Alumnae Tashi Wangmo Selected as Global Leader 2010
Tashi Wangmo, our first student from Bhutan, who graduated from the Public Policy Program in 2003 has been selected as one of the Young Global Leaders 2010 by the World Economic Forum in Geneva. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes and acknowledges 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. Tashi Wangmo is currently serving as a Councillor in the National Council as a special nominee of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. The 2010 honourees will become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders community that currently comprises 660 outstanding individuals. The YGLs convene at an annual summit − this year it will be in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2−7 May 2010, the first time in Africa and the largest ever gathering of YGLs − as well as at Forum events and meetings throughout the year. Tashi’s reaction: “This Summit has an interesting programme in store for me; and in fact the whole initiative of YGL sits so well with me. This was exactly what I have been looking for: establishing network with great people around the world and learning from them. Lack of personal mentors has been a great source of disappointment for me all these while. And now I am so thankful that it’s almost like my wish has come true. I really look forward to enhancing my leadership skills through participation in various events and interaction with some prominent people so that I can make a difference in this world. This is basically the whole intent of the YGL initiative as I was told.
World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum Announces Young Global Leaders 2010
See also Tashi’s interview as alumni of the month, GRIPS.