Isha Sesay is an American Journalist. From 2005 to 2018, she worked as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International. Her book Beneath the Tamarind Tree about the abduction of Chibok girls in 2014 was published in July 2019. Sesay works as a freelance presenter and speaker
She left CNN in 2018 to launch W.E. Can Lead (Women Everywhere Can Lead) an educational, humanitarian non-profit organization created to ensure young girls receive the educational opportunity, leadership development and mentoring support necessary to become the new generation of female leaders who are able to impact every area of society across the continent of Africa.
"I was interviewing one of my girls to do a video for my organization, and she turned to me and said, “I’m going to do more than you in my life.” This is a girl who, when she started the organization, couldn’t even look anyone in the eye." -Isha Sesay