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 MAHIMA KAKANI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

New York University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 10

" I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow for the opportunity to connect with a community of youth from around the globe. Developing a network of like-minded individuals will allow me to amplify my impact and develop long-standing change. I want to tackle reducing inequality, whether that be in education, healthcare, or capital to ensure that everyone has access to the same resources to unlock their potential. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Consulting for Impact

Black and Latinx entrepreneurs make up 14% and 8% respectively of U.S. entrepreneurs, but receive less than 2% of venture capital funding. All-women teams receive just 2.2% of venture capital funding. Women and people of color deserve equal access to resources, whether that be funding, legal services, or strategy development, in order to scale their businesses. Consulting for Impact will offer pro-bono strategy consulting services from rising business leaders to women and POC social entrepreneurs so that they can amplify their impact.

Consulting for Impact will hold at least 4 consulting sessions from August to December with 1-2 social entrepreneurs and will develop substantive solutions for at least 2 of the entrepreneur's issues.

About the Millennium Fellow

Mahima Kakani is a rising senior at New York University's Stern School of Business studying Finance and Sustainable Business. She's passionate about exploring the intersection of both subjects through the lenses of financial inclusion, climate resilience, and economic development. Mahima hopes to have a meaningful career dedicated to social impact.

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