In her TED x Berlin >> CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL << Mallence shared a truth that not only deeply resonated with people across the globe, but many felt compelled to share. Her TED x was independently translated into more than 5 languages and became a global grassroots - phenomena that was shared over 50 million times via social media platforms, raising social awareness. It has inspired thought leaders and leaders alike to reassess the role Africa currently plays.
Today Mallence's TED Talk has become an integral part of academia around the world, as a timeless piece of essential truth that will be recognized by generations to come, when analyzing the global socio - economic imbalances of our present times.
Mallence Bart-Williams is a Sierra Leonean - German activist, philanthropist and multi -facetted social entrepreneur.
Mallence pursued her studies in economics and finance in Paris, Singapore and Great Britain. Today she lives across the globe, teaches in Universities and online, runs LINEAGE, a cultural space in Bali, while producing the alchemical body care line THE SACRED GARDEN in Africa and Asia. Her consortium of social enterprises such as ETHICAL MINERALS, THE FREETOWN INNOVATION LAB, THE FEMALE INNOVATION LAB and PLASMO, are invested in solving social issues, elemental energy and female equity.
With her Freetown-based creative collective FOLORUNSHO, a ‘SHARITY’ that she initiated with street kids in Sierra Leone, she created a blueprint that has taken homeless children off the streets into schools by harnessing creativity, without a single cent in donations. Her concept of SHARITY has served as a blueprint for millions around the world to harness creativity as a natural byproduct of necessity and turn it into sustainable revenue. This blueprint has taken homeless youth off the streets into schools, turned homeless women into entrepreneurs and former mines into community farms.
Due to her cross-cultural roots Mallence perceives herself as a bridge connecting vastly different cultures and worlds through expansion. Her diverse background enables her to seek creative solutions to common problems. Through her social enterprises, she connects cultural contrast, enabling unique synergies that yield action driven results.
Mallence believes that >> WORLD PEACE STARTS IN THE WOMB<<. Instilling balance and harmony at 'the center' is the common denominator in all of her work, be it with women, through her workshops, podcast, Secret Ceres and the FEMALE INNOVATION LAB or her work with Mother Nature through ETHICAL MINERALS, THE FREETOWN INNOVATION LAB and THE SACRED GARDEN.
CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL not only served as an eye opener, but also opened the space for discussions that encourage perspectives many were reluctant to express. Mallence's lecture raised the bar of the widespread status quo in regards to Africa's global representation and perception, while inspiring independent research, reports and publications that enforce Mallence's statement.