Aminata Gueye shares her experiences from Upswell 2018 and how being surrounded by other changemakers helped her find confidence and clarity in her vision for her organization and project Blueprint for Footprints.
"We are constantly inspired. We regularly connect with some really amazing people doing some really great things. We learn all the time. We collaborate with like-minded individuals. We create solutions to real problems. How many people get to feel these things in each work day? It’s a phenomenal experience."
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.
How can young people better understand social challenges, make their voices heard and drive real impact on issues they care deeply about? Join the International Youth Foundation and LeaderStories for our August 15 chat!
As program staff, I never quite saw myself as a leader in my organization or my community. Being just a few years out of college and among the "Millenial" crowd at work, I saw myself in stark contrast to The Others—the managers and directors of each department. Here's how that changed.
Each August the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute takes place in the bucolic valley of Aspen, Colorado.
Not Everything is Illuminated: Creating Opportunity for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Zambia
Motivated by her brother's experience, Michelle Chimuka took a risk and left her job to start the Sani Foundation, to help adults with intellectual disabilities find work and a place in Zambian society.
What started as a small media campaign to support girls’ educational opportunities in 2009 soon became the nonprofit organization known as She’s the First. Today, She’s the First fights gender inequality through education and supports girls around the world who will be the first in their families to graduate high school. Co-founder of the organization, Christen Brandt, shared her journey with us.
Fatuma’s Voice is a Kenya-based youth empowerment organization that hosts forums where young people from different ethnic groups come together to express themselves through art, poetry, and music, while creating bottom-up solutions to social issues.