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 SASKIA REBECCA WRIGHT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 8
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of how much I will be able to learn from the other Fellows and because of the support I will receive for Mujer Empoderada. I am involved in this work because I recognize the potential in Colombia to move from a society plagued by violence to a society that is productive as well as just. I think that women will be central to this transformation. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Mujer Empoderada
Mujer Empoderada is a project that helps female ex-guerrilla fighters in Colombia gain the skills they need to be employed in decent work and thus, reintegrate into Colombian society. Our goal for 2020 is to organize a conference in Bogota dedicated to providing 200 women with basic career services. We will invite speakers from big companies in Colombia to host sessions on interview workshops and resume writing workshops, as well as sessions where they will learn how to procure all the legal documents they need to apply for a job, and learn skills like excel, sewing, etc. The conference will also host an area where children can be taken care of and we will provide all the participants with lunch.
About the Millennium Fellow
Saskia Wright is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and is pursuing a double major in Economics and Comparative Literature. She aspires to become a journalist and thus, amplify the voices of those who have been overlooked.