Three Keys to Creating Prosperity in Africa

Lucy Quist (INSEAD MBA ’05J), International Business Leader and Author | September 11, 2019 While each country must find its own path, every leader working on the continent must commit to improving its brand equity. Too many minds are anchored on the notion of Africa as a place of need. To create sustainable prosperity, we need

[SPEECH] Building Science (STEM) in Africa

Lucy Quist delivered the following address at the recently organised Allotey Workshop; a public lecture in memory of Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, Ghanaian mathematical physicist and former President of AIMS Ghana. The event took place in the University of Liverpool and hosted speakers from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) network like Mama Foupouagnigni – President

Campaigning for Business Success!

What an inspiring event! The event in question was the Campaigning Summit Switzerland 2018, and I was there to share my experience on how leaders can campaign internally within their organisations to achieve business success.

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

Faith in the Workplace

On the 10th of February 2018 I had the privilege of sharing my thoughts on ‘Faith in the Workplace’ with Fenchurch Professionals – a Christian professional network based in London. It is a subject close to my heart because my faith is the basis of all I do. All the hope, all the passion 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’.

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.

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


Lucy Quist has been honoured at the maiden Ghana Legacy Awards, alongside 6 other distinguished Ghanaians, for her extraordinary leadership and impact in Corporate Ghana and for her exceptional ability to transform businesses for growth and positive reputation even in the most challenging situations.

The Mobile World Congress 2017

Earlier this month Lucy joined the global meeting of telecom leaders at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where she got the opportunity to explore emerging technology in the industry and interacted with key stakeholders in the international telecom space.

#BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day 2017

  “I don’t believe there’s a glass ceiling, I think that the limitations that particularly women place on themselves are our own mindsets. We haven’t been blessed any less than any human being… But when we decide that we are less capable then we become less capable.” Lucy partook in various events to celebrate Women

Lucy shares her hopes for STEM in Africa at the Launch of Africa Science Academy

  As a well-known passionate advocate of STEM education, Lucy Quist was at the launch of the African Science Academy to share her thoughts and hopes for STEM in Africa. In her speech, Lucy stresses on the need for greater participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics across the continent whiles encouraging the first batch of students

Tedx Euston 2016: A Bold New Normal

Lucy Quist passionately recounts her leadership journey through 3 pivotal years that shaped her from youth to her role as CEO of Airtel Ghana. From learning lessons of survival in 1983 with her family in Ghana to relocating to the continent in 2008, and in 2010 relocating to the DCR (Democratic Republic of Congo) Lucy

Lucy speaks on ‘Restoring Trust in Business Leadership’

Make it your responsibility as a leader to avoid breaking trust. That should be our goal as a business imperative. Restoring trust is extremely hard and sometimes impossible to get back 100%. Trust, ultimately is a human expectation before it is a business imperative.

BBC Power Woman Feature

Lucy Quist was recently featured on BBC’s Power Women series as one of the top business women driving transformational change in Africa.

The Africa Development And Investment Convention, 2016

Lucy Quist was invited to speaking at the Africa Development and Investment Convention (ADIC) 2016, an annual gathering of seasoned global business leaders and investors, where she called for more strategic partnerships and investment in Africa’s telecommunications sector.

African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

Lucy Quist joined leading African women in technology at the African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology held in Accra to discuss and share solutions that will foster policy directions on broadband internet access, women empowerment, and sustainable development.


Within a year Lucy has been recognised by several reputable organizations for her transformational and inspirational leadership, her exceptional strategic marketing insights, selfless dedication to growing people and for championing causes that are shaping the lives of young people on the continent.

The power of ‘we can’!

Africa’s sustainable development can only come from within. Which is why Lucy Quist has been committed to #onlywecan.

TEDx Accra, Why we should all be generational thinkers

For most people, the mention of Africa takes their attention to the incredible weather and abundant natural resources. Amazing, but there is a bigger picture, a vision of a better and brighter continent because of its people. Believing and investing in the people of Africa makes them resources beyond those we already see.

#SheHiveAccra by She Leads Africa

Lucy Quist came through the SheHiveAccra and laid down nuggets for making it in corporate Ghana. While she highlighted teamwork, leadership skills and personal values.