Meet Cindy Karikari
Meet Ambrose Faculty Cindy Karikari
Cindy Karikari is an assistant professor in the School of Business at Ambrose University, where she teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Business Communication, Organizational Development and Learning, and Performance Management. Mrs. Karikari's business, Educated Path, has been featured in local publications such as 'A Women a Day YYC' and 'In Her Circle' as an up-and-coming female-owned entrepreneur organization in Calgary. These awards recognize initiatives that assist all sorts of learners in finding the correct post-secondary education program by establishing techniques to assist learners in recognizing their educational needs and what they require from a program or school to be successful. Mrs. Karikari is currently working on her Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with a focus on Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her research interests include adult learning concepts, adult teaching methods, training, soft skills training, learning transfer, professional development, and vocational training in organizations.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
In high school, Black History Month was traditionally concluded with a talent show, where people from African and Caribbean countries would come together and showcase their talents. The performance would involve singing in their own language, dance routines accompanied by afro beats, poetry, and much more. It was a method to educate without "teaching," and it was a great way to exchange experiences. Nothing has come close to the enthusiasm I felt during my four years in high school, and it is something I will never forget. A time when we all got together to celebrate different cultures and highlight the best of the African diaspora.
Who is one of your Black Heroes and Why?
One of my black heroes is Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewaa of the Ashanti Empire in West Africa. Nana Yaa Asantewaa, a famous woman in Ghana's Ashanti region, served as queen mother of the Ejisu Traditional Area. In 1900, Yaa Asantewaa led the Ashanti in a rebellion against the British colonial government in Ghana. Despite the fact that the Ashantis lost the Yaa Asantewaa War, it is essential to remember the accomplishments of Yaa Asantewaa, a traditional African woman who played a pivotal role in the feminist movement in Africa prior to and during the fight. The stories of Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewaa have always brought me immense joy as an Ashanti woman. Knowing that I descend from a brave and powerful tribe makes me proud.