American Express Leadership Academy

Global Alumni Summit 2021

April 27-29, 2021 (virtual)

Our Path Forward: Lead. Listen. Flourish.

The American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit will be held virtually on April 27-29, 2021. The theme for this year’s Summit is Our Path Forward: Lead. Listen. Flourish. The Summit will bring together hundreds of Leadership Academy Alumni and Partners for continued professional development, relationship building and collaboration. The virtual Summit will also feature keynote events that are open to the general public. This international event is an opportunity to bring together the Leadership Academy Community while also engaging with a global audience. There is no cost to attend this event. Join us! Read on for more details!

Summit Highlights

  • Schedule - The Summit will take place from 8:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST on April 27, 28, and 29. Please visit the Alumni & Partners Registration page for details.
  • Participants - The Summit is only open to members of the Leadership Academy Alumni and Partner Network, with the exception of a daily livestream speaker at 10:00 AM EST, which is open to the public.
  • Daily Keynote Speaker (10:00 AM EST daily) - A social sector leader will speak each day! The Keynote is open to the general public as well as Leadership Academy Alumni, and Partners. Featured speakers include:
    • April 27
      Lead: Featuring Trabian Shorters, CEO of BMe Communities.

      This event will also include the announcement of the 2021 Leadership Academy Alumni Award Honoree.

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    • April 28
      Listen: Featuring Adirupa Sengupta, Lynna Chandra, and Monica J. Keretts-Makau

      Join three established global leaders as they share their perspectives on listening.

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    • April 29
      Flourish: Featuring Greta Rios, Margianta Surahman Juhanda Dinata, and Terri Broussard Williams

      Join talented innovators from Indonesia and Mexico as they discuss personal motivations, team inspiration, and leading into this year and beyond.

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About American Express’ Leadership Initiatives

One of American Express’ three philanthropic platforms is Developing New Leaders for Tomorrow. Under this giving initiative, which recognizes the significance of strong leadership in the nonprofit and social purpose sectors, American Express makes grants focused on training high potential emerging leaders to tackle important issues in the 21st century. More than 125,000 emerging nonprofit and social sector leaders worldwide have benefitted from American Express leadership programs, including the American Express Leadership Academy among others.

About the American Express Leadership Academy

The American Express Leadership Academy was founded in 2008 in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). To date, with CCL and nine other Academy partners, American Express has hosted more than 150 Leadership Academy programs for more than 5,400 social purpose leaders.

About the Summit

Academy Partners

Learn about the American Express Leadership Academy Partners here.