In this talk, Andrea Kolb tells her story of Abury’s creation and growth.

In the beginning of her speech, Andrea reveals how she got to shake hands with Nelson Mandela and how she learned to adjust her dreams along the way.

In a very honest manner, she presents the challenges faced while creating the Abury company and how she actually managed to contribute to women’s and children’s education in Morocco. On top of this, she and her team’s work were recognized by UNESCO for their great contribution to the preservation of heritage.

Andrea closes up her talk with the beautiful lesson learned from her grandmother, a lesson that stuck along with her and influenced her life path in a positive way. Listen to her speech to find out what it is about.



Andrea Kolb Background

Andrea Kolb, founder and CEO of Abury, was awarded the Victress Award in 2013 for social entrepreneurship. Her idea? The innovative company Aubury, which produces handbags and backpacks that combine style and sustainability for an ethical, and timeless concept.



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