Eisenhower Fellowships, a premier international leadership program, announces the launch of the Eisenhower Youth Leaders Network, a new initiative aimed at developing a vibrant global network for the next generation of change agents.

Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) will introduce these 32 outstanding young leaders ages 18 to 25 this week at its global conference on Future of Work in Malaga, Spain. At a time of dramatic economic and social disruption and rapid technological change, more than 325 influential leaders from 49 countries are gathering in Malaga to explore this subject of vital importance in every region of the world.

The event, co-hosted by Eisenhower Fellows in Spain and Jordan from Sept. 14 to 17, will feature nearly 50 prominent international speakers and the organization’s new iLabs, interactive forums where Eisenhower Fellows will present 12 innovative projects designed to create concrete impact after the conference.

In Malaga the prestigious independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit international leadership organization will also present the findings of a new global poll of the attitudes of Millennials in 20 countries on their current and prospective employment situation and the evolving workplace.

In Malaga the youth leaders will all participate in a mentoring workshop and discuss their projects and engage with mentors from countries outside their own. At least two of them will present iLab projects and five of them will participate in a plenary panel discussion about their views and expectations for jobs and the changing global workplace over the next generation.

Each young person in the Youth Leaders Network has been connected with at least one mentor committed to working with him or her for at least one year. After returning home, the youth leaders will be expected to share what they have learned with their university community and beyond while also committing to mentoring someone younger than themselves.

“These are outstanding young leaders who have demonstrated leadership at school or in their communities and are committed to serve and lead when they return home to help make the world a better place,” said Erin Hillman, Vice President of Programs and Operations for Eisenhower Fellowships. “This exciting initiative deepens our commitment to mentorship and advances our cultivation of up-and-coming leaders.”

WHEN:    SEPTEMBER 14-17, 2017


WHO:    An exceptional group of more than 30 young leaders ages 18 to 25 from around the world, selected by Eisenhower Fellows:

  •     Jose Sanchez (Argentina) Student, Torcuato Ditella University
  •     Sofia Terrile (Argentina) Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica
  •     Carolina Zaccato (Argentina) Student, Nonproliferation for Global Security                  Foundation
  •     Victoria Riello (Brazil) Student, Pontificial Catholic University
  •      Weixingzi Liu (China) Student, New York University
  •      Chloe (Kuan-Yi) Lee (Chinese Taipei) Founder, Trinalog Inc.
  •     Perttu Pölönen (Finland) Founder, MusiClock
  •     Vishnu Reji (India) Sports Facilitator, Dream a Dream Foundation
  •     Navneet Prakash Singh (India) Student, University of Delhi
  •     Ben Butler (Ireland) Founder, Keep Appy
  •     Mary-Kate Portley (Ireland) Management Consultant, Accenture Ireland
  •     Anita Braga (Italy) Student, Liceo Classico Torquato Tasso
  •     Osaid Yahia Zkarneh (Jordan) International Programs Coordinator, Generations        for Peace
  •     Israa Al Bargoothy (Jordan) Founder, Change a Million Souls
  •     Shadrack Kiratu (Kenya) Manager, McKinsey & Co.
  •     Zayed Mohamed (Kenya) Student, Riara University
  •     Yoonji Kim (Korea) Student, Seoul National University
  •     Alexia Hilbertidou (New Zealand) CEO, GirlBoss
  •     Natasha Khan (Pakistan) Student, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  •     Adil Al-Karim Manji (Pakistan) Student, Karachi Grammar School, College Section
  •     Bassam Yousuf (Pakistan) Student, American University of Sharjah, UAE
  •     Alberto Niego (Peru) Founder, Abrigate que Tengo Frio
  •     Mos-Ab Macadatar Hadji Nasser (Philippines) Student, Mindanao State University
  •     Nurhati Alimin Tangging (Philippines) Student, Basilan State College
  •     Diana-Elena Ciobanu (Romania) Student, University of Bucharest
  •     Mihai Toader-Pasti (Romania) Co-Founder, EFdeN
  •     Rosine Mwiseneza (Rwanda) Student, Kepler Kigali University
  •     Nancy Sibo (Rwanda) Student, University of Rwanda
  •     Tamara Darwich (Spain) Marketing and Branding Team, Mondelez
  •     Pablo Gonzalez Ruiz de la Torre (Spain) Student IE Business School, IE University
  •     Dami Makinde (United Kingdom) Campaigner, Just for Kids Law
  •     Dyani Rivera (USA) Case Manager, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Eisenhower Fellowships identifies, empowers and connects innovative leaders through a transformative fellowship experience and lifelong engagement in a global network of dynamic change agents committed to creating a world more peaceful, prosperous and just.

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