Dawn Sutherland, Director, Ghana | IBWPPI

Dawn Sutherland

Director, Ghana

Dawn Sutherland is the Executive Director of Bridge-To-Africa Connection, Inc., a non-profit USA 501©(3) organization that focuses on changing lives, one person at a time by building self sufficiency, education and empowerment in women and girls. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, she served as a Vice President of Finance at Xerox Corporation.

Sutherland is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, lecturer, and motivational speaker. She also consults with advocacy organizations that are committed to empowering women with practical financial, business and self reliant skills.

Sutherland served as the Vice President of Finance for Xerox Corporation Western Region during the last 10 years of her career. During her 32-year stellar career with Xerox, Sutherland provided leadership developing C-level contacts for the organization. Her financial expertise was instrumental in creating strategic business models that grew market share, increased brand awareness and yielded year over year growth. Sutherland also has broad international experience, having been an expatriate with Xerox Ltd. in England. She was commonly known throughout Xerox for managing from the heart, managing change and building teams which delivered results.

Sutherland is a member of several non-profit boards and is very active in the international communities. She also serves as a board member of International Black Women Public Policy Institute and the International Director of R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide, Inc.

An avid art collector, one of Sutherland’s passions is supporting artists from Africa. She travels extensively and has a network of artists around the globe, and produces fine art exhibitions. Another passion is mentoring young girls by empowering them with practical skills, wisdom, and knowledge.

Sutherland’s Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Boston College, Masters of Social Work and Masters of Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University helped prepare her for her life’s journey. Staying true to her love of the Motherland, she repatriated to Ghana where she makes her home in Kumasi.

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