RAQUEL WILSON helps extraordinary thinkers and innovators build sustainable brands, and connects businesses to consumers and opportunities on the African continent. A three-time founder, startup advisor and communications specialist, Raquel supports the growth of impact organizations and emerging entrepreneurs around the globe. She builds partnerships that strengthen cross-border trade for SMEs, mentors female-led ventures, and is an expert on technology, innovation and leadership for young women and girls. Raquel is renowned for connecting people across her expansive network and building strong, resilient communities. She is based in Dakar, Senegal.