ECLP can be a whirlwind experience with all that’s packed into just 2 short years on program, and it’s easy to land in a GE bubble—living and breathing all things GE. I found tremendous value in a recent opportunity to step back and consider things from a different angle: how does my work contribute to a broader conversation about making the world a better place?
The opportunity came this fall, when I joined 8 other GE leadership program members at the One Young World (OYW) summit in Dublin, Ireland. OYW invites 1,000+ global youth committed to driving positive change to debate issues like global climate change, human rights, peace & conflict, education. We heard from a number of global thought leaders, including Nobel laureates Kofi Annan and Mohamed Yunus, Paul Polman – CEO of Unilever, Jimmy Wales – Founder of Wikipedia, and GE’s own Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer.
It was a tremendous four days of dialogue, and while it would be impossible to convey everything in a single blog post, I did want to share 3 takeaways I found particularly resonant: