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GLG Announces Fifth Class of Social Impact Fellows


October 09, 2018

Leading B2B Insight Platform Welcomes Nine Social Innovators to its Global Community

Focus Areas Include: Sanitation and Healthcare in the Developing World, Women’s Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Job Training, LGBTQ Suicide Prevention, among others

New York, New York; October 9, 2018 – GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.), the world’s leading platform connecting business to insight, today announced its fifth class of GLG Social Impact Fellows – social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders who will receive two years of unlimited, no-cost access to GLG. The nine new Fellows lead organizations serving vulnerable populations and addressing some of society’s most important challenges – from building cleaner homes in Rwanda, to preventing suicide in the LGBTQ population, to improving healthcare outcomes in India, and much more.

GLG is the world’s leading platform for professional insight, linking thousands of clients to its global network of more than 650,000 subject-matter experts across every sector. GLG’s more than 1,800 employees work from offices in 12 countries.

GLG Social Impact delivers the transformative power of GLG’s platform directly to organizations making positive change in the world. Clients include leading foundations, impact funds, social consultancies, and nonprofits. The GLG Social Impact Fellowship, now entering its fifth year, counts 45 current and alumni Fellows among its worldwide community.

“GLG is a business with an uncommonly deep sense of purpose, and nowhere is that clearer than in our Social Impact work,” said GLG CEO Paul Todd. “Delivering insight to clients at a global scale, our platform is powered by the belief that the world works best when decision-makers can draw on the full range of human wisdom. It’s a privilege to support the crucial work of our GLG Social Impact Fellows and to welcome this year’s class.”

The 2018 GLG Social Impact Fellows and their focus areas are:

Shahed Alam – Co-Founder and President, Noora Health; Bangalore, India (healthcare)
Julie Cordua – CEO, Thorn; Los Angeles (child sexual abuse prevention)
Gayatri Datar – Co-Founder and CEO, EarthEnable; Rwanda (residential sanitation)
Aimée Eubanks Davis – Founder and CEO, Braven; Chicago (college readiness and career support)
Sherry Lachman – Founder and Executive Director, Foster America; Washington, DC (child welfare system reform)
Jordyn Lexton – Founder and CEO, Drive Change; New York (criminal justice and job training)
Sean Mayberry – Co-Founder and President, StrongMinds; New York (women’s mental health)
Toby Norman – Co-Founder and CEO, Simprints; Cambridge, UK (biometric identification)
Amit Paley – CEO and Executive Director, The Trevor Project; Los Angeles (LGBTQ suicide prevention)

Full Fellow bios and organization overviews are available at

“I’m thrilled to present this year’s class of GLG Social Impact Fellows,” said GLG Chief People Officer Melinda Wolfe, who leads the GLG Social Impact team. “All over the world, GLG’s platform and people are supporting organizations that lift up others, from the biggest foundations to the most innovative startups. I’m awed by the work of the nine leaders in this year’s class, and humbled by GLG’s opportunity to play a role in supporting all our Fellows and their teams.”

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