AdÃ©, owner of Dounou cuisine, was born in Benin. Early on in her career, she saw that food could encourage shared emotion in which we could have intentional experiences. Her mission is to bridge cultural gaps by curating authentic West African dining experiences in which she shares the culture of her beautiful home, Benin. She has recently launched a packaged food brand, IlÃ©wa. Through her food brand, AdÃ© works with female entrepreneurs in Benin and in Ghana in hopes to create a more equitable future.