2008 MPP Alumna of the Year Jennifer White, MPP 2004

 Jennifer White is a true global citizen whose passion for Africa inspires her to create safe spaces for African and African-American women to connect, heal, and do business. She organizes annual healing and investment trips to Africa to connect Africans annually, on both sides of the ocean. Starting with the healing act of “Sharing Our Stories”, connections are made and trust is built, opening the door to business collaborations, economic empowerment and community development around the world.

As a lifelong learner, Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Public Policy from UCLA, as well as a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Howard University. As a student leader and community activist, she remained passionate about Africa. Her first journey to the Motherland in 2004 was a graduate student at the University of Ghana, where she initiated study groups in Development Studies, Gender Studies, and Political Science. She organized study groups to share Ghanaian and African American perspectives and hold thought-provoking discussions about Africa’s evolution, establishing strong bonds of friendship maintained to this day.

Jennifer’s experience as an educator spans from kindergarten to college, where she has worked as an instructor, counselor and grant writer at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. For the last 10 years she has organized healing and investment trips for African American professionals to Africa, including Ghana, Egypt, Togo, Benin, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Ethiopia. As founder and CEO of SISTERcircle, she is a staunch advocate for “Doing Business in Africa”, recently launching “SISTERcircle Fine Wines” a collective investment by African American women to import South African wine made by Black women, opening up the US market for Black winemakers.

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