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Magatte Wade    

Founder and CEO of Tiossan

Forbes magazine named Magatte Wade one of the “20 Youngest Power Women of Africa.” Magatte was born in Senegal, educated in France, and started her entrepreneurial career in the U.S. Her first company, Adina World Beverages, based on indigenous Senegalese beverage recipes, became one of the most widely distributed U.S. brands started by an African entrepreneur.

Her second company, Tiossan, offers skincare products based on indigenous Senegalese recipes online and at high-end boutiques. Magatte was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum at Davos and is frequent speaker at business conferences and college campuses, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, MIT, Wharton, Babson, etc. Magatte writes for The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and Barron’s. She has been featured on BBC, CNN, FoxBusiness, New York Times, etc. She is a mentor for the MIT Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship and Development.

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