Blockchain Beyond the Hype
This common sense and practical framework is designed to assist executives in understanding whether blockchain is an appropriate and helpful tool for their business needs. It starts from ...
A sought-after peer network, driving each other to do more and be more. From being challenged at leading universities to engaging with innovative peers and influencers, YGLs are transforming how we define leadership and inspire impact.
One hundred of the world’s most promising artists, business leaders, public servants, technologists and social entrepreneurs have been asked to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders. They are joining a community and five-year programme that will challenge them to think beyond their scope of expertise and be more impactful leaders. They were nominated because of their ground-breaking work, creative approaches to problems and ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government, and civil society.
Our goal is to create experiences for next-generation leaders that enhance their skills, broaden their world view and lead to innovative solutions. Our world-class programme offers executive education courses at leading universities, summits around the world, group expeditions to experience major global issues, and opportunities to collaborate and test ideas with a network of peers.
“When the World Economic Forum selected me to join its YGL community, I didn’t realize at the time the impact it was going to have on my life. Becoming a YGL wasn’t an award for past accomplishments but an invitation to start a new journey committed to helping make the world a better place.”—Rajiv Pant
Every YGL has a story about helping another member in ways large and small. For over a decade, our foundation of trust and ethos of a “community of givers, not takers” have been passed down. YGLs help each other become higher-performing leaders by sharing personal advice and professional mentoring. They volunteer their time and expertise to each other as board members and advisers and facilitate high-value connections and introductions. Although splashy headlines tend to favour big announcements and partnerships, impact on the individual level is our greatest accomplishment.
The YGL Harvard experience was a true learning journey in every sense of the word. What made the experience particularly unique was spending almost two weeks with some of the most brilliant people I have ever met and making new friends for life.—Nina Jensen
When YGLs Lisa Witter and Robyn Scott met at the 2013 Annual Summit in Myanmar, it sparked a discussion on the need to attract dedicated and credible people to public service. Two years later, Apolitical was born – a platform to help public servants innovate and lead by connecting them to smart policies and the people behind them.
Lisa and Robyn’s experience is not rare. The YGL leadership journey has led to new organizations and initiatives, business partnerships and seed funding for innovative ideas. Our common denominator is a desire to act and meaningfully contribute to the public good.
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