RAQUEL WILSON helps extraordinary thinkers and innovators build sustainable brands, and connects businesses to consumers and opportunities on the African continent. A former diplomat, three-time founder and communications specialist, she supports the growth of impact organizations, multinational corporations and emerging entrepreneurs around the globe. A startup advisor, renowned for connecting people across her expansive network, and building strong, resilient communities, Raquel facilitates partnerships that strengthen cross-border trade for SMEs, and mentors young women and girls in leadership and discovering themselves unapologetically.