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Judith Getugi Founded WeRBinti To Help African Women in Healthcare Careers

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Life Lab by Mary Kurek

Judith Getugi of Kenya is a Pharmacist with a serious understanding of the hardship of young African women who are in or heading into a healthcare career.  She founded WeRBinti to bring global mentorship to an organized format to help young women in this space grow, excel, and learn all the pieces of entrepreneurship and personal care to make the …

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Daughters Global Leadership Mentoring Program

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What is Daughters Global? Global 4-month program Girls 13-18  (Must read and write in English) Parental Supervision of Mentoring Process Required Leadership Mentoring Produced by:  Frontrunners Development, Inc. & Sub Saharan Open University Endorsed by:  Youthgether Global Mentors are trained and experienced in mentoring In the fall of 2020, one of our Frontrunners Innovate articles caught the attention of a …

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Mary Kurek Speaks on Frontrunners Impact on Equality and Empowerment

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From Mary Kurek:  On International Peace Day 2020 (Sept. 21), I had the privilege of speaking on a panel for an event called “Gender Roles in Shaping Peace Together” – First Ladies Shared Forum, a UNGA75 session side event hosted by Africana Women Working Group – UN2020.  What follows below are the remarks I made as a member of the …

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Brett Puterbaugh Matches Education and Mentors with Communities in Need

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Brett Puterbaugh is the Chief Impact Officer for Village Book Builders, headquartered in the U.S.  What Brett and his partners do is to create an education opportunity where there isn’t any.  They do that with a combination of hardware, software, mentors, and books – lots and lots of books.  They partner with areas of the world where even connectivity to …

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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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Networking Connections in The Introducer – Developing Youth as Global Citizens

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Big Impact News:  This edition produced an opportunity for The Introducer and its companion networks (The Frontrunners League of Social Impact Innovation & The Frontrunners Youth Impact League) to partner with a featured game-changer, Dr. Osita Aniemeka, to work on an issue shared by many of the game-changers featured here. Calls are being set up now to start the process …

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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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The Introducer is Launching A Youth Mentoring Project With Game Changers in the 14th Edition

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The Introducer Launching New Global Mentoring Project with Youth Program Game Changers As the Founder and Producer of The Introducer, I get to talk with some of the most brilliant minds on our planet – people who are working on solutions to world problems with such passion that it humbles me to the core.  Through the process of getting to …

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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 …

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Youth Impact Game Changer: Bandita Thapa (Nepal)

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Bandita Thapa is Creating an Economic Revolution in Nepal by Helping Women Entrepreneurs Nepali born and raised global social entrepreneur, Bandita Thapa started Women Foundation in Nepal at just 17 years of age.  As the youngest change maker by founding Women Foundation, Bandita has traveled the world advancing her skills in leadership development, women’s entrepreneurship, and bringing economic revolution to rural …