Sona Traore Sesay is an educational leader with a mission-driven mindset to create ethical and effective leadership in educational settings while building authentic partnerships with
Ms. Traore Sesay is currently the Executive Director of the LEAD Monrovia Football Academy, a non-profit organization that uses football as a hook to provide quality education, break down gender barriers, and prepare students to lead positive change in Liberia. She has over five years of leadership experience in organizations where she made her mark by inspiring many girls and women to occupy space and become better versions of themselves.
Prior to this role, she served as a teacher and life skills program officer at LEAD Monrovia
Football Academy and as a leader in education who demonstrated different strategies which
improved the learning performances of young people.
Ms. Traore Sesay holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy from Boston College and a BSc in Early Childhood Education from Gaziantep University. This is in addition to several certificates she has in public speaking, leadership, mentorship, and improving educational outcomes.
She is an advocate for gender equity, women’s participation in leadership, equity and inclusivity in education, and redefining the role of educators in Liberia.