In case you missed Magatte Wade’s groundbreaking speech at at the 2013 International Students For Liberty Conference, we’ve uploaded the full speech to youtube. You can watch it here:
Ms. Wade was born in Senegal, educated in Germany and France, and launched her entrepreneurial career in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she co-founded Adina World Beverages after working closely with Silicon Valley start-ups. She is a TED Global Africa Fellow and last year started a new company, Tiossan, a contemporary lifestyle products brand that integrates the three cultures that formed her, Dakar, Paris, and San Francisco. She is fluent in French, English, and Wolof, the predominant indigenous language of Senegal.
She delivered this Ted Talk last year at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin. She was also named one of Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa and writes for The Huffington Post, Barron’s, and other publications.