African Gist and Levi Strauss & Co.

African Gist took part in the Afropean Youth Summit organised by Levi Strauss & Co.

In October 2021, African Gist participated in the Afropean Youth Summit organised by Levi Strauss & Co.

The event aimed at helping young talents engage with over 20 International Speakers & Panelists: from CEOs to Social Entrepreneurs and Activists, from Educators and Influencers to Artists and Trailblazers. Young participants had the opportunity to meet these unbelievable change Makers of today and tomorrow. 

About the session

Through its founder, African Gist contributed to the panel on the Strength of the Network. The discussion explored the power of professional networks and the reasons why it is important to build and leverage our social capital.

During this panel, Cynthia shared tips on personal Branding for creative professionals and early-stage entrepreneurs.
She also had the opportunity to talk about the #entrepreneurtalk campaign African Gist launched during the worldwide lockdown of 2020. 

The panel was moderated by Dior Bediako, founder of Pepper your Talk. Cynthia interacted with Ian Minjire from Melanin Kapital and Ibrahim Ouassari from Molengeek about the power of professional networks and how important it is to build and leverage your social capital.

About Sawubona by Levi Strauss & Co.

SAWUBONA is LS&Co.’s Black and North African Community. 

They’re a diverse group reclaiming their story and celebrating all of the rich and unique identities within their community. 

They present themselves as trailblazers and changemakers, working with allies and leaders to shape a better future. 


“We see each other; connecting and elevating the community inside & outside LS&Co. “

Sawubona, Levi Strauss & Co.



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