An Initiative of the International Youth Foundation


The passion and dynamism of YouthActionNet Fellows come to life through video. Learn about social change solutions pioneered by Fellows in our Change Series. Explore the challenges young leaders face in our Leadership Lessons videos. Watch our Webinars for insights and advice on collaborating with business, succession planning, and more. And finally, check out our Program videos to learn more about our network of leadership institutes around the world.

Being a Woman in a Man’s Profession

"It's difficult to be a woman giving a solution that people think belongs to men," says Mariana Gonzalez, Co-founder of Illumexico. Watch as Mariana shares her experiences as a woman engineer seeking support for Illumexico's mission to provide solar energy to isolated rural communities.