What does it take to disrupt traditional ways of fighting poverty, delivering aid, and providing healthcare in Africa? Veteran digital health / healthtech entrepreneur Rowena Luk interviews social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and activists on how they went from an idea to demonstrating impact, raising funds, and creating sustainable social enterprises. For anyone looking for a better way to do good, explore the strategies and tools successful innovators are applying to make change that lasts. AidEvolved.com

Side Chat: Wandering in the Woods in West Africa

February 23, 2021

This short episode is the first in our experimental ‘side chat’ format. 

It started out as I (your host, Rowena) was writing a ‘thank you’ note to our guest from last week, Eric Brewer. Somehow that email ballooned into a 3-page story about how Eric’s work set off a chain reaction which changed my life forever. I go deep to share a pretty formative period of my early career, which I often describe as my years ‘wandering in the woods’ in Ghana. I learned a tonne from that time, lessons which still guide me to this day. I’m sharing this story now in case some of you might also get value from this experience.

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