top of page

Press & Media

Official Bio

Magatte Wade is the Director of the Center for African Prosperity at Atlas Network, the leading organization of African free-market think tanks. She was listed as a Forbes “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa,” a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a TED Global Africa Fellow.

Magatte is the bestselling author of The Heart of A Cheetah, and the host of The Magatte Wade Show. She's spoken at the United Nations, Aspen Institute, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and the TED mainstage. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, the BBC, CNN, Fast Company, Fortune, and the Huffington Post. She has been on both Lex Fridman and Jordan Peterson’s podcasts (where she was among the most popular guests), with over 10 million views.


Magatte's passion for the role of free markets in overcoming poverty and the power of enterprise to tackle social issues and promote entrepreneurial education make her a sought-after speaker and thought leader at major conferences, events, and universities around the world.

Approved Photos

You are free to use these photos digitally, so long as you credit the photographer (Credit: Carla Taylor Photographer) and send us a link at to where they are being used.

My Videos