ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I am so excited and honored be a Millennium Fellow and become a part of this extraordinary community of talented, driven and like-minded leaders who are committed to creating a sustainable, prosperous and peaceful future for our planet and for humanity. I am eternally grateful for all the opportunities I have been given, and through being a Millennium Fellow I aspire to develop the relationships and learn the skills needed to bring my social impact ideas to life and provide equal, opportunity to all.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The U.S. India Women’s Council is an avenue through which to foster women’s economic empowerment accelerate women’s entrepreneurship and workforce participation across India. It seeks to provide financial capital, education, mentorship opportunities and access to business networks to Indian women, so as to give them the resources to build a self-sustained, secure future.
Over the course of these four months, our primary goals will be to identify and develop relationships with financial institutions, Private Equity firms, Venture Capitalists or incubators s to secure capital flows for the women entrepreneurs with whom we will be working, as well as conduct research into potential partner organizations already engaged in such work.
Alesha Gulamhusein is junior at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. She is studying Global Business with a focus in Finance and Operations Management, in addition to completing a minor in Psychology. Alesha grew up in Dubai and spent a lot of time working with non-profits and schools in India and Nepal that provide support and education for women and children in impoverished areas. Through these endeavors she developed her passion for social impact work and became committed to women’s empowerment and the provision of inclusive and safe education opportunities for children across India. On campus she is the co-chair of the Georgetown University India Initiative, an organization dedicated to advancing research, teaching and dialogue around India. She was also formerly a Project Manager, and now the Director of Human Resources for Georgetown Global Consulting, which is an organization providing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by micro-finance and non-profits across the developing world.
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