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Kofi Annan

A Lifetime of Leadership: What I Learned From Kofi Annan

He was not my boss, not my mentor nor someone I worked with. He is, however, someone whom I regard as one of the greatest leaders of our time. The three times I met the man are still as vivid in my mind as they could be. I would have loved to be on his team and in some way, I felt that I was.

#Passion2Action Twitter chat

#Passion2Action Twitter Chat Recap

During the Twitter chat we co-hosted with the International Youth Foundation's YouthActionNet initiative on August 15, 2018, we

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics

How I Learned to Think of Myself as One of “The Grown-Ups”

Full disclosure: I'm afraid of talking to adults sometimes.

Antigone Ty Jones

In New York, Tackling Bias and Taking Leadership Tips from Antigone

Each August the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute takes place in the bucolic valley of Aspen, Colorado. The Academy is designed to help nonprofit leaders reflect on timeless ideas and values.

Sani Foundation Dice bar

Not Everything is Illuminated: Creating Opportunity for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Zambia

In partnership with the International Youth Foundation's YouthActionNet, we're sharing leadership journeys and conversations with Global Laureate Fellowship Alumni all during July. This is a part of our #LeadYoung series. Here is the third part.

Christen Brandt and Nayda

Supporting Girls through Education and Love: Christen Brandt’s Journey with She’s the First

In partnership with the International Youth Foundation's YouthActionNet, we're sharing leadership journeys and conversations with Global Laureate Fellowship Alumni all during July. This is a part of our #LeadYoung series. Here is the second part.

Fatuma's Voice

In Kenya, a Metaphoric “Fatuma” Gives Young Leaders and Artists a Voice

In partnership with the International Youth Foundation's YouthActionNet, we're sharing leadership journeys and conversations with Global Laureate Fellowship Alumni all during July. This is a part of our #LeadYoung series. Here is the first part.

GLOBE

#WorldRefugeeDay 2018: Let’s Honor this Critical Work

By Abeer Pamuk, LeaderStories

Alumni Summit

Leadership in Times of Transition: Reflections from the 2018 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit

I recently returned from New York City, where I was able to spend two incredible days with 72 fellow global nonprofit leaders selected to attend the fourth annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit. The theme of the summit was Leadership in Times of Transition.

Monica Kang SXSW

Show Up and Ask Why: #SXSW Alumni Reflections Series

In March, 20 alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy network met up in Austin, Texas, and turned the annual South by Southwest creative gathering into a leadership development and network-building opportunity.

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