Webinar | Mining Youth Data for Actionable Insights: The 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index

Making Cents International, International Youth Foundation, Hilton
Join Making Cents, the International Youth Foundation and Hilton for an interactive session on a holistic measurement tool for youth wellbeing that includes both objective and youth perceptions data from 30 countries. Ritu Sharma, principal author of the Index, will highlight key findings in economic opportunity and civic engagement and walk participants through how to use the open source data to inform programmatic and investment decisions. Daniella Foster, Hilton’s Senior Director for Global Corporate Responsibility, will share insights from their global youth strategy and how Hilton is using the Index to inform their youth development efforts in 2018.
The webinar will explore:
  1. The urgency of investing in youth economic opportunity and other key messages from the Global Youth Wellbeing Index report
  2. How to use the Global Youth Wellbeing Index data set to look at essential questions of youth wellbeing in key domains
  3. Country-level insights on economic opportunity trends and perils

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Ritu Sharma
Lead Author, 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index
Regional Director for Eurasia and Director, Global Center for Gender and Youth
International Youth Foundation

Ritu Sharma is the lead author of the 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index. Previously, as founder of Women Thrive Worldwide, Ritu brought the voices of women around the globe to Washington’s highest-level decision makers. Ritu’s advocacy was instrumental in the creation of the White House Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally and the USAID’s Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy in 2012. She is author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe, a firsthand account of how women in developing countries are leaving poverty and how American women can help them the most.
Daniella Foster
Senior Director of Global Corporate Responsibility

Daniella Foster is the Senior Director of Global Corporate Responsibility at Hilton. A policy innovator and social entrepreneur, she has worked in business, government and the non-profit sectors leading partnerships and initiatives that grow small/medium enterprises, connect entrepreneurs from around the world, develop youth job skills and accelerate innovation through crowdfunding. She previously led Global Corporate Affairs and Science Communications for Mars Symbioscience, the in-house innovation incubator of Mars, Incorporated. Prior to joining Mars, Daniella served as Director of Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, where she led the establishment of social impact projects in 165 countries.