This CUHK MBA’s Social Enterprise Funds Women’s Education And Scholarships In Ethiopia
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Antoinette Bailey is a serial entrepreneur with a social conscience.
She’s co-founded Maison Ethiopie, a social enterprise which sources high quality leather from manufacturers in Ethiopia, sells leather goods internationally, and reinvests into the country. The aim: to fund the development of women’s education in Ethiopia.
The half British, half Ethiopian entrepreneur is part of a millennial generation of MBA students looking to make a difference in their careers. And alongside an MBA at Hong Kong’s CUHK Business School, she’s been travelling the world – to the US, Europe and the Middle East – to promote the Maison Ethiopie brand.
Yet her social ventures don’t stop there. She’s set up a fashion fund to support Ethiopia-based manufacturers and designers, and a UK-based film fund looking to invest in an emerging Ethiopian film market. The film fund’s first live-action film – Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist – was featured at the Cannes Film Festival.