LSE - Small Logo
LSE - Small Logo

Dipa Patel20

April 15th, 2021

Entrepreneurship: An interview with Margarita Andrade and Farida El Kalagy

0 comments

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Dipa Patel20

April 15th, 2021

Entrepreneurship: An interview with Margarita Andrade and Farida El Kalagy

0 comments

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

In the third episode of the Can You Hear Us podcast series, we introduce our second theme – Having it All – through the distinct lens of women of colour in entrepreneurship. To do so we present Margarita Anddrade, Co-founder of Malaika Linens and Threads of Hope Cairo, alongside LSE alumnus Fardida El Kalagy, Threads of Hope’s Sustainability and Development Head. Together, they introduce us to their new sustainable impact model while highlighting the importance of creating social enterprises that focus on women’s empowerment.

Compassion, putting yourself in the shoes of someone else, gives you so much strength” – Margarita Andrade

By sustainability we are focusing on three main aspects: financial sustainability, [….] technical sustainability and […] sustainable impact [which] is one of our main objectives.” – Farida ElKalagy

If you help a woman, you help the whole family–the neighbourhood. You help the world” – Margarita Andrade

Can You Hear Us? is a podcast affiliated to the LSE’s first society dedicated to Women of Colour in Consulting (WoCo), created by the 2020/21 Cohort. Find them on the LSE ID SoundCloud every other Thursday: https://soundcloud.com/lse_id/sets/can-you-hear-us.

 


The views expressed in this post are those of the author and in no way reflect those of the International Development LSE blog or the London School of Economics and Political Science.

About the author

Dipa Patel20

Posted In: Featured | Podcasts | Student Experience

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RSS Justice and Security Research Programme

  • JSRP and the future
    The JSRP drew to a close in 2017 but many of the researchers and partners involved in the programme continue to work on the issues and theories developed during the lifetime of the programme. Tim Allen now directs the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) at LSE where many of the JSRP research team working […]
  • Life after the LRA
    The JSRP reached the end of its grant in spring 2017 but several outputs from the programme are scheduled for publication in the coming months. The most recent of these is a new journal article from Holly Porter and Letha Victor drawing on their extensive research with JSRP in the Acholi region of northern Uganda.  The […]

RSS LSE’s engagement with South Asia

  • Bangladesh at 50: The Silent Revolution
    This post foregrounds the struggle of the Dalit community in Bangladesh against localised practices of discrimination that goes against the foundations of anti-discrimination embedded in the Constitution of Bangladesh. Meghna Guhathakurta illustrates process by which Dalits attain social empowerment and awareness through the cultivation of  Gonogobeshona (Peoples Research).   As a schoolboy in southwestern Bangladesh, […]
  • Extra-Judicial Killings in India: A Crisis of Justice, Faith and Public Morality?
    This post discusses extrajudicial killings in India, the consequent legal challenges they create, and the increasing normalisation of such encounters through pop culture and public acclamation. Gauri Kumar and Naina Bhargava highlight these arguments using specific examples, and present the existing response of the Supreme Court of India regarding extrajudicial killings.   Extrajudicial killings are […]