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Game Changer: Erna Grasz (United States & Africa)

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Erna Grasz is Educating East African Youth to Thrive in a Global Economy Erna Grasz was raised by an immigrant father and an orphaned mother in the deep south of Mississippi and Texas. She developed a passion for education at a young age through her teachers and Girl Scout leaders despite her family background of not attending college. She quickly …

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Game Changer: Pastor Winterbourne Harrison-Jones (United States)

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Winterbourne Harrison-Jones Develops Youth Through Experiential Learning The Reverend Dr. Winterbourne LaPucelle Harrison-Jones, is a scholar, author, ecclesial leader, and distinguished Churchman out of the lineage of Dr. William Augustus Jones, Dr. James Forbes, Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, and Dr. Howard Thurman. A fifth-generation minister, Dr. Harrison-Jones is widely sought after as a preacher, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Reverend Harrison-Jones …

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Game Changer: Fannie Delavelle (United States)

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Fannie Delavelle on her legacy at the World Bank Youth Summit Fannie Delavelle is an Analyst at the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab in Washington D.C., and the Manager & Co-Chair of the World Bank Youth Summit 2018 on Human Capital. Since joining the World Bank in 2017, she has worked on leveraging disruptive technologies like blockchain and 3D printing …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Josephine Maina (Kenya)

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Josephine Maina is advocating for basic rights for girls in Kenya Josephine Maina is a communications expert by profession also a former renowned award-winning journalist.  She is strategic communications and public relations expert with extensive experience gained within a number of sectors in government, public, private and international development sectors spanning over 12 years. Having previously developed communication and marketing …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Oluwatobi Akinpelu (Nigeria)

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Oluwatobi Akinpelu is Nigeria’s Tech Ambassador Who is Raising the Bar on Developer Talent to Help His Country Thrive  Oluwatobi (Tobi) Akinpelu is passionate about pushing technologies to the limits and working with a team of talented engineers to design, build, and release iOS and Android mobile applications. He’s built robust and engaging apps, taking into consideration performance, privacy, security, …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Shwetal Shah (United Kingdom)

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Shwetal Shah on connecting women, youth, and minorities in the UK to technology. Having moved to the UK in 2013 to pursue a MS in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, the opportunities Shwetal has been given over the past 5 years have shaped her as an individual and allowed her to find her calling: empowering women, youth, and …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Adewumi Mojisola (Nigeria)

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Adewumi Mojisola Advocates for Women’s Land Rights in Nigeria Adewumi Mojisola (Sola) is a social entrepreneur and activist who is the founder of 21 st Century Entrepreneur Initiative, an NGO with focus on women’s economic empowerment and engaging women and girls in vocational and leadership training skills to enable them to set up small/sustainable businesses and become self-reliant.  This includes …

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Game Changer: Linda Calhoun (United States)

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Linda Calhoun is Inspiring the World’s Youth Through Role Model Interviews Linda Calhoun is an entrepreneur, activist, and community leader based in San Francisco, California.  A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Mass Communication, Linda’s career path led her to work in international policy coordination, media, technology, and data management. Her work has met the unique and increasingly important …