Behind the Lens: Let Girls Learn

Behind the Lens: Let Girls Learn First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, is an effort to support girls around the world with education and opportunity. Currently over 62 million girls are without an education.  While interning at Meridian International Center as a Marketing and Communications Intern in the GlobalConnect Division, I was invited to photograph the girls during the Let Girls Learn U.S. Exchange Program where girls from Morocco and Liberia were invited by the First Lady to come to Washington D.C. and watch CNN’s documentary “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the...

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“How YLAI helped to improve my health care company” by Maria Jimena Flores, YLAI Alum from Argentina

Maria Jimena Flores is the founder and CEO of Medical Salud. She is one of 248 fellows participating in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, a presidential initiative that empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean. YLAI focuses on strengthening their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. – During my YLAI fellowship, I have worked with five different people who were my “fellowship hosts” and mentors in ACCESS Healthcare network. This is because ACCESS is...

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My YLAI Story by Alejandro Sherriff, YLAI Alum from Argentina

Alejandro Sherriff is the Founder and CEO of VALORes Enfoques Creativos Empresariales, a consultancy firm that provides coaching, training, and advice to both private and public organizations and to individual entrepreneurs in Argentine South Patagonia, giving them tools to turn into great organizations. He is one of 248 fellows participating in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, a presidential initiative that empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean. YLAI focuses on strengthening their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic...

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“Networking Tips” by Ann Sophie

Ann-Sophie Ovile is the Founder and CEO of Mennen’m La Tours in Haiti, and she is one of 248 fellows participating in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, which brings entrepreneurs and civil society leaders to the United States for a five-week program.  This U.S. Department of State-sponsored program empowers them to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and to effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities and societies. – Let’s be honest, most of us do not like networking events. Networking is like your grandma’s party...

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“See you soon, Reno” by Andrea Almeida, YLAI Alum from Ecuador

Andrea Almeida is the founder Ethniessence Cia. Ltda. She is one of 248 fellows participating in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, a presidential initiative that empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean. YLAI focuses on strengthening their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. – Now that our stay in Reno is coming to an end, I want to share with you a little bit of my personal experience… I believe that us having arrived...

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