ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DANIELLE MIKAELIAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Columbia University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 6
" I am very excited to become part of the Millennium Fellowship's 2020 cohort! Working with the United Nations and MCN will allow me to become an advocate for women facing varying levels of inequality and develop a plan of action to enact positive change within the systems working against their success. Moreover, the program will provide me with the necessary training and connections to promote and create real world impact during my undergraduate years and future professional pursuits. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Wonder Woman Project
This project draws attention to the disparities women face while attempting to pursue their own careers, attend university, and achieve gender equality. The Wonder Woman Project‚ showcases female potential while identifying barriers that must be overcome. To do this, Danielle hope to interview and feature a variety of women from across the world to depict the barriers limiting their success, as well as steps to take to overcome these obstacles.
This project will increase global awareness of gender disparities, encourage others to become involved with organizations promoting female success, highlight the needs of internationally based communities, and ensure the creation of plans and programs to resolve these gaps. The Wonder Woman Project will adapt its goals to reflect the needs of the regions, communities, or specific women interviewed. It will create further support for pre-existing initiatives in certain regions.
If the program occurs online, the Fellows hope that at least 1,000 individuals attend each event via Zoom. Beyond this, the Fellow will actively evaluate the success that each event had in relation to improving the lives of women in each targeted community. This is a little less quantifiable as it will vary based on the specific needs of the individuals involved.
About the Millennium Fellow
Danielle Mikaelian is an incoming senior at Columbia University. As an Armenian-American and the descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, she is passionate about gender equality and human rights. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the first undergraduate journal in the world dedicated to spotlighting women's experiences in the fields of law and policies. As an undergraduate, Danielle has occupied roles on nine Columbia executive boards, met with the Prime Minister of Armenia, and actively worked to advance women's rights and Armenian advocacy efforts. After graduating, Danielle plans on attending law school to further her personal reach and impact.