Beate Wedekind

Beate Wedekind, 62, is a German journalist and entrepreneur, who currently holds the position of  Interim Director Germany of the advocacy organisation ONE. She is founder and CEO of the media and event brand, dedicated to the young entrepreneural and socially responsable acting generation behind progress Made in Africa. Beate started her career as a banker, went to Ethiopia as logistics manager in the 1970s, changed to journalism at 29. As Editor-in-Chief of ELLE and BUNTE she became one of the most recognized journalists in Germany. She anchored her own TV-talkshows and produced major TV-shows. Already as a young woman she got involved in the work of NGOs like Artists United for Nature and Menschen für Menschen. As book author she wrote several bestsellers. She is a passionate networker, mentor and senior advisor to German and African startups. Beate spoke at TEDxMarrakech and TEDxAddis and is a Member of the Board of Directors of TEDx Berlin. She is based in Addis Ababa and Berlin. 

07.05.2014 - 10:15 bis 11:00
GIG lounge