About the Aspen Global Leadership Network
The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is comprised of highly successful entrepreneurial leaders with a focus on values and sights on creating a better society. In being a part of a global network with access to some of the most talented like-minded individuals around the world and the support of the Aspen Institute, these leaders are able to help each other to become more deliberate and impactful in their efforts to make their communities, societies, and the world a better place. Read More.
Action Forum Participants Make Commitments to Take Action
During the Action Forum, over 200 participants made Action Pledges, commitments to focus on new or expand on existing efforts, projects or initiatives. Below are just a few examples of the areas participants have committed to making an impact.
Mike Bilodeau, CEO of IO Environmental & Infrastructure (United States): "I will mentor and train United States veterans in starting their own business."
Davith Kahwa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Equip GRC (Tanzania): "I will establish credit-reporting systems to improve access to credit in Tanzania."
Anton Gunn, Director, External Affairs for U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (United States): "I will decrease the rate of uninsured blacks in South Carolina to less than 15%."
Sylvia Gereda, Director of Informe Especial, Canal Antigua (Guatemala): "I will use journalism courageously to give a voice to the voiceless."
Andisiwe Kawa, Founder & Chairman of Kwanele-Enuf Foundation (South Africa): "I will decrease the rate of uninvestigated rape cases in South Africa."
See more Action Pledges from the 2013 event here.