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Global Education Nonprofit Asks Entrepreneurs to Innovate, Bridge the Digital Divide and Use Tech for Social Change

NFTE convenes diverse community of young people, UN experts, and leaders from industry, education and thenonprofit sphere to talk about fighting inequities and advancing the UN Global Goals

Every fall, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) marks Global Entrepreneurship Week by convening a unique community for a panel discussion that explores the role of social entrepreneurs in advancing the UN Global Goals. This event is held annually in conjunction with NFTE’s World Series of Innovation (WSI), a global innovation challenge series for young people ages 13 to 24. The Sustainable Development Goals provide the framework for the WSI challenges and NFTE’s “Global Goals Conversation” usually takes place in the historic Delegates’ Dining Room at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, but this year the event will be fully virtual and we are inviting you to attend.

Moderator Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics will engage panelists from the UN, Citi, Ernst & Young (EY), Cloud to Street, and Code4Tomorrow (C4T), a student-run nonprofit, on the topic of how entrepreneurs can use technology to create social change and help the world emerge from this crucible—of pandemic, unemployment, economic recession, an expanding wealth gap, and increasing social unrest—ready to build a more equitable and inclusive society.

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Wednesday, November 18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST


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  • Moderator: Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics
  • Mary Kay Panelist: Bessie Schwarz, Co-founder and CEO, Cloud to Street
  • EY Panelist: Jeff Wong, Global Chief Innovation Officer, EY
  • Youth Voice Panelist: Jyoti Rani, 17-year old founder of C4T, NFTE alumna, and finalist in the 2019 World Series of Innovation
  • Youth Voice Panelist: Anurag Koyyada, 20-year-old UN Youth Expert (UN ECE and IGF) and leader of a winning team in the 2019 World Series of Innovation
  • Citi Panelist: to be announced

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WHAT: A panel discussion about innovative ways to bridge the digital divide and use technology as a tool for social change during times of crisis.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:30pm–5:30pm EST

WHERE: Online event, register at:

For more information: Email or contactJoanne Lessner of Lambert & (212) 222-7436 or Brenda Duong of Lambert & Co. at (517) 827-1117

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