Elshadai Smith-Mensah

Elshadai Smith-Mensah


Elshadai Smith-Mensah is an associate at Access Ventures helping with affordable housing and supportive employment initiatives.

From Ashland, KY, she is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville where she majored in Marketing and minored in Entrepreneurship and Management. She works with local nonprofit, Canopy, developing a social enterprise certification program and engaging stakeholders.

Elshadai’s motivation for her work streams from her passion to use business as a vehicle for social change. In her free time, she enjoys exploring, attending community events, reading, and working with students.

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." - Lily Tomlin

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