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Director's Biographic Brief

Penelope Jones Mensah


Mrs. Penelope Jones-Mensah Mawuenyega, Founder and Executive Director of the 40 Roses Foundation, stressed the need to have a dream and to be driven by that dream to become successful leaders. The 40 Roses Foundation is uniquely designed initiative that links 40 accomplished professional women mentors with 40 underprivileged girls.

Mrs. Jones-Mensah Mawuenyega said successful leaders always stood on the shoulders of those behind them and that there was the need to leave a legacy for the younger generation.

She added that with an increase in the numbers of successful women leaders, all glass ceilings would be broken and all inhibitions against women’s progress would be removed. Penelope believes that the empowered girl has the power to influence her generation and change her future.