Making the Most of the Return with Ivy Prosper
November 23rd, 2021
53 mins 51 secs
About this Episode
Greetings Glocal Citizens!
As of this week we've been on this journey for 100 Episodes!! Hurray :)
and thank you all for joining me on this mission. I continue to be very much committed to manifesting a new world one guest at a time and the idea of showcasing the works and ways of all the dynamic diasporans out there doing their something is motivation to get to episode1000 in due time!
My guest this week is a media professional and content creator that rounds out our first 100 episodes quite nicely. Ivy Prosper is Ghanaian born and while spending the majority of her life in Canada she is a passionate Pan-Africa and has developed a desire to help tell stories that can change the negative narrative of Africa often portrayed in the media. is very passionate about advocating for women and doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind when it comes to gender issues and educating people who don’t understand the disparity that still exists when it comes to gender equality. For over a decade she has been a public speaker addressing concerns related to the empowerment women.
Born in Ghana, she immigrated to Canada at an early age with her parents. A graduate of Ryerson University, her career in the public eye began as a teen when she was pursuing a career as a fashion model before venturing into the fashion industry first as a designer then in retail footwear until she became an assistant buyer for a women's retailer. She later made a career change after studying Radio & Television Broadcasting at Specs Howard School of Media Art in Detroit, Michigan. Since then she has worked as a Television Reporter, Host, Producer and script-writer on various projects.
Most notably she worked as a Consultant/Fixer on one episode of the Christiane Amanpour series, Sex & Love Around the World, which aired on CNN in 2018. She was nominated for Host of the Year in a Development Series by the RTP Awards in Ghana for her work on The Maternal Health Channel TV Series in 2013. Over the last year she has been a freelance Producer on documentary film projects with Refined Creative, a production company based in Ghana.
As a reporter she’s interviewed noteworthy people including Oscar-Winning Director, Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Actor/Producer Idris Elba, Oscar-Nominated actor Jake Gyllenhall, Recording artist Akon, Comedian Leslie Jones, Actor David Oyelowo, Grammy-winning recording artist Melanie Fiona and many more.
There is so much more to Ivy, listen in and fully Prosper!
Where to find Ivy?
What's Ivy reading?
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success by John C. Maxwell
Other topics of interest:
Mel Robbins' The 5Second Rule
NAACP Niagara Movement
Year of Return and Beyond
Maternal Health Channel
Grand Health Bazaar
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