meet anna gifty

Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman is a researcher, speaker, and writer, hailing from Ghana and Maryland. She co-founded The Sadie Collective, the only non-profit organization addressing the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in economics, finance, and policy, and the viral and award-winning digital campaign #BlackBirdersWeekHer advocacy efforts and analysis of labor economic trends are published and featured widely by press and media such as Teen Vogue, The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, Marketplace, NPR, and Newsweek. Forthcoming work of hers includes two books: THE BLACK AGENDA (St. Martin's Press, 2022) that will feature leading Black voices across policy, healthcare, and technology; and Knock Those Doors Down (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2023), that will chronicle the story of Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander, America's First Black Economist. 


In 2020, she became the youngest recipient for the CEDAW Women's Rights Award by the UN Convention on the Elimination all forms of Discrimination Against Women, which was previously awarded to U.S. Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris, and U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. She is an alum of Harvard University's Research Scholar Initiative in Economics, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics and a minor in Economics with Honors. 

Do not despise small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.

- Zechariah 4:10

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