A young, committed leader that is resolute and passionate about her work by devoting her whole life to helping the poor
Emergent Leadership Awardees
Recognized as an individual, forty years of age or younger, for outstanding work on issues of social change in his or her community, but whose leadership may not yet be broadly recognized outside of this community.
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Executive director of the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC) who spent thirteen years of her youth in a Thai refugee camp
An Indian who followed Gandhi’s path and supported education for poor children by tapping the resources of the Indian diaspora
A pragmatic, hands-on, and action-oriented leader who has led anti-logging campaigns and established community-based natural resource management in Indonesia by engaging the forest communities in various social enterprise initiatives
Established the YMCA in Cheonan, South Korea and became its manager and driving force; founded Citizens Opening the World for Welfare, or COWW, in 1998 to improve social welfare in Cheonan for the vulnerable sectors