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Global Shapers London: Catapult

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Enabling London-based young people to access holistic and practical education and further growth opportunities.

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The Global Shapers Community

The Global Shapers Community, an initiative by the World Economic Forum, is a network of Hubs globally developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

The London Hub seeks to identify, inspire and support diverse communities of young people committed to driving positive change both locally and globally.

The Catapult Project

The Global Shapers London Hub aims to deliver a three-pronged programmatic approach for 16-25 year olds, with technical skills training and interactive workshops such as c.v writing, interview preparation, negotiations skills and meditation for sustained personal and professional development in tech.

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1:00 - 1:10 pm -Introduction to Catapult Project, Collaborators and Speakers

1:10 - 1:30 pm - Workshop/ Talk 1

1:30 - 1:40 pm - Q&A

1:40 - 2:00 pm - Workshop/ Talk 2

2:00 - 2:10 pm - Q&A2:10 - 2:30 pm - Workshop/ Talk 3

2:30 - 2:40 pm - Q&A

2:40 - 3:00 pm - Workshop/ Talk 4

3:00 - 3:10 pm - Q&A

3:10 - 3:30 pm - Closing & Invitation to further opportunities

Topics and Speakers

4 Nov 1-3:30pm - Week 1

Facilitator: Milambo Makani, Director of Widening Access Network and Trainee Solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

CV & Writing skills: Michaela Summerer, Trade Policy Adviser at UK Department of International Trade

Interview Preparation: Lara Gheriani, SOAS student and Intern at UN Industrial Development Organisation

Communication Skills: Resham Kotecha, Head of Engagement at Women2Win and Founder of Conservative Policy Network

Social Media / Personal Branding: Laura Round, Associate Director at freuds and Councillor at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

11 Nov 1-3:30pm - Week 2

Facilitator: Jas Sidhu, Co-founder of Disruptive Innovation Practice at PwC UK

Entrepreneurship: Peter Coutoulas, CEO of an agricultural insurer in Africa

Negotiation skills: Claudine Adeyemi, CEO of CareerEar

Problem Solving skills: Nadia Khan, Director of The Delicate Mind C.I.C and M.A. Space, Risk and Disaster Reduction student at UCL

Networking skills: Gurjinder Dhaliwal, Growth Manager at Tortoise Media and Managing Director of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

18 Nov 1-3:30pm - Week 3

Facilitator: Basel Al-Madhoun, MA International studies and Diplomacy graduate at SOAS and Business Associate at Qima

Meditation & Exercise: Isha Sharma, Board Member at the LSE Council and certified Yoga/Meditation Instructor

Nutrition / Mental Health: Jordan Abdi, Strategy and Business Development Lead at Holmusk and former Medical Doctor at NHS

Emotional Intelligence: Meghna Mann, COO at Mati and Co-founder of Femstreet

People skills/ Confidence: Janique Charles, Actor and Dancer (Nala at Lion King Musical)

25 Nov 1-3:30pm - Week 4

Facilitator: Bien King, Co-Founder and CEO of Let's Reinvent

Creativity/ Design thinking: Michelle Cheng, Co-Founder of Commonly

Social media ethics/ data privacy: Antonia Rofagha, Head of European Advertising Policy at TikTok

Sustainability / Circular Economy: Eleni Polychroniadou, Co-Founder & Commercial Director at Sintali

CV & Project Review Mentorship: Kenny Imafidon, Co-founder and Managing Director of ClearView Research

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