Where are they now?
Where are they now? is a blog series about our speakers from the past 5 years. Read about their experience of being part of TEDxEastEnd, find out more about their work and what they have been up to since their talk.
Since founding award-winning business Ogunte in 2001, Servane Mouazan has been restless in her quest to giving women social innovators a voice and a learning platform. Her 2012 talk entitled ‘the future belongs to smart connectors’ was an inspiration to many at TedxEastEnd and it is with great pleasure that we reached out to find out more about Servane’s recent achievements.
For Servane, the TedxEastEnd experience is all about getting out of your comfort zone to connect with people but also ’engage in personal reflection’. Her own personal experience as a speaker has only reinforced her belief in the importance of diversity when connecting with people and of working together towards a more inclusive world.
In her opinion, big world issues are all interconnected which makes TedxEastEnd’s recurrent theme of ‘society beyond borders’ not only relevant but crucial if only through the conversations it stems around building ‘a world that is worth living in’. In other words, connectedness is everything to Servane. And she has been dedicating her time to working on an ‘economy of connectedness’ that she describes as ‘an economy that understands that climate, peace, inclusion, and education are interdependent ingredients.’
From contributing, alongside the Womanity Foundation, to a global programme that helps prevent violence against women to developing a ‘conscious innovation’ coaching programme aiming at positively changing people’s world; Servane is keeping busy on all fronts indeed. And that’s not to mention that her company, Ogunte, has been steadily growing their incubating of women social entrepreneurs with the aim of connecting 1 million women social entrepreneurs by 2020. More than a job, she ultimately sees it as a ‘political and development campaign’ that will contribute to peace building.
As for Servane’s wish for the future, it is quite simple. Indeed she is keen for ‘conscious innovators to continue building this economy of connectedness’, a quest that is at the very core of her daily work.