Transcending boundaries and continents – and sharing knowledge and passions.
A group of young leaders from sub-Sarahan Africa is visiting Indianapolis as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
The fellowship is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Fellows are between the ages of 25-35, and they earned the fellowship because of their accomplishments and innovation within their communities.
Dr. Mamadou Sy, a general practitioner from Senegal, is one of the fellows visiting Indianapolis. Among the many activities, workshops, and other events the Mandela Fellows were involved in on IUPUI's campus, they also attended a three-day workshop entitled “Commerce and Social Value.”
The workshop focused on the impacts of business on society and was taught by W. Todd Roberson, senior lecturer in finance at the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis.