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We are happy to welcome Megha Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Leap Skills, to our 10th Zurich "Impact for Breakfast" gathering.
“Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.”
Leap Skills is an impact focused skill development organisation headquartered in New Delhi. Join us on 24th April when Megha will share the successful innovations Leap Skills have brought to education in India and the organization’s impact on skills and employment.
The event will be kindly hosted by BlackRock and will be kicked-off as usual at 9:00am with coffee and croissants, followed by Megha's presentation. After the presentation there will be time for questions and networking.
Leap Skills’ mission is to create sustainable impact through capacity building and enabling access to opportunities. With innovative interventions and a deep understanding of its beneficiaries, Leap has set out to address the monumental challenge of skilling the second largest population in the world. The organization strongly believes that socioeconomic backgrounds and demographic factors should not limit choices and determine access to opportunities, which it currently does in India. It follows a systematic approach to solving this challenge by creating high-quality tech-aided training solutions at scale that involve upskilling of existing workforce and imparting relevant market-level skills to youth from low income households. Leap creates an ecosystem to bring employment opportunities to its students. Leap has a specific focus on young women, low income households and first generation college goers.
Its most recent innovation, Propeller, uses blended learning pedagogy, which merges in-class instruction with mobile learning platforms. This combination allows learners to have access to mentorship, peer learning, project work, interactivity while making the content contextualized, engaging and informative. Over the past five years, Leap has trained over 25000 people in 11 states across India.
About the speaker
Megha, before she founded LEAP, was associated with several international and domestic organisations like the University of Pennsylvania, Asian Development Bank, the Planning Commission, the Azim Premji Foundation and the Wadhwani Foundation. An ex-investment banker who worked in London and New York for several years, she was a Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics and is an alumnus of the University of Oxford and St. Stephen's College.
Spaces are limited. Please register through the RSVP link below or send us an email. Feel free to forward the invitation to colleagues, business partners or friends who might be interested in the topic as well.
As always we also kindly ask you to please let us know in case you RSVP'd, but you are unable to attend.
We are looking forward to seeing you on the 24th!
The Artha / IfB Team
(Audrey, Deborah and Claudius)