The OYW Ambassador community has been busy receiving prestigious recognitions, representing their work at global forums, delivering keynote speeches and more. Check out some of the Ambassador news that you may have missed this week.
Caritta Seppa was invited to participate in the MQ Innovation Summit in Beijing, giving a keynote speech alongside Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel, Managing Director and Chief Environmental Officer at Audi AG. Learn more here.
John Jal Dak attended the African Union high-level dialogue on the topic of refugees, returnees & internal displacement.
Salam Al-Nukta attended the high-level conference on progress achieved in the implementation of Beijing+25 which was held by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia - ESCWA and UN Women.
Marisol Annelisse Torrez Daza, Orlando Anaya, Sebastián Arévalo Sánchez, JC Rock, Laura Palmese-Hernandez, Carlos Vargas, Tabata Amaral, and Anderson Lima were featured by Avianca in their issue listing 100 leaders shaping Latin America. Read their stories here.
I'm very excited to announced that earlier this week I was appointed to the Board of Directors for @cap_enterprise - London's leading body connecting & energising a world-class entrepreneurship ecosystem. £814.7m of investment has been raised to date through CE programmes . It's our mission at @foundervine to help diverse founders grow. . The appointment is a fantastic opportunity to support Capital Enterprise's brilliant work supercharging a more inclusive #digital economy that works for all Londoners. . We need more #women + young people from diverse communities on boards/non-exec roles . . Onwards and upwards!
ZoEasy, founded by Spandana Palaypu, won the Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant and will receive a grant funding of USD $100,000 along with support and guidance to accelerate and scale their impact. Video here.
Esther Marshall launched her children's book, Sophie Says I Will. Process go towards sTandTall, a community platform and educational resources to help those suffering from abuse and bullying. Find more information here.
Meron Semedar received US Citizenship after living for nearly 15 years as a stateless refugee and asylum seeker.
Explore Agora was selected for the first prize of $50,000 in investment at Vested Summit 2019. More here.
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Hajer Sharief, spoke at the closing of the 2nd annual African Women in Dialogue conference in Boksburg.
Amanda Nguyen featured by Makers Women.
Ambassadors in the News
Sean Binder featured by CNN: 'Good Samaritans helped thousands at sea. Now they're on trial.'
Olasupo Abideen featured in the Nigerian Tribune: "Abideen Olasupo: Unlocking Clean Energy For Africans"
Lina Khalifeh celebrated in the Business of Fashion magazine and invited to speak at their VOICES Fashion Conference in Oxford: "Lina Khalifeh Is Empowering Women Through Self-Defence"
Gonzalo Adriazola recognised as Top Latino Leader Under 40.