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The passion and dynamism of YouthActionNet Fellows come to life through video. Learn about youth-led social innovations through our Fellow Talks and Change Series of inspiring interviews. 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.


Watch as women at the helm of successful social ventures share the obstacles they have faced in male-dominated environments, and how to overcome them. From Mexico to Bangladesh to the Philippines, learn about the role of gender in leading social change. 

The Power of a Supportive Team

Gabriela Destephen co-founded Capsule in Honduras to build sustainable housing for those who can't afford it. In this video, she shares the obstacles she's faced as a woman architect and the importance of having a supportive team. Gabriela encourages young women leaders to take stock of their strengths and capacity for empathy.