ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“‘Social impact’ is considered by many to be a bonus interest, an extracurricular of sorts. For me, social impact is the center of all my future academic endeavors and I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to join a community of like-minded individuals that prioritize social impact in all aspects of their life. This passion is at the center of my core and will never be on the back-burner of my career palette.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Gender Balance Consulting
GBC aims to put an end to gender inequality in the workplace. The GBC team works to increase companies’ commitment to gender equality by educating management regarding the benefits of women in leadership positions and encouraging new policies to promote workplace equality. Our student leaders guide organizations as they integrate women into new roles and implement equal pay and women leadership programs. GBC also hopes to bring change by offering specific solutions for student organizations and administrators on achieving gender balance. Student leaders collaborate with local businesses to improve gender-related policies and practices in order to achieve equality thereby increasing productivity and success.
On campus, GBC organizes campus events to educate students on the benefits of gender equality in a professional setting. These will include ways to target structural issues such as recruitment, promotion, and retention of female employees.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sima Parekh is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Social Impact at the Wharton School of Business with a dual major in Global Health Policy in the College of Arts & Sciences. Sima is particularly interested in the role of global healthcare policy as it eradicates global epidemics, encourages gender equality, and promotes equal access to healthcare. Sima currently serves as the VP of Projects for Gender Balance Consulting and a Senior Consultant for Penn International Impact Consulting. In her free time, Sima loves to travel, bake, watch comedies, and just relax with family and friends!