World Economic Forum of Young Global Leaders

Call For Nominations: World Economic Forum of Young Global Leaders 2024

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Every year, we choose a unique group of great leaders under the age of 40 who have the perseverance, foresight, and track record to make the world a better place. We seek individuals who reflect global variety, innovate in the public good, and value true public-private cooperative exchanges. These people will be invited to become members of the community and embark on a three-year transforming journey.


To nominate a candidate to join the Young Global Leaders Community you can contact [email protected].

Selection Criteria

Every year 100 Young Global Leaders with exceptional experience are carefully selected and handpicked out of thousands of applications.

The selected YGLs are drawn from a range of sectors and are recognized established leaders who are strategic and inspiring with a deep commitment to creating lasting positive change within their societies and globally.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to join the Class of 2024, candidates will need to fulfil the criteria below:

– Candidates from the corporate sector must be responsible for the full operation of a corporation or division and hold one of the following titles (or equivalent): president, board chair, chief executive officer, managing director, or managing partners. Candidates should have demonstrable commitment to serving society, beyond their day-to-day responsibilities (e.g., volunteering, corporate social responsibility activities, charity, boards of institutions).

– At the startup level, candidates must be founders, chief executive officers or chairs of boards. Series C start-ups and unicorns are strongly preferred.

 For the public sector, government leaders should be ministers, parliament members, mayors of capital cities or highly populated cities, governors, or heads of political parties. Leaders of international organisations should be at least P-5 level or equivalent.

For civil society leaders and social entrepreneurs, candidates should be founders and chief executive officers of consequential civil society organizations or social enterprises, or hold a senior leadership role in a large global NGO.

– From academia, candidates should be deans or professors from top tier regional or national universities.

– Artists, athletes, and cultural leaders must have leveraged their arts or notoriety to address a systemic issue and serve society at large (e.g., tangible initiatives, social media campaigns, etc).

– From media, candidates should be editor-in-chiefs, publishers, journalists or social media influencers with a clear focus on public good topics.

All applicants must be born between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 1995.

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How To Apply

Deadline for Application is 30th April 2023

Visit The Forum of Young Global Leaders website for more details and application

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