Deloitte and One Young World

Empowering young leaders to make a societal impact

As part of Deloitte’s WorldClass ambition to impact 50 million people, our partnership with One Young World (OYW) develops young professionals into future leaders who can solve the world’s toughest problems.

From 22-25 October 2019, a delegation of 50 Deloitte professionals and 10 OYW scholars will be attending the OYW Summit in London, UK. This year’s Summit is focused on five key issues: education, peaceful future, media freedom, poverty alleviation, and planetary health.

The OYW Summit brings young leaders from around the world annually for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be inspired for positive change, develop leadership skills, and build their global networks. After the Summit, Deloitte’s OYW delegation will commit their inspiration and skills to address some of the world’s most complex global challenges through projects they deliver.

Michele Parmelee, Chief People and Purpose Officer, Deloitte Global will serve as a Counselor at the OYW Summit 2019. In this role, she will join other business, government, and humanitarian leaders to share her insights, and encourage delegates to translate their Summit experience into true learning and action to create positive change.

WorldClass and One Young World

Collaboration with OYW is part of Deloitte’s global WorldClass ambition to impact 50 million people through education, skills development, and access to opportunity. By developing our young people into leaders who can address global issues, we are able to accelerate our efforts to find the most innovative solutions to today’s challenges.

View our collection of WorldClass stories.

Deloitte OYW Scholarship

This year Deloitte is supporting ten outstanding young leaders with fully-funded scholarships to attend the OYW Summit in London. The selected scholars come from diverse backgrounds and are each driving impactful initiatives to enhance education, skills development, and access to opportunity in their communities, in line with Deloitte’s WorldClass ambition.

Learn more about the Deloitte OYW scholars.

Lead2030 Challenge

For the second year, Deloitte is proud to be supporting OYW’s Lead2030 Challenge. Deloitte’s challenge seeks applications from innovative, youth-led initiatives that make an impact towards addressing United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education. Through this challenge, we seek to support solutions that help young people prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution through skills development and lifelong learning, accelerating entrepreneurship, or improving access to education and skills opportunities.


As founder of World Tech, Ilana aims to address the digital skills gap in Colombia, and the broader region. She has developed a bootcamp for coding, which has trained over 1500 young people for IT-related jobs. Through the Lead2030 Challenge, Ilana has received funding and mentoring support to help scale the reach of her programs. Learn more about Ilana.

Applications to the Challenge will launch during the OYW Summit. Learn more about Lead2030.

Meet our OYW2019 delegation

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