Tällberg Leaders Mentoring Leaders

TLML

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ABOUT TLML


The Tällberg Foundation has a deep commitment to encouraging global, values-based leadership wherever we can find it. In a world beset by existential challenges, we believe the only sustainable solutions are the ones imagined and pursued by leaders who operate with courage, creativity, persistence, commitment to universal values—but, above all, an understanding that global challenges demand global solutions.

Our leadership work program rests on two key pillars: the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize and the Tällberg Leaders Mentoring Leaders program (TLML). The former has been awarded annually since 2015 and has recognized 32 outstanding global leaders. The mentoring program, which has important antecedents during the Tällberg Foundation’s 40-year history, aims to identify and nurture emerging leaders with outsized potential, leveraging Tällberg’s global network to accelerate their growth as impactful global leaders.

Over the course of 2023, we conducted an iterative selection process that reduced more than 1,500 nominees to 12 individuals who are participating in the 2024 TLML. The final step in the process occurred in September when the Foundation’s leadership jury considered 38 finalists and selected the final cohort for the 2024 year-long program.

In essence, TLML centers on leadership. The goal is to enhance participants’ understanding, skills, and readiness for values-based leadership on their respective professional journeys. The method focuses on matching each participant with an accomplished global leader from Tällberg’s worldwide network.

Selected emerging leaders come from diverse disciplines, including social entrepreneurship, technology, climate, human rights, and health. These leaders work in many types of roles, some as founders of their own businesses or organizations, others as management within existing organizations, some as freelancers, and some as government employees, among many other roles and functions.

In similar fashion, mentors come from a wide variety of disciplines, nationalities, and experiences; all are accomplished global leaders who recognize the obligation to encourage new generations of leadership.

Once matched, mentees and mentors will be introduced online. However, the program started with an in-person workshop held from January 25-28, 2024 at the University of Pavia, Italy. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion and become integral members of Tällberg’s global network.

Leadership

Tällberg’s team leader for the development and management of TLML is Michael Niconchuk, a researcher and practitioner at the intersection of psychological trauma recovery, migration, and violence prevention who also serves as a director of the Tällberg Foundation. He is supported by Tom Cummings, director of the Tällberg Foundation and senior executive adviser. In his capacity as Tällberg’s chairman, Alan Stoga advises the team.

Michael Niconchuk, humanitarian professional and TLML leader:

“What do these diverse personalities have in common? They are all leaders who are already making significant impacts on some of the most intractable challenges our world faces. TLML gives them a unique opportunity to learn with and from other innovators.”

Presenting the Mentees, Class of 2024

Gerald Abila

Gerald Abila

Uganda; attorney who has created a scalable human-centric justice solution

Elijah Amoo Addo

Elijah Amoo Addo

Ghana; a chef working to bridge the food and poverty gap across Africa

Jennifer Ávila

Jennifer Ávila

Honduras; documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist

Mercedes Bidart

Mercedes Bidart

Argentina/Colombia; city planner and co-founder of a supply chain financing platform for informal businesses in Latin America

Mostafa Elnaby

Mostafa Elnaby

Egypt; agri-tech entrepreneur stimulating innovation in the Middle East

Maria Jammal

Maria Jammal

Israel/Palestine; creates solutions for the trauma experienced by refugees

Mario Jimenez

Mario Jimenez

Switzerland; health economist working to strengthen health systems and outcomes in Africa

Mohsin Mohi Ud Din

Mohsin Mohi Ud Din

U.S.; artist empowering marginalized groups to reclaim healing and agency through creative practices

Sara Rajabli

Sara Rajabli

Azerbaijan; consulting psychologist and social entrepreneur empowering women and young people

Linda Vakunta

Linda Vakunta

U.S.; environmentalist addressing health inequities, housing needs, and crisis intervention as a senior city official

Nancy Yammout

Nancy Yammout

Lebanon; social worker focusing on violence prevention and extensive extremism research to help traumatized refugees

Presenting the 2024 Mentors

Isabel Aninat

Isabel Aninat

Chile; legal scholar and law dean at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Rana Dajani

Rana Dajani

Jordan; molecular biologist and human rights advocate

Vishakha Desai

Vishakha Desai

US/India; Asia scholar with a focus on art, culture, policy, and women’s rights; Columbia University

Jocelyn Goh

Jocelyn Goh

UK/Singapore; entrepreneur and executive coach

Kurt Lauk

Kurt Lauk

Germany; business executive and investor

Who helps make this possible?

Lead Supporter

About the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving the public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.7 billion through over 5,400 grants to nonprofit organizations in more than 130 countries around the world.

Learn more at SNF.org.

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