Dear friends and colleagues,
As a Global Shaper and as the Curator for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Ottawa Hub, I’m happy to share that nominations and applications for new candidates are now open in the National Capital Region until December 18, 2015.
The Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of 454 city-based Hubs developed and led by promising young leaders who want to build on their achievements and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive contribution to their communities. It is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and is independent, neutral, non-political and not-for-profit.
Ottawa Global Shapers include emerging leaders in the fields of business, law, politics and social entrepreneurship, to name a few. The local Hub has been pivotal to the national success of activities such as Global Dignity Day in Canada, a global youth empowerment initiative. A complete listing of the current Ottawa Global Shapers can be found at: https://www.globalshapers.org/hubs/ottawa.
If you know of an exceptional individual who might be interested in applying – please send them our way! Complete application/eligibility details can be found below. All applicants must between 20 and 29 years old as of December 31st, 2015.
Looking forward to meeting you,
Global Shapers Ottawa Hub
About the Global Shapers Ottawa Hub:
The Global Shapers Community is a network developed and led by young leaders dedicated to making contributions to their community and to the betterment of the world. Each city-based hub undertakes activities that have a positive impact on their local community. Hubs from around the world also collaborate on projects with more global scope, as well as share ideas on effective local projects. As an initiative of the World Economic Forum, Shapers are also involved in cross-mentoring with other World Economic Forum communities.
The Ottawa Hub is looking for extraordinary young or emerging leaders with unique qualities that set them apart. The ideal Global Shaper possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated leadership ability with potential for growth, and a desire to improve the state of the world. The ideal candidates will be community-minded individuals who seek to create positive change in our city.
The Ottawa Hub meets officially once a month, with other optional events. Additionally, members work together to design impactful projects that benefit the local community and work together on broader initiatives with other hubs from around the world. Members are expected to attend at least half of the Hub’s meetings and participate in at least one project under the aegis of the Ottawa Hub.
Our community is committed to creating a diverse community that unites people from all backgrounds, fields, and perspectives. Applicants will be reviewed based not only on individual achievement but also their ability to contribute unique perspectives and experiences to the Ottawa Hub and the Global Shaper Community. Applicants from all sectors are encouraged to apply and encouraged to demonstrate the unique perspective, experiences, and skills that you would bring to the group.
All applicants must between 20 and 29 years old as of December 31, 2015. Additionally, applicants must be residents of the greater National Capital Region or have significant ties that would enable the applicant to fully participate in the community’s activities. Applicants from outside of the National Capital Region should consider applying to their local hub.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants must submit the following three documents to email@example.com no later than December 18th, 2015 at 11:59PM. Please use PDF files whenever possible to avoid formatting issues.
1) Resume/CV: (no more than 2 pages max): Your resume should include your date of birth to confirm eligibility.
2) Prompt: Answer this question in 400 words or less: “What impact would you like to create in the Ottawa community over the next two years, leveraging your skills, passions, and existing network as well as the power of the Global Shapers Community?”
3) Letter of recommendation (1): The quality of the recommendation (personal, professional, or both) is of greatest importance.
Applications Close: December 18 at 11:59PM EST.
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