Nine Social Innovators Named GLG Social Impact Fellows


October 22, 2019

The World’s Knowledge Marketplace Welcomes Sixth Class of Fellows

Focus Areas Include Mental Health, Early Childhood Education, Nutrition, among others

New York, New York; October 22, 2019 – GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) today announced its sixth class of GLG Social Impact Fellows – social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders who will receive no-cost access to GLG’s platform. The nine new Fellows lead organizations addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from early childhood literacy in India to sustainable agriculture in Vietnam to mental health in the United States.

GLG is the world’s knowledge marketplace, connecting decision makers to the largest global network of subject-matter experts across every sector. GLG serves thousands of the world’s best businesses, including 50% of the FORTUNE 100 and nine of the top ten global tech companies.

GLG Social Impact delivers the transformative power of GLG’s knowledge marketplace to organizations working to solve society’s most urgent challenges, including social entrepreneurs, leading foundations, nonprofits, and impact funds. The GLG Social Impact Fellowship provides many of the world’s most impactful social innovators with free access to GLG’s platform. Now entering its sixth year, the Fellowship counts 54 leaders in its worldwide community.

“GLG has unique assets as the world’s knowledge marketplace – and a unique responsibility to maximize our impact,” said GLG CEO Paul Todd. “That’s why we’re proud to put GLG to work, free of charge, for many of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, including the nine new Fellows we welcome today. We’ve seen first-hand how our impact is multiplied by the outstanding innovators we support.”

The 2019 GLG Social Impact Fellows and their focus areas are:

Avery Bang – President and CEO, Bridges to Prosperity; Rwanda, Uganda, and Bolivia; works with local communities, partners, and foundations to build footbridges that connect rural residents to education, health care, and economic opportunity.

Curt Bowen – Executive Director, Semilla Nueva; Guatemala; fights malnutrition by collaborating with communities, NGOs, and governmental agencies to develop and expand the use of locally produced and nutritious biofortified corn.

Charles Daniels – Co-Founder and CEO, Fathers’ Uplift; the United States; supports fathers with therapeutic interventions to overcome emotional and addiction-based issues so they can be positively and sustainably engaged in their children’s lives.

Giffin Daughtridge – Co-Founder and CEO, UrSure; the United States; patient-friendly diagnostic tests that measure and improve adherence to medications, including a urine test that tracks patient adherence to PrEP, which prevents transmission of HIV.

Carolyn Edelstein – Executive Director, OpenBiome; the United States; a nonprofit stool bank focused on expanding safe access to fecal transplants and catalyzing research on the human microbiome,  founded by a team of doctors, scientists, and public health advocates.

Tatiana Garcia-Granados – Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, The Common Market; the United States; connects communities with food from sustainable family farms, improving food security, farm viability, and community and ecological health.

Cristi Hegranes – Publisher and CEO, Global Press; Global; trains and employs local journalists to produce news coverage from the world’s least-covered places.

Sneha Sheth – Co-Founder and CEO, Dost Education; India; works with parents of any literacy level to support their children’s early learning, through podcasts delivered by phone, a parent coaching hotline, and community-based workshops.

Trang Tran – Founder and CEO, Fargreen; Vietnam; increasing farmers’ income and reducing environmental harm with a no waste production process for rice straw to grow mushrooms and biofertilizers.

Full Fellow bios and organization overviews are available on our website.

“We are honored to welcome this year’s class of GLG Social Impact Fellows to our global community of innovators,” said Jen Field, GLG Director of Social Impact. “From our earliest days, GLG has brought expert insights to organizations tackling society’s toughest challenges. Our Fellows’ collective reach expands dramatically with each new class, and we’re excited to support the nine new leaders who join us today to grow our impact even further.”

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About GLG Social Impact

GLG Social Impact brings the power of our knowledge marketplace to organizations working to solve society’s most urgent challenges. Our Fellowship provides many of the world’s most impactful social innovators with free access to our platform. Visit