Worth reading and listening

In this section, I am compiling articles, books and talks I’ve read or heard, on issues I care about, and thought they were so relevant and so brilliantly said. I want to make sure their voices are heard. So….enjoy!

On Identity and being French today (in French)

By Fatou Diome

On Women in Senegal

In Senegal, women’s bodies have become a political battleground” Global Opinions (The Washington Post).

By Marame Gueye March 19, 2021

While Senegal is often lauded as a beacon of democracy in West Africa, the protests and polarization around the rape charge lay bare the stark reality that women and youth sit at the margins of this democracy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/19/senegal-womens-bodies-have-become-political-battleground/

On Diversity and Inclusion

Medium: Interlace Ventures — our approach to D&I

By Vincent Diallo (Managing Partner at Interlace Ventures), October 26, 2020

https://medium.com/interlace-ventures/interlace-ventures-our-approach-to-d-i-7553dac7b

“I discovered I was Black when I landed in the US five years ago.”

We experienced first hand the outperformance of diversity“.

“It may sound crude and probably risky to state but we observed a deep correlation between grit and underrepresentation. A modest background may also positively impact the scale and the relevance of the vision by addressing a larger market or targeting a blue ocean audience.”

On Afro-Feminism

“We should all be Feminists “

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TEDxEuston 2011)

” Culture doesn’t make people, people make culture. ”

“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller, we say to girls you can have ambition- but not too much, you should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man”