This superwoman’s robust profile has covered
areas such as taxes collection, customs duties dematerialization, road
infrastructure financing 186 million USD, Airport financing, 85% prepaid cards
market share, the ‘Best Woman Managing Director’ award to mention a few.
Meet Amie Sow, Regional CEO West Africa 2.
Amie holds a double Master’s Degree in
Economics, Finance, Banking and Insurance, as well as a Master’s Degree in
Public Finance Management and has twenty years of professional experience in
the banking industry as Risk Manager and Developer in West, Central and Eastern
Amie became Head of UBA Senegal in 2013 and
achieved remarkable performances that earned the Bank ‘Bank of the Year’ Award
for 6 consecutive years by The Banker
of the Financial Times.
She has helped to strengthen the Bank’s
partnership with key stakeholders of her region with the ultimate objective of
contributing to its development
In her interview, she sheds lights on what
inspires her to do more
difficulties or barriers have you faced becoming a successful career woman?
Being a successful woman never means that you
are no more the mother, the wife or the woman in society.
So for all the responsibilities related to the
different roles that you play, there are conflicts. Conflicts with family and
social commitment and the difficulty is often how to balance it even though you
know that the perfect balance does not exist.
the hardest thing about being a woman at the top?
To be seen not as a woman but a competent
manager who has built her reputation by her hard work.
all the success in your career, what keeps you going or inspires to do more?
I dreamed, I believed, I tried, I faced
several barriers, I doubted, I failed, I achieved, I inspired. 
It was a chance in a million. It was God’s
I want to keep the door opened and to go along
where I never dream of.
•How can
successful women use their voices and influence to help other women?
There are several ways. Across the world,
there are lots of forums that allow women to use their voices and to mentor
Also, by sharing experiences, inspirations and
•How do
you achieve work life balance?
There is nothing work-life balance but only
life balance. Family is the major component. No matter what you do, you have to
organize your life around the balance of the family even if you take up more
responsibility at work. When you this it means you have succeeded.
your current favourite song?
Believe by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.




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