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Deloitte and One Young World

Empowering young leaders to make a societal impact

Our partnership with One Young World (OYW) develops young professionals into future leaders who can solve the world’s toughest challenges.

From September 5-8 September 2022, a delegation of 70 Deloitte professionals, 10 OYW scholars and 3 Lead2030 challenge winners will attend the OYW Summit. The Summit brings together young leaders from around the world annually for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be inspired to make a positive impact, develop leadership skills and build their global networks.

This year’s Summit will take place in Manchester, UK and will focus on five key issues: conflict prevention, gender equality, oceans, ethical leadership and health. After the Summit, Deloitte’s OYW delegation will commit to address complex global challenges and drive impact in their communities.

Michele Parmelee, Deloitte Global Deputy CEO and Chief People & Purpose Officer will lead a presentation-stage session at the OYW Summit 2022 on the topic of preparing women and girls with the skills and knowledge for a thriving future. She will join prominent business, government and humanitarian leaders to share her insights and encourage delegates to translate their Summit experience into action to create positive change.

Making an Impact with One Young World

At Deloitte, we believe we have a responsibility to be a force for good and lead the way on the increasingly complex challenges society faces today. Our partnership with OYW develops our young people into leaders who can address global issues.

Our collaboration with OYW is an important component of Deloitte’s key global impact initiatives–including WorldClass and WorldClimate–and furthers our commitment to do our part to address the societal issues of our time and to create a better future.

Through our WorldClass initiative, we aim to reach 100 million people by 2030, investing in innovative approaches to support education, digital skills development and training opportunities so everyone can succeed in the modern economy.

View our collection of WorldClass stories

Through our WorldClimate strategy, Deloitte is working to drive responsible climate choices within our organization and beyond–doing our part to help address the climate crisis and help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Explore our WorldClimate initiatives

Lead2030 Challenge

This year, Deloitte is proudly supporting two OYW Lead2030 Challenges. For the third year, Deloitte is supporting innovative, youth-led initiatives that make an impact towards addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #4 – Quality Education. Through this challenge we invest in solutions focused on access to education, skills development, lifelong learning and entrepreneurship.

And new this year, Deloitte is supporting a challenge focused on SDG #13 – Climate Action. This challenge aims to address climate change in bold, meaningful, innovative ways – from empowering local people undertaking climate action to strengthening resilience.

Meet the SDG4 and SDG13 Lead2030 Challenge Winners

Congratulations to our young leaders! Click the profiles below to learn how they are making an impact that matters one solution at a time.

A quality education can only be a digital education in today’s world, yet millions of students around the world are going without the tools to learn, dream and achieve in the digital age. As a founder of LiteHaus International, Jack Growden’s mission is to change this by converting e-waste into opportunities for students in Papua New Guinea, where they are establishing some of the first primary school computer labs in the country’s history.

“We are incredibly excited to have been announced as the Lead 2030 Challenge winner for SDG 4. We believe that quality education means digital education in today’s world and we believe that Deloitte and One Young World’s holistic support will enable us to make this a reality for thousands more children around the world.”

Jack Growden

Learn more about LiteHaus International

As the Co-founder of imagiLabs, is a female founded Edtech startup, Paula and her team are focused on addressing the digital skills gap, building tools to equip and empower the next diverse generation of technologists. With the imagi App and the imagiCharm, creating and playing with code becomes fun and relevant for 8–13-year-old girls.

“We're looking forward to giving 100,000 girls coding superpowers with Deloitte's support!“

Paula Dozsa

Learn more about imagiLabs

As the Co-founder and CTO of GREENfluidics, Adan Ramirez Sanchez’ mission is to mitigate the effects of climate change in the city and improve the lives of millions of people, by generating energy, cleaning the air and providing an avant-garde design to the facades of buildings, thanks to the use of microalgae and nanotech.

“Being the winner of the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 13 by Deloitte is an immeasurable emotion, as it will be a great opportunity to connect with decision makers and show how is possible to mitigate climate change through Biotechnology and the circular economy.“

Adan Ramirez

Learn more about GREENfluidics

Learn about their story and our previous winners:

Education, gender equality, digital skills and climate change. These are the issues tackled by this year’s winners of the One Young World (OYW) Lead2030 challenges supported by Deloitte. On a new scale and ready to make an impact. It’s time.

We caught up with Arielle Kitio, our 2020 winner and founder of CAYSTI, and Ilana Milkes our Lead2030 2019 winners and founder of World Tech Makers.

Deloitte OYW Scholarship

This year Deloitte will be sponsoring ten outstanding young leaders with fully funded scholarships to attend the OYW Summit alongside our delegation in Manchester, UK. We are selecting scholars from diverse backgrounds, all driving impactful initiatives in line with Deloitte’s WorldClass and WorldClimate ambitions.

Meet our OYW2022 delegation