Anta Gueye-James is a mom, public health and development professional, coach, and strategist, and forever Pan-African partisan of good trouble. She has spent the majority of her professional career working on social justice as a determinant of health, community development, and racial and health equity issues in the United States.
After more than twenty years studying, working, and living in the US, she decided to move her family back to the motherland in 2019 where she worked as a management executive in the International Development sector for over three years. Today, Anta is focusing on executive management coaching and youth leadership training, adding her two decades of professional experience in participation to growing the Pan-African leadership of tomorrow. She also provides strategy consulting and public speaking, while nurturing her writing, and various entrepreneurial ventures.
As a longtime lover of African arts and culture, she is committed to contributing her experience, expertise, and passion for the positive promotion, connection, and strategic development of Africa and its diaspora.
Her hope is for her next book to highlight her and others’ experiences on the continent with the tentacles of white supremacy, and dive into the issues of post-colonialism society, global power imbalance, discrimination within international development, and the many shades of racism this combination produces.
Anta has always loved writing, since a very young age, and won the Lifetime TV national essay contest which accompanied the US release of the American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s story in 2006. She also enjoys reading, traveling, culinary experiences and the arts, and often jokes that her dream job is to be paid to scour the world to eat and talk about it!