Breaking the Bias

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Carrie Freeman

Carrie Freeman, Co-CEO of SecondMuse, and the 2021 YPO Global Impact Award winner, has directly engaged with more than 200,00 people through economic education, facilitating USD600 million in investment and incubated more than 500 companies. Learn how Carrie supports businesses in building diverse, resilient economies.

Patricia Nzolantima

Patricia Nzolantima is the founder and CEO of the International Working Ladies Group, which helps women utilize their full potential, emancipate themselves and use their leadership to bring positive changes. Out of that work, she also created the Working Ladies WIA Hub, the first female accelerator in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how Patricia is empowering African women through business.

Teresa Yang

Teresa Yang is recognized for her sustainable work as Vice Chairman of Esquel, a textile and apparel manufacturing company that embraces a vision of “Making a Difference.” Ethics, environment, exploration, excellence and education form the foundation of the company’s culture and approach. About 55,000 people work for Esquel, producing more than 100 million garments annually. Learn how she’s embracing sustainability to create value beyond profit.

YPO members in the news

Commentary: Women Now Face Pressure To Look Beautiful Everywhere They Go. Here’s How To Set Them Free.
17.04.2022

Commentary: Women Now Face Pressure To Look Beautiful Everywhere They Go. Here’s How To Set Them Free.

Women have faced pressure to look beautiful since the beginning of time. And the digital era has placed another set of demands on them: to create beautiful online avatars, whether in online games or in the Metaverse.

NFTs Are Revolutionising the Art World, Says Christie’s Asia Pacific President Francis Belin
10.03.2022

NFTs Are Revolutionising the Art World, Says Christie’s Asia Pacific President Francis Belin

Even as the global NFT market now equals the entire art market in value, we’re only seeing the beginning of this sea change in the way art is created, sold, and enjoyed.

Entrepreneur Peggy Choi’s journey to building knowledge sharing platform, Lynk Global
08.03.2022

Entrepreneur Peggy Choi’s journey to building knowledge sharing platform, Lynk Global

On ‘While You Were Working,’ Peggy Choi, CEO and founder of Lynk, speaks about her journey as an inspiring female entrepreneur.

How I #BreaktheBias At Work
08.03.2022

How I #BreaktheBias At Work

Louise Taechaubol, Amanda Mesler, Jaelle Ang and other top international women leaders share one action we can all take to combat workplace discrimination on International Women’s Day 2022 and beyond.

Shift to Digital Currencies is Coming: DIFC Fintech Hive Wants to be at the Centre
06.03.2022

Shift to Digital Currencies is Coming: DIFC Fintech Hive Wants to be at the Centre

Raja Al Mazrouei (YPO Dubai Downtown), Managing Director of DIFC Fintech Hive, talks to Arabian Business about cryptocurrencies, what’s next for digital coins and the work DIFC is doing to empower an ecosystem of fintech startups.

To Overcome Uncertainty, Leaders Must Be More Open To New Ideas: Elaine Yew
12.11.2021

To Overcome Uncertainty, Leaders Must Be More Open To New Ideas: Elaine Yew

Especially during crises like Covid-19, which require leaders to fight a battle on many fronts, says the senior partner at Egon Zehnder.

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See YPO members in action

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