Pauline is the Founder and Managing Partner of ShEquity as well as Founder and CEO of AfriProspect. She is a gender-lens impact investor and a leading innovation expert in emerging economies with over 20 years’ experience in international affairs and venture philanthropy. ShEquity provides smart investment to impactful, innovative and scalable African female-led and owned businesses, and AfriProspect focuses on connecting African innovators with global markets. Pauline also has 11+ years’ experience catalysing innovation and supporting SMES/startups across Africa. Her passion lies in innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment of youth and women.