Gen A – Young Leaders Network
Connecting the next generation of Asia-engaged leaders
For 60 years globally and 20 years in Australia, Asia Society has been building bridges of understanding between Asia and the world. We look forward to the next 60 years with optimism. But we are also aware of our responsibility to empower the new generation of Asia-engaged Australian leaders.
That's why we created Gen A - a learning, networking and leadership development platform which supports young leaders from the Asia Society Australia network and our partners.
Gen A was launched on 10 November 2016 with an inter-generational conversation on changing the status quo in Australia's approach to cultural diversity in leadership of our institutions, presented in partnership with Bloomberg and the Australian Human Rights Commission. More>>
At a Glance
Gen A (Generation Asia) is Asia Society Australia’s Young Leaders Network.
It is a learning and leadership development platform for early career professionals (under 35) from our member and partner organisations. Gen A activities are content driven and designed to enrich participants understanding of Asia and Australia’s place in the region. 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.
How Does it Work?
Under Gen A, our corporate members nominate their up-and-coming leaders to actively participate in the network for a period of one year, as a part of their corporate membership with Asia Society Australia.
Corporate members will also have an opportunity to host Gen A programs and showcase their organisation’s work to Australia’s future leaders.
Events: Access to selected Asia Society Australia’s signature boardroom briefings and public events and specifically designed GEN A Masterclasses.
Leadership development: Advanced access and opportunity to engage with the Asia Society Australia Board and Advisory Council, and our partners & principal youth leadership forums and platforms focusing on Asia.
Social and Cultural Engagement: The program participants have an opportunity to engage in and convene their own social and cultural activities focusing on building deep, holistic understanding of Asia through peer-to-peer learning.
Thought-leadership: Participants have an opportunity to contribute to the Asia Society's award-winning content and assist in curating programs.
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.
Iwan Sunito, Co-founder and CEO of Crown Group, at Asia Society Australia's second Sydney GEN A Masterclass event. Mr Sunito provided GEN A participants with an inspiring account of the many successes, and some of the failures and lessons, he has experienced throughout his career.
Our philosophy is to let our corporate members drive the nomination process and identify staff who will benefit most from being a part of the Asia Society network.
Our Criteria is simple:
- Aged 20 - 35
- Demonstrated interest in Asia and Australia-Asia relations, for example, through previous study and professional experience in Asia, current work on Asia-focused projects or strong interest in the region
- Participants must commit to active participation in the program's events and activities
For further information, feel free to contact Eloise Dolan on +61 3 9690 7079 or at email@example.com
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