JULY 2018


Congratulations Perttu Pölönen (Youth Leader, Finland '17) on being named on the '25 and Under' list by the Nordic Business Forum. (Nordic Business Forum)


"Engaging with this kind of diplomacy at the grass roots level can really make the world better for everybody" Anthony Shop (USA '18) shares a video highlighting the 2018 Zhi-Xing fellowship. Welcome back to you all! (YouTube)

TradeMe has teamed up with Alexia Hilbertidou (Youth Leader, New Zealand, ’17) to host the GirlBoss New Zealand Awards – a celebration of incredible young women defying stereotypes and creating change in their communities! (Community.Scoop)

Congratulations to Nathan Sivagananathan (Sri Lanka ’15) for being selected as a Kauffman Fellow this year! (KauffmanFellows


Sanjay Podder (India '17) is the Managing Director of Accenture Labs India, and is working to advance the "adoption of financial services among low-income women and to improve financial capacity and decision-making for and by the poor." (FinancialExpress)

Stephanie McMahon (USA ‘15) was featured and recognized in AdWeek’s list of 30 Most Influential Women In Sports! (WrestlingInc)


June 2018


"It's amazing that a company most Americans have never heard of has a billion users," Anthony Shop (USA '18). The Zhi-Xing Fellows visited Tencent, one of the largest internet and entertainment companies in the world and the maker of ubiquitous Chinese apps WeChat and QQ. Interested in becoming a Zhi-Xing Fellow in 2019? Zhi-Xing Program


Sasibai Kimis (Malaysia ’15), CEO and founder of Earth Heir, recently released a jewelry collection called ‘Made51’ as a part of a global initiative to help refugees earn an income. (New Straits Times)

Strangeworks founder and CEO, William Hurley (USA ‘18), announced today that the company has raised $4 million in venture capital as it seeks to make the potential of quantum computing more accessible to a wider range of developers (Venture Beat)


The MagiCAMP Association, founded by Vlad Voiculescu (Romania ’18), has been awarded the 2018 European Citizen’s Prize. This prestigious award is given to groups who have distinguished themselves in strengthening European integration and cooperation (Romania-Insider)


TheWrap's Power Women Breakfast Series, welcomes Kathryn Finney (USA ’16) as a guest speaker to discuss the state of Black and Latinx women in the entrepreneurship and innovation economies! (The Wrap)


May 2018


Congratulations to Amish Tripathi (India '14) on receiving this year's India Kalinga International Literary Award! This award recognizes his unique and exceptional contribution to Indian literature on the global stage (OrissaPOST)


As the first woman to head the male-dominated Architectural Association of Kenya, Emma Miloyo (Kenya '15) comments on the need for more green space in cities (Business Daily)

Listen to Martina Viarengo (Switzerland '18) discuss The Education Exchange with Paul E. Peterson (Education Next)
"Ready access to electricity will reduce youth unemployment and increase productivity," Ifeoma Malo (Nigeria '15) on renewable energy in Nigeria (All Africa)

“In Scotland’s year of young people, the Fringe Young Writers’ Award and Young Critics’ programme will provide exciting opportunities for young people to develop their arts criticism skills.” - Shona McCarthy (Northern Ireland '14) on plans for next years Fringe Festival (The Scotsman)


APRIL 2018


EF collaborates with Knowledge@Wharton - a daily, two-hour, call-in business interview program, broadcasting live from The Wharton School's historic Ivy League campus.  (Sound Cloud)
Congratulations Fatima Kyari Mohammed on this prestigious appointment (United Nations
"When you talk to the leader of Capital Factory, it’s clear that he is working from a passion and sincere belief in the region’s startup ecosystem." Read more about Capital Factory's success and its founder and executive director, Joshua Baer (USA '15) (Crunch Base)
2018 Fellows and EF President, George de Lama, were hosted at Fenway Park by Chief Marketing Officer of the Red Sox, Adam Grossman (USA '14) #efjourney
Laura Taylor-Kale (USA '18) talks about how technology can unlock potential #efjourney (Youtube)
"Do you ever wonder why Jamaica seems stuck in a low-wage, low-growth rut?" Read Imani Duncan-Price's (Jamaica '18) article here: (Jamaica-Gleaner)  
Michael Horn (USA '14) writes for Forbes Magazine about the need for colleges and universities to cut through the surface ideology surrounding innovation in higher education, and to drill down to the elements which help make the academic enterprise more efficient, more diverse in revenue bearing opportunities and more creative in implementing its various missions.  (Forbes)
“We have the technical know-how for alternative and low-cost designs that fit the demands of the government where houses will be affordable but dignified." -Architectural Association of Kenya president Emma Miloyo (Kenya '15) on a construction project in Kenya. Read more here: (Nation)


march 2018


Paula DiPerna (USA '98) is interviewed on the release of her latest book 'Travels in the Time of Trump'
Shahid Mahmud (Pakistan '01) and Maria Sarungi-Tsehai (Tanzania '16) take the stage at the 'Leaders in Islamabad Business Summit' earlier today. EF President, George de Lama, is also in attendance.
Today on International Women's Day we celebrate just some of the 560 extraordinary women in the Eisenhower Fellowship's network! (Women's Leadership)
Pakistan's President, Mamnoon Hussain, met with EF President, George de Lama, and commented that "the fellows of this institution are performing invaluable services for the humanity." (DND)
Read more on Arvind Gupta's (India '14) thoughts on artificial intelligence at EmTech India 2018 (LiveMint)
John Chandler (USA '17) owner of Chandler Farms in California, comments on the issues caused by the recent freeze (YourCentralValley)
Can resilience be taught to those who might not come by it easily? Molecular Biologist, Rana Dajani (Jordan '14), is part of an experiment to support children living in conflict zones (Brinkwire)
Listen to Rengin Akillioglu (Turkey '06) as she shares the importance of emotions in achieving success, at her TEDxTalk held at Rice University last month (Youtube)
Congratulations to Chloe Lee - EF Youth Leader '17 for her selection as a 40 under 40 Girls in Tech Taiwan! #efjourney (Taiwan)
Congratulations to the Bangsamoro Young Leaders Program, a year-long initiative of the ARMM Regional Governor, Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines, and Ayala Foundation, Inc. (Mindanao)


"Congratulations to Rama Kayyali, who has been selected to serve on the 77th Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) in Dubai!" (Albawaba)
“I came back from that experience with my eyes blown wide open," says Chelsea Collier (USA '16) after her fellowship in China. (Startland News)
What's the story behind Sakae's green frog logo? MONEY FM 89.3 chats with the founder and chairman of Sakae Holdings, Douglas Foo (Singapore '13), to find out his plans to grow the company, how he manages risk in running the business as well as what his favourite sushi is. (OMNY)
“All of you, your story is not written. Your story is before you, still to tell," says EF President, George de Lama, to the children of Uda Aparekke Primary School in Sri Lanka, which has recently joined forces with the Gammadda Weda Dahasak program, to provide clean water for the area. (NewsFirst)
"We are very thoughtful about how technology will play a bigger and bigger role in people’s lives as they age," says Anupam Pathak (USA '17) founder of Liftware​, a smart utensil which cancels out hand tremors. (MedGadget)
Join Jack Bienko, Cordell Carter II, Chelsea Collier and Nate Robinson (all USA '16) at SXSW 2018 in Austin, TX. Learn about their #efjourneyin China. (SXSW)
Lindelwa Farisani (South Africa '16) has been awarded the UBS EMEA Employee Volunteer Award for 2017! Join us at EF in congratulating her! 
Congratulations EF Youth Leader, Alexia Hilbertidou (New Zealand '17) on being named one of the Queen's Young Leaders! #EFJourney
Congratulations to Selim Dundar (Turkey '17) at Dundar & Sir (DundarSir)




Nigeria’s Fatima Mohammed (Nigeria '17)  has been elected as African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security in Addis Ababa. (AR News)
"The willingness of entrepreneurs to bring people into their company is a big deal. It is a big change that has only occurred in the last few years," says Sandra Glasgow (Jamaica '00) Executive Director of FirstAngelsJA, interviewed by the Jamaica Gleaner 
Amish Tripathi (India '14) is announced as India's best selling fiction writer, according to Amazon India 


"Blockchain – in existence for over a decade but still a mystery to many." EF's latest Huffington Post article by Sanjay Podder (India '17) and Shridhar Venkat (India '14) 


"The entire conference was buzzing with a feeling of belonging, a feeling that the delegates matter to one another and to the group, and a shared belief that together we could create a genuine positive difference." New Zealand Youth Leader, Alexia Hilbertidou, shares her experiences at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (U.S. Embassy & Consulate in New Zealand)

Congratulations to Sanchia Jacobs (New Zealand '15) on her new leadership role as Chief Executive (


Congratulations to Sherina Edwards (USA '17) on her newest appointment (Cision)