The International Society of Female Professionals Recognizes Abigail Zita Seshie


Abigail Zita Seshie is Lecturer and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Saskatchewan. She is passionate about her work and credits her success to dedication, drive and perseverance.

Zita is presently a post-doctoral fellow with the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan. Zita’s research interest includes Gender and Education, Health Equity, Policy Analysis, and International Development. Zita’s passion for Scholarly Activism inspired her to initiate the One Change project. The project aims to broaden the discourse for girls’ education in sub-Saharan Africa and provide learning materials for girls in rural communities. As part of the project directed and produced a film on girls’ education during her fieldwork in Ghana (link below). Zita’s work has gained important recognition as her doctoral research was funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). She also received the Canadian Federation of University Women’s (CFUW) award in March 2017 because her doctoral research can benefit women. In addition, Zita was the recipient of the 2019 University of Saskatchewan Global Research Leadership Award for students and was recognized as an Outstanding Graduating Doctoral Sociology Student by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) in May 2020.

In addition to her academic awards, Zita received a Certificate of Excellence in Community Building by YWCA in Canada and the Graduate Students’ Association Excellence in Community Service Award at the University of Saskatchewan. Zita has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana. A master’s degree in Social Justice and Equity Studies from Brock University in Canada and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Zita wants to work for the World Bank Group or the United Nations as a Gender Policy Analyst regarding future goals.

Zita’s passion for supporting girls and women to live their optimum best inspired her to launch her new cosmetic Brand, Zesh Cosmetics. The mission of her cosmetic brand is to inspire women of colour to be confident in the phase of diversity. Her cosmetic brand is available on Amazon USA and Amazon Canada.

Documentary film Link

She looks forward to connecting with likeminded professionals.

International Society of Female Professionals Member, Abigail Zita Seshie, can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.


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