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40 Women to Watch 2019: Aisha Addo is making sure that women everywhere can safely reach their destination


Aisha Addo

Aisha Addo is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Aisha Addo founded DriveHer, a female-only ridesharing service after an uncomfortable encounter made her realize women shouldn’t have to worry whether taking a cab or ridesharing car would endanger their lives. Aisha’s passion lies in providing girls everywhere with resources to help identify their purpose and reach their full potential.

She’s also the founder of Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization offering young girls mentors that were absent during her own youth. She’s received the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service. Alongside the award, Aisha was named a Black Diversity Group Role Model and one of the 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada.