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Young & Iconic Leaders Creating A Better World For All

“You can change the world if you really believe in your ideas. Do not let the opinion of others let you down," said Sreerupa Chowdhury, Lawyer, Entrepreneur & Social Innovator, India

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Millennials today have taken up the mantle to bring in about the desired change and make this world a better place. With disruptive ideas, projects and giving up their comfortable and secure jobs to chase their dreams, they have truly harnessed their social voices to come out and speak against the evils and issues concerning the world today. Coming together at a common platform of Women Economic Forum (WEF) today in New Delhi, many such young guns shared their stories and opinions on what needs to be done to inspire others to chase their dreams.

Talking about his journey Eashan Takrar, Founder, The Youth Project, UK said, “As a youngster, I realised that there is a lot more that needs to be done and I question myself every day, what can I do and how can I do it? Young people from all around need to come together to make the difference. As students we can use our free time, raise money and go out and make the world a better place.”

Sreerupa Chowdhury, Lawyer, Entrepreneur & Social Innovator, India stated, “You can change the world if you really believe in your ideas. Do not let the opinion of others let you down. If you have it in you, you will definitely make it. That is why I left my cushy job to make that difference.”

Devaki Bist, Documentary Filmmaker & Multimedia Journalist, Nepal affirmed, “When women support each other, incredible things happen. My fight against injustice and violence against our women. I belong a society where daughters are taught not to speak loud but I always raised my voice. We were not supposed to be in the company of men but my work demanded me to be there with them.”

Citing the demographic dividend the world has, Tanisha, Program Officer, Strategic Investment, (C3), India said, “Young people exist in numbers like never before today, to give you the numbers, there are 1.8 billion young people today in the world. Given such big demographics, we need to invest in their future if we want to see a better world. Also, the statistics of young people facing sexual abuse at a young age are very high. Mandatory sex education in schools is a step in this direction which should be mandatory to bring in the change.”

Nicole Nageli, Founder & CEO, N3 Cartoons, USA said, “I believe that every single person on this planet is capable of changing the world on their own. All of us have ideas and capabilities to bring the change. If you want to change the world, you need to change yourself first. If your actions inspire others, you are a leader then.”

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