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Episode #16: Are we taking young voices seriously enough?    

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Today’s younger generation are the most informed, educated, connected generation in human history, with a lot of ideas too. Every day, we’re seeing young activists hitting the headlines in their drive make the world a better place. But are young people really more engaged than ever before? Or do they just have a bigger platform? Are we actually listening to their voices?

How do we balance this energy with experience? In a noisy business world, how can we make sure young voices are heard in the boardroom? And outside of the office, how can we break down generational barriers to make an impact in society?

This week, we’re discussing whether we’re taking the voices of today’s younger generation seriously enough. Our hosts George and Ethan are joined by Annie Wong, Assistant Manager in Financial Advisory and UK One Young World delegate and Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World.

Tune in to find out:

  • How social platforms are changing the way we’re listening to young people
  • How far Ethan can walk on his hands while doing a handstand
  • How Kate believes young leaders can benefit business and society
  • What Annie’s most excited about at the One Young World summit

The world is full of the most incredible young people, and they drop me to my knees. They really are something. It makes you believe that things can change, they really can. - Kate Robertson

Speakers

Annie Wong
Assistant Manager, Financial Advisory

Annie is an Assistant Manager in the Forensic Disputes and Investigations team. She joined the Deloitte Scholar Scheme in 2012, before going to LSE to study economics. She then re-joined the firm as a graduate in 2016 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW while working in the Restructuring Services team.

Annie is the Relationship Manager for one of the inner-city London Deloitte Access schools, and is one of four UK delegates attending the 2019 One Young World summit.

Kate Robertson
Co-Founder, One Young World

Kate served as Chairman of the Havas group from 2006 to 2015, and as Global President from 2013. Working mainly in global roles, Kate became convinced of the importance of the roles of global institutions and global businesses in the certainty that what unites people is greater than geographical distance and national distinctions.

Inspired by her love for the Olympic movement and its values, Kate co-founded One Young World. The global forum gives young leaders a chance to meet their counterparts from every country in the world and resolves to make the world a better place.

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