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30 October 2023 | People First Talk with Cheryl L. Dorsey

In this People First Talk, we heard from Cheryl L. Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, a global organization seeding and unleashing next-generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. We…

10 July 2023 | People First Talk with Martín Burt

In this Talk, we heard from Martín about his work to shift the development paradigm and how we measure poverty from a top-down approach, to one that recognizes that agency…

10 May 2023 | People First Talk with José Zaglul

In this Talk, we heard from José about his work to build a university that cultivates ethical leaders for sustainable development to create a just and prosperous society.

21 March 2023 | People First Talk with Adria Goodson

In this talk, Adria Goodson, Director of the Ford Foundation Global Fellowship Program, shared her lessons learned on the leadership we need now and how to cultivate it. We’ll explore…

7 Sept 2022 | People First Talk with Mauricio Miller

In this talk, Mauricio shared his thoughts on how to foster agency and leadership from within communities themselves, and the power of peer-driven change to further activate leadership from within.

28 July 2022 | People First Talk: Jacqueline Novogratz

In this talk, Jacqueline will reflect on what she’s learned through building Acumen and share her insights on cultivating moral leadership as a new model of leadership for today’s world.

28 June 2022 | People First Talk: Vishal Talreja

Vishal Talreja reflected on his own journey to build Dream a Dream, and shared what he's learned about empowering young people to overcome adversity and thrive in a fast changing…

12 April 2022 | People First Talk: Fred Swaniker

In this inaugural talk, Fred reflected on his deepest learnings from building the African Leadership Group, how it’s shaped his beliefs about what kind of leaders we need, and what…