Today, we focus our spotlight on Michelle Tsagli; an exceptional woman and a mentor to three mentees. Michelle is the manager of the Consulting and Monitoring department at Deloitte Ghana and the Evaluation and Learning Specialist on a USAID-funded energy project. When she is not working, she is either reading, watching Netflix or catching up with friends.

She had always wanted to be a mentor but did not know where and how to start. The Ahaspora Mentoring Program gave her the perfect opportunity to finally be a mentor.

Michelle shares her experience as a mentor in the Ahaspora Mentoring Program.


In Michelle’s words: 

‘’My motivation for being a mentor was to be the person I needed when I was in high school and trying to figure out life. So, I saw this program as a way to not only give back but also be the “role model” figure I wish I had. I joined the mentoring program in 2018 and it’s been such a great experience. I have had 3 mentees so far and we have learned so much from each other. I’m still in touch with all 3 of them. It’s been nice being one of their go-to people when they need advice or to vent about life. My most memorable moment as a mentor would be when I introduced 2 of my mentees (from different years) to each other. They got along so well and the “older” one has been checking up on the “younger” one regularly. Mentoring has been one of the most fulfilling things I have done to date. It’s a big responsibility for someone to look up to you but it’s worth it – it also keeps me accountable. I think everyone should be a mentor at some point. It’s such an eye opening and rewarding experience. I would definitely recommend the Ahaspora Mentoring Program because Ahaspora sets the stage and makes it easy to start. I think a few more in-person group events for mentors and mentees would be great for this program.’’