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Enabling African Prosperity through STEM

I am an unashamed advocate for greater participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Corporate experience has taught me that young people insufficiently engage with STEM. While life experience has taught me that we live in an age where the fundamental pillars of sustained prosperity are built on a foundation of STEM.

Lucy’s Conversations in Boldness: A ‘STEMabled’ Africa

Lucy Quist has been on an ambitious journey of inspiring bold actions in Africans through her ‘Bold New Normal’ campaign. The Bold New Normal is the belief that we can create a prosperous continent for all Africans if we visualise the Africa we want, align our words to our vision to inform our mindsets and

Lucy Quist’s African Quest

Business leader and role model, Lucy Quist, shares her story and leadership journey in an interview with Salamander magazine. Lucy shares insights and motivations from her quest to offer an MBA and her move to make impact in Africa through business.

Limitless Campaign (INSEAD)

Limitless is a campaign under INSEAD’s Gender Initiative. It is part of the school’s effort to ‘create and disseminate knowledge that advances women leaders and optimise their contributions within and beyond their organisations’.

An Industry Honour!

I received an industry recognition for my role in helping the growth of Ghana’s telecommunications industry.


Someone recently asked me whether I have ever been hiking. As someone who loves to walk my eyes lit up. A long challenging hike is always energising. Then for a moment my mind went to more challenging outdoor activities I have been part of; in particular rock-climbing.

The Bold New Normal Tour goes to Kumasi

  Lucy Quist joined hands with the Global Shapers Community in Kumasi to bring another interactive talk session to Kumasi’s vibrant youth. This time ‘Leadership’ was the focus of the discussions. Joined by young professionals and students in Kumasi, Lucy Quist discussed how Africa’s millennials can lead the continent to prosperous outcomes.

EVENT – The Bold New Normal Tour

Creating our Bold New Normal It is possible to create a new Africa. An Africa where everyone has the right opportunities to prosper. With new visions, positive utterances and a renewed mindset we can create prosperity. With this mission at heart, Lucy Quist is starting a series of engagements on creating new visions and taking bold steps

#CHANGINGOURSTORY – The Pan-African Weekend ’17

The Pan-African Weekend is an action-packed three-day event which highlights the achievements and success stories emerging each year from the pan-African diaspora. Lucy Quist joined this year’s event in New York city which was organised to empower, inform, and entertain its audience.

Which trends and facts matter to your career?

When we are starting out in our careers we are mostly grateful to have a job – an opportunity to start on the career ladder. If we have been fortunate, our early career may seem to fully align with our ambition. Sometimes, it may not be the case. Yet no opportunity is wasted – I

Who is the African millennial?

Today I start a series of posts capturing my recent interaction on #TheBoldNewNormal where I specifically focused on millennial careers. What will be some of the key factors that determine sustainable career success for the next generation? As I prepared for the talk I looked up who the world calls a millennial.

THE BOLD NEW NORMAL IN CAREER – A millennial interaction at AIA

The next destination for The Bold New Normal Tour was the Africa Internship Academy, a self-sustaining social enterprise that prepares students and connects leading African employers with diverse qualified talents. Lucy Quist’s interaction, this time focused on building sustainably successful careers by Africa’s millennials in Africa.

THE BOLD NEW NORMAL IN BUSINESS – A millennial interaction at Workshed

The second event of Lucy Quist’s The Bold New Normal Tour was held at Workshed; a co-working space for young entrepreneurs located in Accra that dedicates itself to enabling business growth. Here Lucy focused on business and shared her thoughts and insights on the impact young entrepreneurs can make on the continent through scalable businesses. She was

My career tips with Jane Egerton-Idehen

  It is always a pleasure to get to share the career experiences I have acquired over the past years with young eager minds who are working to build an illustrious career. 


I had the privilege of doing my MBA at INSEAD. I am honoured that this month I am featured in the alumni magazine. Today I share this article to encourage every young business woman trying to make a life and build a career. I also share it with all the young men who will be

Intellectual Powerhouses (My Visit to Rwanda Part III)

What do you talk about when you meet a class of post-graduate mathematical science students? That was the question that played on my mind when I was invited to spend an evening with the students at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda.

Words for a lifetime!

Sometimes we are mentored by one single statement that makes a lasting impression. Many years ago I had a school mate called Miss F. It was not until I made friends with another lady called Miss G that I would get to know Miss F much better. Through Miss G I got to know Miss


My son recently attended a leadership development workshop. When he returned I asked him what the most important lesson of Leadership was from his day away. He thought for a moment and said ‘Resilience! I learnt that to succeed as a leader I need to be resilient’. For a day’s work I thought that was


Realisation, beginnings and hope. Sometimes what we experience as falls are times of strengthening. Down times we need to savour because the next big leap in our journey is approaching. One of my favourite Bible characters is Joseph son of Jacob.

The Push!

Our weaknesses can present opportunities for us to acquire new strengths. If like me you deal with children you would have experienced their amazing world of natural abilities. One aspect of their development I find most fascinating is how they overcome their gaps and develop skills in areas they would rather avoid.


Left or right? Forward or sideways. One of the greatest gifts of life is having the option to choose what we do. Sometimes we forget that we have the power to make a choice. We too easily allow ourselves to go with the flow because that is where the wind seems to be blowing.


‘It is not the smartest or the strongest who survive, it is the most adaptable’. I heard this earlier in the week and have pondered the words for days. As I set out cycling on the roads of Accra I was invariably faced with the challenge of navigating some smooth roads and some bumpy roads.

Being Still!

Sometimes in life being still is absolutely what we need to do. If you are an extrovert like me that can be easier said than done. One of the ways in which I have learnt to be more still when needed is to observe and learn from introverts. I know many and I admire their


Realisation, beginnings and hope. At this time of the year I like to take stock of what has been and what is to be. Over the weekend I went back to my book of ideas and aspirations. I have had these kinds of books for years. The most recent one was started in 2010.


I love the word grit. It is all about perseverance and passion for our long term goals. When I hear it I literally think of the many times when determination has meant gritting my teeth just to keep going.

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