On Sunday I arrived in New York at Social Good Summit for my on-stage chat with firebrand serial social entrepreneur, Magatte Wade. Needless to say, even though I knew of her, of her passion, of her work, and of her vision; I knew nothing of her enigmatic presence. Magatte Wade is one of those people that knows how to “bring it.” From the minute she arrived in the Green Room to prep for our talk (which we happened to be sharing with Will.i.am – natch!) I knew it was going to be a good talk.
After our duet, Magatte spent a good three hours attempting to leave the building. So swarmed was she with networking opportunities and heart-felt appreciation – for the “breath of fresh air” she brought to development discourse – that her exist kept getting delayed. I am posting the video here because it is worth watching her in action. Normally I hate watching myself on camera but I am tempted to listen to our talk again because I was so “in the moment” and present as I interviewed her, I am quite sure I missed some quotable gems. See if you can spot the one that was retweeted the most.