Check out this quick excerpt from our phone interview with CEO Magatte Wade. Magatte is the founder of beauty company Tiossan. She is bringing ancient Senegalese recipes and merging them with custom-crafted French fragrances.
50% of the proceeds of Tiossan go to build innovative schools in Senegal.
Her larger than life personality has led her to entrepreneurial success and a celebrated speaker at international conferences on entrepreneurship, innovation, and competitiveness. She was named “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa” by Forbes Magazines, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum at Davos for 2011, and a TED Global Africa Fellow.
Born in Senegal, Magatte moved to Europe at the age of eight, where she flourished as a student, but also as an ambassador for justice and social change.