Sandrine Joseph named Young Global Leaders 2012 – World Economic Forum

I’m so delighted to share with you the informations of my nomination as Young Global Leader 2012 of the World Economic Forum.  We are joining a community of 192 talented people worldwide. More than an honour, this nomination is also responsabilities regarding Young Global Leader’s Forum mission statement :

Young Global Leaders Logo

Our objectives are to:

  • Convene a diverse global community of peers by bringing together Young Global Leaders at summits, regional events, leadership development programmes and community-organized gatherings around the world. YGLs are encouraged to learn from each other, and with each other, in a search for forward-looking and innovative solutions to present-day problems. YGL events are dynamic, interactive gatherings that focus on collaboration across traditional “divides” and where every participant is an active one.
  • Catalyse the next generation of leaders through personal experiences that enable YGLs to build knowledge and engender a better understanding of global challenges and trends, as well as to further enhance their unique role as leaders within their organizations and the broader community. Insights come from dedicated educational modules (such as the “Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” module at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government); informal, interactive, off-the-record sessions with high-profile world leaders; and peer-to-peer coaching opportunities.
  • Positively impact the global agenda by engaging the YGL community in initatives and task forces related to specific global challenges which they identify collectively. YGLs bring their diverse skill-set to tackle a range of issues using their expertise, knowledge and networks to make a sound contribution to the world. In that sense, the YGL Community is a distinctive balance of rights and responsibilities.

I share this honour with 3 other French people :

  • Christel Heydemann, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and Transformation at Alcatel-Lucent
  • JR, Artist
  • Nabila Ramdani, Freelance Journalist

Press Release : World Economic Forum Announces Young Global Leaders for 2012

  • The Forum has honoured 192 young leaders from 59 countries for their outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments and commitment to society
  • Of the selected young leaders, 46 are from Europe
  • Young Global Leaders are selected from a variety of sectors such as business, government, academia, media, non-profit organizations and arts and culture, and from all regions of the world
  • Young Global Leaders engage in initiatives that address specific challenges of public interest with the objective of shaping a better future

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 March 2012 – The World Economic Forum has announced its Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2012.

The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Past YGLs include Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, Closing Bell, and Anchor and Managing Editor, Wall Street Journal Report, CNBC, USA; David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Esther Duflo, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Larry Page, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Google, USA; Zhang Xin, Chief Executive Officer, SOHO China, People’s Republic of China.

For 2012, the Forum has selected 192 YGLs from 59 countries and all sectors of society (including business, civil society, social entrepreneurs, politics and government, arts and culture, and opinion and media). The new class originates from East Asia (38), South Asia (19), Europe (46), Middle East and North Africa (15), sub-Saharan Africa (18), North America (37) and Latin America (19).

For the full release and supporting information, please visit:

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Sandrine Joseph is a digital communications, social medias strategist and practionner. She is also a Diversity advocate. She is the editor of PotoMitan blog that promotes women in corporations.

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