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 http://www.TheNewAfrica.info, 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.