The Young African Professionals (YAP) Network is a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro Area, which provides a forum for professionals interested in Africa to engage with contemporary leaders in business, technology, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship; to network and discover opportunities among Africans; support Arts and Culture from the African Diaspora; and promote entrepreneurial activities among our members.
YAP was founded in 2002-2003 by African professionals Segeni Ngethe, Nimu Waweru, and Tega Shivute. A year later, it was managed by Ehui Adovor, who is credited for building the organization’s name and reputation in the Washington, D.C. area.
Our mission is to establish a credible and trusted network for the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches for professional advancement.
YAP is managed and operated by volunteers who are committed to connecting African professionals for career development and opportunity creation.
Margaret has over five years of experience in Intellectual Property, nonprofit management, and journalism. She is currently a Legal Assistant in the IP group at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., a leading law firm with offices in the mid-Atlantic region and 18 practice areas. As a journalist she worked as a freelancer reporter for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, where she reported on issues effecting minorities in higher education.
Margaret holds a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University and a
Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and International Affairs from Northeastern University.
Aisha has over a decade of experience in non-profit management and consulting helping to shape and roll-out strategic initiatives across diverse stakeholder audiences, both domestic and international. She is currently a Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. She has worked across the non-profit, private, and public sector to include various U.S. federal government agencies, the Fund for Women Artists, Synergos, US Airways, and Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd (formerly Emerging Markets Group).
Aisha holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics with a concentration in African Studies from Smith College.
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Place: Bukom Cafe
2442 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow, approx. 15 minute walk)
Woodley Park-Zoo/ Adams Morgan (Red, approx. 15 minute walk)
*Public Garage and Street Parking Available
Place: Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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