Gen A Young Leaders Network
Inform, inspire, connect: Empowering the next generation of Asia-engaged leaders
The Member Platform
Gen A (Generation Asia) is Asia Society Australia’s emerging leader’s network. It is a learning and leadership development platform for early career professionals (under 35) from our member and partner organisations. Gen A is designed to inform, inspire, and connect. Our activities are people-driven and designed to promote connection between participants and leaders in their fields. Gen A members gain access to leading business, policy, trade, diversity, and cultural thinkers on Asia and join a network of peers who are passionate about our region, from the business, political, educational, and cultural institutions that make up the Asia Society network.
This platform is for early-to-mid-career staff or executive committee members of Asia Society Australia’s member and partner organisations. It is for the Asia-passionate; those with a professional or personal connection to the region, or simply for those with an interest in the region who will benefit from being part of the Asia Society network.
Events: A specifically designed series of masterclasses, a Young Leaders Forum, as well as access to Asia Society Australia’s signature member and public events. Gen A masterclasses are delivered by leading professionals from the region who have found innovative ways to have impact in their chosen field.
Leadership development: All our Gen A programs are interactive, Gen A-led and explore different styles of leadership, helping our Gen As to identify their own drivers and develop their own personal leadership styles. In hosting our Gen A events, participants have the opportunity to represent their organisation, shape the discussion on a topic they are passionate about, finesse their facilitation skills, and get to know our speakers personally.
Thought-leadership: Participants have an opportunity to shape the Gen A programming agenda and curate original events and written content through consultation with the Gen A team.
Network-building: The program enables participants to meet their Asia-engaged peers and business, academic and policy leaders and build and expand their professional network.
Gen A is designed to be accessible and to complement the schedules of busy early career professionals. Gen A members will be expected to attend approximately 4 events across the year. Of course, where possible we encourage our Gen As to attend other Asia Society Australia and Asia Society Global programming throughout the year.
Our Program and Research Officer Aster Haile leads the Gen A initiative.
Email Aster at email@example.com for more information about the Gen A initiative, including how to get involved.