Business & Entrepreneurship

40 Women to Watch 2019: Amma Mensah is changing the face of education, one class at a time


Amma Mensah

Amma Mensah 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.

Amma Mensah is a UK-based social enterprise professional and the founder of Beyond the Classroom (BTC), a youth-led social enterprise.

Amma recognized the importance of mentorship while working with young men and developed BTC to provide women with the skills and confidence to make positive life decisions. BTC has supported and helped over 1500 youths develop leadership skills through the integration of life-skills in education programmings, such as performing arts and media.

Amma herself is a mentor and leader in the community and supports Tutors United and the Business Launchpad, an incubator to help youth start their own businesses. She has won two Unltd (foundation for social entrepreneurs) awards and a SFX Community Oscar for her contributions to the community.

Amma continues to lead educational shift from normative institutionalized system to a more proactive learning-based one by providing consulting services to large organizations.