Global Conference 2012

Speaker's Biography

Abigail Falik

Founder and CEO, Global Citizen Year

Abigail Falik is the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, an award-winning social venture that sees the transition to college as an extraordinary - and largely untapped - opportunity to unleash the potential of a new generation of global leaders. Global Citizen Year recruits and trains a diverse corps of graduating seniors and supports them through a bridge year of leadership training in emerging economies. Through world-class training and apprenticeships, Fellows are prepared for success in a global economy. Falik leads the global team, setting organizational strategy, securing resources and building cross-sector partnerships. Prior to founding Global Citizen Year, Falik spent 10 years as an educator and entrepreneur. Falik has been featured at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Aspen Ideas Festival and in The New York Times. She has been recognized as a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur and a Harvard Social Enterprise Fellow. Falik holds a B.A. and an M.Ed. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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