MIT Sloan Africa Innovate - Vision Talk 1- Magatte Wade

MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference 2012
Sharing Ideas, Sparking Innovation
April 14, 2012

Speaker: Magatte Wade

Magatte Wade is a serial entrepreneur who was born in Senegal, educated in France, and who started her entrepreneurial career in the U.S.  Her first company, Adina World Beverages, was based on indigenous Senegalese beverage recipes.  She recently launched her second company, Tiossan, which sells skin care products based on indigenous Senegalese recipes at high-end boutiques and at  She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum at Davos for 2011 and Forbes named her one of the “20 Youngest Power Women of Africa.”  Magatte is a frequent speaker on college campuses, including Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, etc.  She writes for The Huffington Post and reviews books for Barron’s.  She blogs at and at

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MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference 2012