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Business as a Platform for Social Advocacy

Laiden G. Pedriña | January 17, 2014
Environmental issues often take a backseat when people are disenfranchised and financially challenged. We can’t preach sustainable lifestyles when individual lives are not sustainable to begin...

Why Every Leader Should Have a Balcony Moment

Fredrick Ouko | January 10, 2014
I am often reminded that I cannot change the world by myself, nor do it overnight. The business of changing the world is a process and requires concerted efforts that can only be achieved through...

Coaching Demystified: Webinar Debrief

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2013
Coach, mentor, advisor, champion--there are many similar terms that describe an individual you share your personal or professional journey with. How do you know where to begin? In our latest webinar...

Opportunities & Events: November & Beyond

Lisa Jones | November 12, 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, think about all that you have learned this year. Put that newfound knowledge to work for you by applying to one of the below opportunities. It's also a great time to...

The Power of a Humble Leader

Lisa Jones | October 25, 2013
Imagine twenty CEOs sitting together in one room. They are young, all under thirty, but have each steered ideas into initiatives, passion into promises. They have recruited others to join their cause...

Excitement Builds for 2013 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | September 13, 2013
In just a few short weeks, Naomi Chepchumba, founder of Street Level Initiative in Kenya, will board a plane for the first time ever and travel to São Paulo, Brazil for a week unlike any she's...

Closure in Mentoring Relationships

Arundhuti Gupta | July 31, 2013
"I never thought I’d have a mother after losing mine." This was what one of our Mysore mentees said about her relationship with her mentor in a pre-closure meeting. When our Mysore...

From Social Entrepreneur To Communicator In Chief

Frank Fredericks | July 22, 2013
Being the founder of a startup or social business can be overwhelming. While you founded the organization to counter violence, end hunger, or promote human rights, you’ll likely find yourself...

Bringing YouthActionNet To Africa

Jessica Elisberg | July 18, 2013
I recently returned from my first visit to Kampala, in the “Pearl of Africa,” where I was fortunate enough to spend an evening with five Ugandan YouthActionNet alumni who between them...

Prototyping With UNICEF: Intrapreneurial Investments And Resource Mobilization

Joseph Agoada | July 10, 2013
In a large organization, moving past pilot successes can be just as challenging as starting up innovative new ones. Recently, a community based, youth-led digital mapping initiative facilitated by...