GLG Social Impact Fellowship

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship is a multiyear pro bono partnership between The World’s Insight Network and some of the world’s most impactful social entrepreneurs.

Join a Global Community of Social Impact Entrepreneurs
Fellows work with GLG in an intensive, two-year partnership that provides free access to the full suite of GLG product offerings and the support of hands-on GLG client service teams. After completing the Fellowship, Fellows remain ongoing members of our global GLG community.

What You’ll Get:
Extraordinary Expertise

Discuss pressing strategic, operational, and technical challenges with world-class experts on practically any topic – from expansion strategies to policy guidelines to regulatory landscapes.

Thought Partners

Partner with a team of three to six GLG client service professionals to help you and your team align expertise with your biggest goals.

Supportive Cohort

Build meaningful connections with like-minded social entrepreneurs with diverse perspectives through our global community of GLG Fellows.

Meet Our Latest Class of Fellows
Rose Afriyie

Rose Afriyie is the Executive Director of mRelief, whose all-woman team built the first end-to-end platform for SNAP enrollment in the U.S. The organization’s easy-to-use software transforms access to social services and supports the inherent dignity of all people.

Rose grew up in the Bronx, where she witnessed the importance of access to food stamps and other social services. This experience formed the foundation of her commitment to advocating for families seeking economic opportunity. She earned an MPP at the University of Michigan and previously worked at Google, served on the Domestic Policy Council under President Obama, and was named to Crain’s 40 Under 40.

Jeff Bryan

Jeff Bryan is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Positivity Project, which partners with K-12 schools through a positive psychology curriculum that empowers youth to build positive relationships and become their best selves.

Jeff served in the U.S. Army for five years, including two tours in Iraq. After his military service, Jeff was a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and Jerusalem. He earned an MA in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BS in American politics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Senan Ebrahim

Senan Ebrahim is the Founder and Chair of Hikma Health, which creates customized health data systems using multilingual tools to support healthcare providers in under-resourced and refugee populations around the world.

Senan holds a PhD in computational neuroscience from Harvard University and spent a year living in the Peruvian Andes conducting an ethnography of traditional healers. He has a track record of building health-related products that bring the data revolution in medicine to those who need it most.

Clementine Jacoby

Clementine Jacoby is the Founder and Executive Director of Recidiviz, an organization that works to reform the U.S. criminal justice system by building open-source data platforms and tools that help criminal justice decision makers identify opportunities to safely reduce incarceration and monitor the impact of their efforts in real time.

Clementine previously worked at Google, has performed in circuses in Brazil and Mexico, and studied symbolic systems at Stanford University. Her work with Recidiviz has been featured in Fast Company, Slate, and Forbes.

Derrick H. Lewis

Derrick H. Lewis is the Founder and Co-Chair of The Bronx Community Foundation, a public-private-nonprofit partnership tackling the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting on-the-ground operations to address poverty, health disparities, and other urgent challenges facing the Bronx community.

As a native of the Bronx, Derrick grew up experiencing the lack of resources in New York City’s poorest borough. He is now an advisor in corporate and technology strategy, growth, risk management, and human capital, and sits on the boards of multiple nonprofits. He is a graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Julia Monfrini Peev

Julia Monfrini Peev is a Co-Founder of the Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group, which brings together healthcare executives, nonprofit leaders, students, and other concerned citizens to promote fact-based research and accelerate the deployment of solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

Julia is a seasoned institutional PE/VC executive and is passionate about building successful businesses and solving critical issues in healthcare. She holds an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an MSc from ESCP Business School.

Chas Moore

Chas Moore is the Founder and Executive Director of Austin Justice Coalition, which educates and builds community power for people of color in Austin, Texas through grassroots organizing and activism in criminal justice, education, urban planning, and other issue areas.

Chas is a longtime activist and community advocate; he works to create space for and empower organizers of color to lead and pursue reform in their communities. He attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Nithya Ramanathan

Nithya Ramanathan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nexleaf Analytics, an organization that serves low-income countries by protecting temperature-sensitive vaccine supply chains and promoting the adoption of clean cooking practices. Nexleaf designs sensor technologies, generates data analytics, and advocates for data-driven solutions that help preserve human life and protect the planet.

Nithya brings more than 20 years of experience as a computer scientist to her work developing sensing and analytics applications. She holds a PhD in computer science from UCLA and a BS in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley and is the recipient of many social innovation honors.

Maria Siambekos

Maria Siambekos is a Co-Founder of the Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group, which brings together healthcare executives, nonprofit leaders, students, and other concerned citizens to promote fact-based research and accelerate the deployment of solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

Maria has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare technology and has extensive operational experience and expertise in commercial excellence, product development, business integrations, and organizational leadership, and team development. Maria holds a BS in biology from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Vineet Singal

Vineet Singal is the Co-Founder and CEO of CareMessage, an organization helping free health clinics and safety-net health centers communicate with their patients via mobile technology. CareMessage is the largest patient engagement platform for underserved populations in the U.S.

Vineet’s experience working at a free medical clinic in Galveston, Texas sparked a commitment to leveraging technology to improve health outcomes. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School, Vineet has published peer-reviewed research in molecular biology and epidemiology and has been recognized by the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is a Co-Founder of the Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group, which brings together healthcare executives, nonprofit leaders, students, and other concerned citizens to promote fact-based research and accelerate the deployment of solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

Michael is an experienced international executive and healthcare business leader with over 30 years of experience in pharma, biotech, and digital health. He holds a BA from the University of Wales, Bangor.

Our Fellow organizations do some of the most impactful social sector work anywhere in the world. We are honored to help them along the way.

Examples of Our Impact
The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ young people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of LGBTQIA+ youth reaching out to Trevor has grown significantly, at times peaking to double their previous volumes. Trevor has dramatically expanded their technological capacity and processes to meet this enormous demand for their life-saving services. GLG connected them to experts (both within the U.S. and globally) with first-hand experience in high-priority topics, including volunteer management, project planning, and strategic partnerships. The insights that came from these conversations were crucial to Trevor’s ability to continue growing while maintaining uninterrupted, high-quality operations.

Global Press

Global Press works to build a more just and informed world by training and employing female journalists in the world’s least-covered regions to produce ethical, accurate, on-the-ground news coverage. As Global Press looks to expand into new bureau locations, GLG has helped accelerate the organization’s reach by connecting them to HR directors and international employment law experts. Through GLG, Global Press has also spoken with experts in geopolitics and economics, as well as former leaders of international journalism centers and local journalism associations, to better understand invisible censorship, barriers to accessing high-quality journalism jobs, and the protocols for obtaining press credentials for their reporters in potential expansion locations around the world.

EarthEnable

EarthEnable works in Rwanda and Uganda to solve the common health issues caused by dirt floors – such as infectious disease and respiratory conditions – through a washable, sanitary dirt floor solution that is 75% cheaper than concrete alternatives. To help EarthEnable enhance their products, GLG not only sourced a top polymers and coatings expert, but also arranged his travel to Rwanda for a weeklong project. The visit helped EarthEnable accelerate their R&D process in real time, resulting in the creation of a stronger and more cost-effective product. Building off this success, EarthEnable has continued to harness the power of GLG insights throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When Rwanda went into a nationwide lockdown – forcing EarthEnable to pause their operations – the organization used the downtime to speak with GLG experts, gaining further insights into improving their products, decreasing their ecological footprint, and lowering their production costs.

Simprints

Simprints builds biometric digital identity tools for global development to make sure that every vaccine, dollar, and public good reaches the people who need them most. At the onset of COVID-19, the Simprints team used GLG to leverage their technology in support of relief efforts. They conducted research into contact tracing, the COVID-19 response in remote regions, and the technologies being deployed in the hardest-to-reach areas. Within a week, GLG connected them with a former WHO surveillance medical officer, a former CDC senior global public health analyst, and a former CDC epidemiologist. The insights from these experts have helped Simprints not only prepare for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine delivery, but also rapidly and effectively improve their digital health systems to drive the appropriate public health response – all while keeping individual data secure.

 

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Our Global Community of Fellows

Since 2014, GLG has welcomed 65 exceptional social sector leaders to our global community. Fellows are the leaders of organizations at inflection points in their growth – whether they are responding to crisis, scaling their reach, pivoting their strategy, or enhancing their services. 

Agora Partnerships
Ben Powell
Issue Area: Entrepreneurship
agora2030.org

 

All-Star Code
Christina Lewis Halpern
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment
allstarcode.org

 

Aunt Bertha
Erine Gray
Issue Area: Human Services Access
auntbertha.com

 

Bayes Impact
Eric Liu
Issue Area: Public Service
bayesimpact.org/en

 

BlocPower
Donnel Baird
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability
blocpower.io

 

Braven
Aimée Eubanks Davis
Issue Area: Economic Mobility and Career Readiness
bebraven.org

 

Bridges to Prosperity
Avery Bang
Issue Area: Rural Connectivity and Infrastructure
bridgestoprosperity.org

 

Catchafire
Rachael Chong
Issue Area: Skills-based Volunteer Matching
catchafire.org

 

City Health Works
Manmeet Kaur
Issue Area: Community Health
cityhealthworks.com

 

The Common Market
Tatiana Garcia-Granados
Issue Area: Food Security and Agriculture
thecommonmarket.org

 

Compass Working Capital
Sherry Riva
Issue Area: Financial Literacy
compassworkingcapital.org

 

CREA
Leticia M. Jáuregui
Issue Area: Women-led Businesses
creaworld.org

 

Dost Education
Sneha Sheth
Issue Area: Education Technology
dosteducation.com

 

Drinkwell
Minhaj Chowdhury
Issue Area: Water Access
drinkwellsystems.com

 

Drive Change
Jordyn Lexton
Issue Area: Criminal Justice and Job Training
drivechangenyc.org

 

EarthEnable
Gayatri Datar
Issue Area: Residential Sanitation
earthenable.org

 

East Bali Cashews
Aaron Fishman
Issue Area: Food and Agriculture
eastbalicashews.com

 

Equalize Health (formerly D-Rev)
Krista Donaldson
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology
equalizehealth.org

Fargreen
Trang Tran
Issue Area: Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability
far-green.com

 

Fathers’ Uplift
Charles Daniels
Issue Area: Family Absenteeism and Mental Health
fathersuplift.org

 

Foster America
Sherry Lachman
Issue Area: Child Welfare System Reform
foster-america.org

 

Frontline
Josh MacAlister
Issue Area: Child Welfare and Social Work
thefrontline.org.uk

 

The Future Project
Kanya Balakrishna
Issue Area: Education
thefutureproject.org

 

Golden Palm Investments
Sangu Delle
Issue Area: Social Enterprise
gpalminvestments.com

 

Global Health Corps
Barbara Bush
Issue Area: Global Health
ghcorps.org

 

Global Press
Cristi Hegranes
Issue Area: Local Journalism
globalpress.co

 

The Lowline
Dan Barasch
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability
thelowline.org

 

myAgro
Anushka Ratnayake
Issue Area: Rural Agribusiness Financing
myagro.org

 

Nest
Rebecca van Bergen
Issue Area: Handworker Economy
buildanest.org

 

Noora Health
Shahed Alam
Issue Area: Healthcare Skills Training
noorahealth.org

 

Nuru International
Jake Harriman
Issue Area: Poverty
nuruinternational.org

 

Open Biome
Carolyn Edelstein
Issue Area: Healthcare
openbiome.org

 

Open Medicine Project
Mohammed Dalwai
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology
openmedicineproject.org

 

Possible
Mark Arnoldy
Issue Area: Healthcare
possiblehealth.org

 

Pursuit
Jukay Hsu
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment
pursuit.org

The Resolution Project
Oliver Libby
Issue Area: Social Venture Fellowship
resolutionproject.org

 

Sanergy
David Auerbach
Issue Area: Sanitation
sanergy.com

 

Samasource
Leila Janah – In Memoriam
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment
samasource.com

 

SBP
Zack Rosenburg
Issue Area: Disaster Relief
sbpusa.org

 

Semilla Nueva
Curt Bowen
Issue Area: Malnutrition
semillanueva.org

 

Simprints
Toby Norman
Issue Area: Biometric Identification
simprints.com

 

SIRUM
Kiah Williams
Issue Area: Healthcare Access
sirum.org

 

Solstice
Steph Speirs
Issue Area: Solar Energy Access
solstice.us

 

Spark+Mettle
Eugenie Teasley
Issue Area: Youth Empowerment
linkedin.com/company/spark-mettle

 

StrongMinds
Sean Mayberry
Issue Area: Women’s Mental Health
strongminds.org

 

Sustainable Health Enterprises
Elizabeth Scharpf
Issue Area: Women’s Health
sheinnovates.com

 

Team Rubicon
Jake Wood
Issue Area: Disaster Relief
teamrubiconusa.org

 

TreeHouse
Jason Ballard
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability

 

UrSure
Giffin Daughtridge
Issue Area: Healthcare
ursureinc.com

 

Venture for America
Andrew Yang
Issue Area: Entrepreneurship
ventureforamerica.org

 

WAVE
Misan Rewane
Issue Area: Education and Employment
waveacademies.org

 

Yimishiji
Matilda Ho
Issue Area: Food and Agriculture
yimishiji.com