Jennifer Corriero

Co-founder, TakingITGlobal


Named by the World Economic Forum as a 'Young Global Leader', Jennifer Corriero is a Canadian innovator with a passion for engaging youth and leveraging online networks as a tool for community development. Jennifer is Co-Founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization with the aim of fostering cross-cultural dialogue, strengthening the capacity of youth as leaders and increasing awareness and involvement in global issues through the use of technology. She is a Campaign Committee member for the Youth Employment Summit Campaign, and was a member of the Canadian government delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society. She has presented at events including the World Urban Forum, International AIDS Conference, World Summit on Sustainable Development, the 5th Stockholm Challenge Global Forum in Sweden, Global Knowledge Partnership International Forum in Sri Lanka, and the UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris. In 2000, Jennifer spent six months in Redmond advising Microsoft on various aspects of the next generation of workers (often referred to as the "Net Generation"). Jennifer has also worked on various consulting projects for companies. Jennifer has a BA (Liberal Studies) and MES (Masters in Environmental Studies) with an area of concentration on Youth Engagement and Capacity Building Across Cultures.

Jennifer Corriero was a Counsellor at One Young World Summits: 2010 in London and 2011 in Zurich.