Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network Convenes to Honor Fifth Anniversary
GMF convened fifty alumni of the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network (TILN) from May 31 - June 3 in Turin, Italy on the occasion of TILN's Fifth Anniversary. The anniversary program built connections across the five years of the program and to brainstorm Alumni Leadership Action Projects that will address pressing challenges related to rapidly changing demographics and the need for inclusive leadership across the transatlantic region.
Half of the TILN network attended the event, with the program featuring a range of notable speakers. Piero Gastaldo of the Compagnia di San Paolo discussed his company’s commitment to inclusion. MP Helen Grant of the UK, former Justice and Youth and Sports Minister, provided the scene setter on advances she’s witnessed during her own leadership journey. Reta Jo Lewis, GMF Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs, and GMF Senior Fellow Lora Berg, represented GMF, sharing GMF’s commitment to inclusive leadership across its leadership programs.
At this juncture with rising xenophobia in political rhetoric, GMF is committed to fully inclusive societies and recognizes the important work that the young leaders of TILN undertake often being called upon to respond with bravery, both in the U.S. and Europe. The brilliance, energy and commitment of this group of rising diverse elected and civil society leaders from across the U.S. and Europe allows for innovative and entrepreneurial approaches in such areas as engaging youth, leveraging new technologies to increase civic engagement, and strengthening equity and the social fabric in our communities.