Balkissa Mahamane

Balkissa 1972Balkissa Mahamane works at Kiewit Corporation as a Business Transformations and Controls Analyst. She owns Excellence Insights LLC, providing organizational and financial services to small businesses thriving for operational excellence. Balkissa also co-owns a commercial cleaning business, 4CleaningSisters LLC.

Her drive for continuous improvement applies to her social life as well, where she promotes entrepreneurship, education and community service. She is a SCORE Volunteer, the Director of Finance for the Africa Leadership Summit 2019 and a fellow of the 2019 class of the New Leaders Council, Omaha Chapter.

Balkissa founded La Grande Académie International Education, a unique human capital development model that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Quality Education. This project invites rural communities, from developing nations, into the global, diverse and progressive community of innovation; and equips them with tools and resources enabling them to defy poverty. She is an alumnus of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, where she was awarded for La Grande Académie School in Zinder, Niger. Balkissa promotes the Diaspora Cares Network calling the African Diaspora and friends of Africa to collaborate and leverage global resources to inspire their communities.

When taking a break from it all, Balkissa can be found traveling or craft making with her children.