Kaone Tlagae (she/her)
Kaone is a final year Mastercard Foundation scholar from Kanye, Botswana. Prior to her graduate studies, she was an Investment Analyst for the EU & GIZ funded program where she managed a portfolio of 99 female-founded enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa. In tandem, she was a Research Assistant to a global automotive engineer and executive, supporting an
ongoing e-mobility project in Uganda. She has also worked directly with Botswana’s former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry within her boutique economic advisory firm to conduct preliminary investment potential analysis on six African wildlife economies. Kaone is a Young African Leaders Initiative alumnus, a graduate of McKinsey & Company’s Forward Africa program; former Vice-President of Botswana Women Lean In-Network and most recently represented UC Berkeley at the annual Harvard Africa Business Conference in Boston. Her favorite pastimes are reading, listening to podcasts, cooking and traveling.