Ama Yawson

Author of Sunne's Gift: How Sunne Overcame Bullying to Reclaim God's Gift

Ms. Yawson is co-founder of Joojos, an artisanal children’s shoe
company that aims to inject love, fun and play into the children’s shoe making business.

Additionally, Ms. Yawson has published her first children’s book entitled Sunne's Gift: How Sunne Overcame Bullying to Reclaim God's Gift. Sunne’s Gift is about a magical being or magbee with spirally hair that grows toward the sun named Sunne. Sunne’s three straight-haired siblings, who also have magical powers, poke fun of Sunne’s hair. Sunne starts beating the spirals of hair to fit in, but as a result…

With this story, she hopes to promote a culture of acceptance in which we see that celebrating diversity is not just “nice to do,” it is essential for our survival.

Ms. Yawson earned a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is an attorney, author, publisher, entrepreneur and educator who gives workshops on various topics including bullying prevention, culturally empowering education, and entrepreneurship. Feel free to email her at or call her at 347-886-2026 to schedule a workshop for your school, church, corporation, or other organization. She lives in the New York area with her husband and two sons.