Board of Directors
Bienvenue Michelle Konsimbo is the founder and president of Girl Now, Woman Later (GNWL). Born in Burkina Faso, but also raised in Belgium, Konsimbo saw first-hand how limited education held girls back from achieving their full potential. Konsimbo has always been an activist for education and values the importance and joy of reading. Konsimbo has worked for many years in the education field in Atlanta, Georgia. Konsimbo graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of Arts in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University.
Fanta Yéyé is from Burkina Faso. After graduating from the University of Ouagadougou with a Bachelor in English Language and Literature, she completed a Professional Masters in Marketing and Communication, and she is in a process of completing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Heriot-Watt University.
Since 2009, Fanta has been involved in the implementation of community development projects, through her work experience with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Burkina Faso. While living in Ghana in 2014, Fanta was a volunteer tutor for The Paco Project and helped children from low-income families develop their skills and potential through extracurricular activities.
In Zambia, Fanta participated in fundraising activities for the Lumwana Tetekela Group. Part of the funds were allocated to financing school fees for children from underprivileged backgrounds.
Fanta is now living in Canada and is always thrilled to be involved in any activity or organization aiming at empowering children, especially young women.
Boundaogo Aisseta has more than 15 years of experience in the sectors of business administration, marketing, communication, economics, and social development. For more than 7 years, she has been interested in the field of development, emergencies, and humanitarian efforts, in which she is currently working as a project manager for an American non-governmental organization. Aisseta contributes, through her professional occupations, to restoring dignity and giving hope to vulnerable populations, women, men, boys, and girls who are victims of violence and social exclusion. In addition to her skills in development and project management, Aisseta has extensive experience in capacity building in the field of gender and child protection, particularly on the reform of the care of orphans and children in distress in children care institutions for their reintegration into families.
Aisseta has a bachelor’s degree in Project Management, a graduate diploma in Business Administration from the Commercial Management Institute of Bournemouth in the United Kingdom, a Master of Science in Management Science from the Mercure Foundation University of Belgium, and a master’s degree in Finance Accounting and Audit from the Higher School of Sciences and Management of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso. She is fluent in French and has a good command of English.
She is married and lives with her husband and their three children in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.