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.