The Future Leaders programme supports young people in rural and provincial communities to connect, explore big issues affecting their future, build their entrepreneurial and leadership capability, and make a difference in their backyard.
Our involvement ranged from supporting the scholarships process, to running various events and workshops for young people throughout the forum. Every night we held events for young social entrepreneurs to connect, share stories and knowledge.
On 4–6th August, more than 1,300 people converged on Auckland for our biggest ever Festival for the Future. We had young people from every region nationwide in the room, as well as a growing number of international delegates from the Asia-Pacific Region. The buzz was absolutely incredible!!
The pace of business is getting faster. Organisations are increasingly data driven and digital. Consumers care more about the ethics and sustainability of their purchasing decisions than ever before – every dollar is a vote for a better world.
Having built Inspiring Stories from scratch, I've accumulated six years experience of figuring out what it takes to develop a purpose-driven organisation, build relationships with a range of New Zealand's leading grant funders, values-aligned corporates, government, and generate revenue.