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Young Leaders

“The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a fun and dynamic organization. The programming ranges from serious to fun discussions and gathers the fascinating and globally minded citizens of Atlanta in one room.”
– Maddie Cook, international trade commissioner at Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta

The Young Leaders (YL) are World Affairs Council of Atlanta members in their 20s and 30s who are interested in becoming more globally aware and connected. Council membership provides Young Leaders with opportunities to:

  • Network with their peers as well as senior executive members at council programs
  • Engage with experts from around the globe for a better understanding of complex global issues that affect their lives and careers
  • Develop professional competencies through the Global Leadership Dialogue Series, which features senior executives in dialogue with young leaders, as well as the Young Leaders Mentoring Program, which facilitates year-long mentoring opportunities
  • Explore the world with travel and fellowships
  • Shape the conversation with participation in the Young Leaders executive committee, organizing programs, socials, volunteer activities, and more
Join Young Leaders today! 

Questions?

Contact our membership manager to learn more about the great benefits of being a Young Leader and what it takes to be part of our Young Leaders Executive Committee.
Paulina Guzman
pgzuman1@gsu.edu
404-413-7030


Engage with Leaders

Engage with Leaders: YL member Sebastian Arias interviews Frances Colón, deputy science and technology advisor to the Secretary of State, at a Global Leadership Dialogue Series. Colón, who was recently honored as a 2016 Forty Over 40 for being a woman who is reinventing, disrupting, and making an impact, shared her experiences with a group of YLs ready to take on the world.

YL member Sebastian Arias interviews Frances Colón, deputy science and technology advisor to the Secretary of State, at a Global Leadership Dialogue Series. Colón, who was recently honored as a 2016 Forty Over 40 for being a woman who is reinventing, disrupting, and making an impact, shared her experiences with a group of YLs ready to take on the world.

See the World

With the support of Hanban and the Ministry of Education in China, the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University sponsored 12 Young Leaders professionals under age 40 on a 10-day professional development and cultural exchange trip to China. Become a member, and this could be you!

With the support of Hanban and the Ministry of Education in China, the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University sponsored 12 Young Leaders professionals under age 40 on a 10-day professional development and cultural exchange trip to China. Become a member, and this could be you!

Have Fun

A spirited group of YLs represented the World Affairs Council in its first Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Race in September 2016.

A spirited group of YLs represented the World Affairs Council in its first Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Race in September 2016.

Do Good

Throughout the year, YLs get together to partner with local charities to help locally and abroad. From the Atlanta Food Bank to Med Share to Books for Africa, YLs lend a helping hand.

Throughout the year, YLs get together to partner with local charities to help locally and abroad. From the Atlanta Food Bank to Med Share to Books for Africa, YLs lend a helping hand.