Ama Karikari Yawson

About Ama Karikari Yawson

Ama Karikari Yawson

Ms. Yawson is co-founder of Joojos, an artisanal children’s shoe company that aims to inject love, fun and play into the children’s shoe making business. Additionally, Ms. Yawson hopes to publish her first children’s book, Sunne’s Gift, with funds generated through a Kickstarter campaign. Sunne’s Gift is about a magical creature with spirally hair that grows toward the sun named Sunne. Sunne’s three straight-haired siblings, who also have magical powers, poke fun of Sunne’s hair. Sunne starts beating the spirals of hair to fit in, but as a result…
With this story, she hopes to promote a culture of acceptance in which we see that celebrating diversity is not just “nice to do,” it is essential for our survival. Ms. Yawson earned a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She works as a securities lawyer and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two sons.



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