Each year, Independent Sector and Upswell proudly honor a group of leaders who have each created a career’s worth of transformative change – all by the by the age of 40.
These leaders are models for action and innovation, and you’ll have a chance to engage with the finalists for the American Express NGen Leadership Award – and the winner — throughout Upswell 2020.
But before then, we hope you’ll join us for an interactive Twitter Town Hall tomorrow — Wednesday, September 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET. You’ll have the opportunity to ask them about their work, their inspirations, and how they’ve been able to have such big impact so quickly.
To join the Town Hall, just follow @IndSector on Twitter on the 23rd.
This year’s finalists are:
- Brandon Anderson, founder and executive director of Raheem, an independent service for reporting police violence in the United States.
- Chanel Hampton, founder and chief executive officer of Strategic Community Partners (SCP), a Detroit-based firm focused on working with local and national organizations rooted in education, equity, and justice.
- Laxmi Parthasarathy, chief operating officer of Global Press, an international news organization that trains and employs female reporters in the world’s least-covered media markets.
- Niya White, principal at Congress Heights Campus of Center City Public Charter Schools, where she has transformed her school from low-performing to one of Washington, DC’s highest performing schools.
- Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss, founder of Tribal Adaptive, does outreach to Native Americans with Disabilities and provides access to sports equipment and opportunities to improve their health, success, and personal sense of well-being.
- Terence Lester, founder and executive director of Love Beyond Walls, which provides dignity to the homeless and poor by providing a voice, visibility, shelter, community, and grooming and support services to achieve self-sufficiency.