On Female Empowerment and Innovation in Africa - A Conversation with Pauline Koelbl
Narratives of PurposeDecember 05, 2020x
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On Female Empowerment and Innovation in Africa - A Conversation with Pauline Koelbl

On this first episode, I speak with Pauline Koelbl about what motivated the creation of her new ventures: AfriProspect and ShEquity. Pauline is an innovation expert in developing and emerging markets. She invests in African impactful innovative startups with a special focus on female-led businesses. In our discussion, Pauline also shares what future trends she is looking out for post-COVID-19.

 

Show Notes 

At the end of the show, I ask all my guests the same set of questions to get a sneak preview into their favourite music or books. Here are the links to Pauline's answers. The song she constantly listens to at the moment is 'Jerusalema' by Master KG. The songs that particularly resonated with her at a specific time in her life are 'Zangawela' (the original song from 'Waka Waka, time for Africa' by Shakira) and 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. Her all-time favourite book that she absolutely recommends is Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.

If you want to follow Pauline on social media, these are her channels: LinkedIn and Twitter

In case you wish to have more information on the organisations mentioned in our conversation, here are some useful links. The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) where Pauline worked before founding AfriProspect and ShEquity. The Professional Women of African Heritage initiative (PROWAH) that Pauline co-founded in 2018.