Nana Yaa Bankah, MBA

Program Manager, Global Women's Health Portfolio

United States

Based in Maple Grove, Minnesota

Nana Yaa is a program manager for the Global Women’s Health portfolio at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR). She supports Director Dr. Rahel Nardos in managing key global partnerships to advance gender equity and women’s health initiatives. 

Prior to CGHSR, Nana Yaa worked at the University of St. Thomas’ Schulze School of Entrepreneurship to launch a global social innovation program of student innovators and university leaders from 20-plus universities across 15 countries.  

She has previously worked in international development in East and West-Africa, facilitating business partnerships with micro and small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. In addition to a background in marketing communications and program management, Nana Yaa has extensive experience in and passion for building cross-cultural partnerships that add value for all stakeholders.

Nana Yaa holds a B.A. in business and political science from Calvin College and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband and three kids.