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Aminata (Amy) Mbaye

Chief of Staff

Sigma Gamma Rho

For over 18 years, Aminata Sidy Mbaye has been a noteworthy business professional with progressive experience in the areas of nonprofit organizational development and management, strategic event planning, and community relations. Senegalese born and “world raised”, Aminata sees the world as a big village and calls herself a Global Citizen. Having lived and studied in various countries, Aminata is a polyglot, speaking 5 languages with fluency in English, French and Spanish. Aware from a very young age of the blessings bestowed upon her as a young African girl with access to the best educational systems, Aminata has been driven by her resolve to effectively contribute to gender and social equity and sustainable development. Aminata attended the prestigious School of Law of the University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris, France. During her undergraduate studies at La Sorbonne, she obtained an internship with the UNICEF at the UN headquarters in New York where she developed her love for the “Land of opportunity”. Her Journey led her to Maryland where she became an alumna of University of Maryland – College Park earning a degree in Business Management with Concentration in Legal Environment of Business. After several successful years in the global corporate world, Aminata decided to fulfill a lifelong aspiration to work for a non-profit organization and joined the staff of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 2008. She held several positions from Executive Assistant to Deputy Executive Director and Project Director. Until August 2020, Aminata led the team overseeing the operational planning and delivery of the organization’s major programs - Biennial Boules and Centennial - as the Director of Planning and Performance Delivery. Aminata currently serves as the organization's Chief of Staff. Aminata’s passion for socio-economic issues, humanity and sustainable development has been exercised both in her home country of Senegal, and in the US, as she volunteers her time on several boards of nonprofits and assisting government officials in Senegal with implementation of programs to boost entrepreneurship for women and youth. Aminata defines herself first and foremost as a devout and faithful servant of God. A beloved daughter and proudest mother of a 16-year-old son, Abdulaye, whom she calls her greatest accomplishment; she is happiest when surrounded by her family. Her favorite pastime is to explore the world and discover its multifaceted cultural heritage by way of travels, books, music and the arts.

Aminata (Amy) Mbaye
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