Ready for OYW 2019 – Hello London!

Stay tuned over the next week for our Delegate Posts, and get an up-close view of each day of the conference from a range of perspectives!

The One Young World conference is from October 22 – 25, 2019, and our delegates have flown in from all over the world ready to network with and learn from some of the greatest minds focused on social impact!

I flew in to London today and could not be more excited for the next 4 days!

The purpose of the conference is to connect young people globally who want to make an impact in order to accelerate their potential through making connection and creating a supportive atmosphere and connected global alumni.

The schedule is packed: back to back talks and networking events with accomplished speakers ranging from Fortune 100 CEOs and global politicians to young delegates making impactful changes locally and globally, all focused on solving the world’s biggest problems centered on the Global Goals. The purpose of the conference is to connect young people globally who want to make an impact in order to accelerate their potential through making connection and creating a supportive atmosphere and connected global alumni.

Learn more about the global goals at: https://www.globalgoals.org/

A brief overview of GE’s history with One Young World

GE has organized GE delegations for the Summit for the past five years in order to inspire and recognize early career employees who have been making impact.

Over the years, 56 delegates represented a broad cross-section of our GE leadership programs (OMLP, FMP, CLP, HRLP, CAS, EEDP, DTLP), more than a dozen countries, and spanned all GE businesses. Being a delegate is a huge honor and a recognition of the work that these employees have put in and their passion towards the global goals.

Some highlights on the agenda I’m excited for!

  • Professor Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Prize Laureate, Founder of Grameen Bank) on eradicating the harmful effects of capitalism
  • Vismay Sharma (Managing Director for L’Oreal UK) on Can businesses solve social problems?
  • Workshop hosted by the London School of Economics on ‘Partnering for Peace’
  • More! (Full agenda here)

Meet our delegates!

Post written by Priya Achaibar.

Priya’s part of the core Generation Impact team, and participated in projects such as SafeSurgery2020 and a trek to Malawi to build a school with the buildOn organization. Priya is a grad of DTLP and Corporate Audit Staff.

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