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 ABIGAIL ROMERO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Harvard University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3

" I am incredibly excited to be working with the Millennium Fellowship, and alongside other phenomenal fellows who have a similar passion for leaving a social impact. As part of this cohort, I am interested in opening up the finance world for women and underrepresented minorities and provide access to opportunities that this demographic historically has been shut out of. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Empowered Entrepreneurship

Empowered Entrepreneurship will be a program that will first start on Harvard's campus in order to democratize entrepreneurship education, mentorship, and leadership development for women and other underrepresented minorities, in an attempt to close the gender and racial gap that is present in the entrepreneurship sphere. The program will be structured so that students, whether they are already coming in with a venture idea or would like to be part of a venture, are paired together in teams. Abigail hopes to have three components for the team: 1) Curriculum: each team will be led through a program and workshops that will provide them with the critical skills and leadership in order to succeed in the entrepreneurship space; 2) Mentorship: each team will be paired with a mentor in the industry that will provide a guiding hand; 3) Competition: The different teams will pitch their start-ups in a competition in order to familiarize themselves with pitching, creating a pitch deck, and will receive feedback. Depending on resources the top three teams may receive a monetary prize.
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he will host at least two teams made of entrepreneurs and help them launch their ventures. Additionally, they also hope to host at least two events/panels with entrepreneurs that will reach 100 people cumulatively.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abigail Romero is a Long Island, New York native at Harvard University pursuing a joint degree in Statistics and Sociology. Her interest lies at the nexus of those two fields, particularly how data can be used in entrepreneurship and finance to enact social change.

Her love for business originated when she co-founded a bakery with my mother at the age of 14. Since then, she interned at the Central Bank of Armenia, identifying social spending patterns and their impact within Armenia, and at several venture capital firms working in the social impact space. She founded an international organization centered on equalizing the college admissions process for underprivileged students, and is currently writing a book on the imposter syndrome and how it particularly afflicts minority individuals.

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