MBA Ministry

Andrena Sawyer

Founder at Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN)
President at P.E.R.K. Consulting

Andrena Sawyer is the Founder of the Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) and the President of P.E.R.K. Consulting—a consulting firm for nonprofits and small businesses.

Originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone, she and her family moved to the United States when she was nine years old due to a civil war that left thousands dead and untold numbers maimed and displaced. She credits her immigration journey for her interest in human triumph and perseverance. She has since actively worked to mobilize and empower others in the same way that Christ’s love has redeemed and restored her. 

For her work in ministry and business, she has received numerous awards including The Black Business Review’s 40 Under 40 award, and the Hope for Africa Leadership in Community Development Award. 

In addition to her work with MCWEN and P.E.R.K. Consulting, she has authored several books, including The Misadventures of a New Entrepreneur: 5 Things They Won’t Teach You In Business School.

Of all her interests, she is most passionate about seeing people restored by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her message is one of redemption that seeks to encourage people to reach their full potential based on an understanding of who God says they are.

Learn more about Andrena through her LinkedIn!