by Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar

October 20–23, 2020 — the World Economic Forum hosted a virtual Jobs Reset Summit convening cross-sector leaders from business, government, civil society, media and the broader public to create a new vision, new standards and new partnerships on four inter-related challenges:


Takeaways from the Global Shapers Community Annual Summit in Geneva

Parvathi “Parv” Santhosh-Kumar

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, leaders around the world are grappling with what responsive and responsible leadership looks like. Last week, I had the honor of representing dozens of social impact-focused young leaders…


By Rajee Kanagavel

‘What do you see?’ my colleague asks, looking at the Bosch three-panel painting The Garden of Earthly Delights.

‘One apple, too many apples, no apple,’ I tell him trying to answer the conundrum thrown at me.

We have a meeting the next day in the same room…


By Julia Luscombe

January 22, 2019 was a surreal day — I started it by speaking at the opening press conference of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, and ended it mingling with heads of state and business leaders at a dinner hosted by Professor Klaus Schwab. It was Davos…


Clockwise from top left: Basima Abdulrahman; Mohammed Hassan Mohamud; Juan David Aristizábal; Jim Yong Kim; Noura Berrouba; Julia Luscombe; Satya Nadella; and Akira Sakano

This article was originally published by the World Economic Forum at the following site: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/12/meet-the-co-chairs-of-davos-2019/

Six inspiring young leaders, including a refugee who campaigns for…


Along with the impact projects that Chicago Global Shapers takes on each year with a number of partners, we also volunteer across the city with many different groups. This month, we’re spotlighting one of those groups, SLAM — the Service, Leadership and Mentorship Program at The People’s Music School. CGS…


Written by Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar, Senior Director of Impact, StriveTogether. Reposted from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda.

How might we prepare global residents for the future of work? Past waves of globalization offer lessons on what it will take to more effectively weather the transition. As leaders consider how to…


Written by Julia Luscombe, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Feeding America. Reposted from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda.

Like many millennials, I spend my morning commute sifting through texts, emails and headlines on my phone. …


Here in Illinois, we have some of the most expansive voting registration procedures in the country. You can vote early in the weeks before Election Day, you can register on the spot at the polls, and you don’t even have to vote in person. …

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