Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

How entrepreneurs are building resilience in their communities

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

How entrepreneurs are building resilience in their communities. By Shannon Courtney. Developing the skills to be resilient is essential in order to be a strong leader, to recover from setbacks and to adapt to whatever challenges come your way.

Meet 5 YLAI Fellows Traveling as Youth Delegates to the Summit of the Americas

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Meet 5 YLAI Fellows Traveling as Youth Delegates to the Summit of the Americas. By Jewelle Saunders. The United States will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas from June 6 to 10 in Los Angeles, California. The theme for this summit is “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future,” which responds to the hemisphere’s most pressing issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, threats to democracy, the climate crisis, and a lack of equitable access to opportunities. .

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YLAI Give Back Workshops

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

YLAI Give Back Workshops. Education has a way of reaching across borders and empowering young people in a way that few other things can. As it was once said: “Education is the passport to the future, because tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for today.”.

How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses?

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

How Caribbean entrepreneurs are tackling climate change with their businesses. By Shannon Courtney. To preserve and protect the Earth for our communities, we must make a collective investment to ensure that generations of global citizens have access to clean and healthy environments.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

5 ways to start greening your business

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

5 ways to start greening your business. By Shannon Courtney. The climate crisis is increasingly more urgent and requires a whole-of-society approach to create a clean-energy economy that benefits all.

YLAI Goes Green: Investing in a Sustainable Future

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Modal Close Button. Investing in a Sustainable Future. When it comes to preserving and protecting the Earth for our communities and the generations to come to have access to green spaces, clean water and air, and health, it’ll take a collective investment far more significant than any individual.

Best practices to building an inclusive business

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Having an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace has many benefits.

Building sustainable marketing skills with a Colombian YLAI Fellow

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Building sustainable marketing skills with a Colombian YLAI Fellow. By Shannon Courtney.

Finding your brand identity in 4 steps

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. In an era where an endless number of apps, news stories, social media posts, and products are all competing for attention, it can be difficult to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Creating agents of change in El Salvador with sustainable wearable art

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Everyone deserves to have equal opportunities, rights, and benefits,” says Marí?a a Suriano, 2018 YLAI Fellow. “It It is time for everyone to fight for what is right and fair.”. María, who was born and raised in El Salvador, is the founder of Masshii.

Motivating global youth to find their WHY with Alpha Sennon of WHYFARM

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Not everyone has unwrapped theirs yet, but everyone has a gift to give to the world,” says Alpha Sennon. 2016 YLAI Fellow Alpha Sennon is a well-recognized global “farmerpreneur,” motivational speaker, agri-youth advocate.

5 brand positioning strategies to help set your business apart

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. There are definite benefits to focusing on your branding efforts for your business or organization. According to HubSpot , “Successful branding yields benefits such as increased customer loyalty, an improved image, and a relatable identity.”

Growing your online presence: How to manage your organization’s social media

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By Bryce Kelly. Standing out from the crowd can be difficult. In the age of social distancing, it can be even more complicated, as so many daily activities have moved online.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Creative ways to earn money in difficult times

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By Elise Kemp. Life is unpredictable. Markets take a turn, opportunities disappear, and unforeseen circumstances prevent us from being able to follow through with business as usual. Adaptability is the key to survival in an ever-changing world.

5 ways to be an ally to marginalized groups

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Who lives on the periphery of your community and why? Marginalized groups exist nearly everywhere. They are people who are denied involvement or face limited involvement in social, economic, educational, political and/or cultural life.

How one YLAI Fellow turned her personal journey into a business empowering marginalized girls in Canada

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. Launching your business or nonprofit organization will often be about more than offering a product or a service. It will be about telling your story.

3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

3 ways to optimize your e-commerce site for better sales. Adapted from a blog by Christina Gwira of NOYADESIGNS. We all want to make more sales. There is so much more to having success with your online store than simply having a website.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Lighting the torch of change: Youth volunteering in Haiti

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Elise Kemp. As a part of the YLAI Network’s mission, community involvement in fostering development is critical. Hearing about the impact that our networkmembers are making in their own communities is a real privilege and helps us see how impactful it can be to volunteer locally.

Promoting women’s advancement in Haiti through creative baked goods

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By Caroline Sachdeva. 2017 YLAI Fellow Marie Flore Morett, owner of Delices de Marie Florett , has worked to create a welcoming community in Haiti to empower women to seek employment opportunities and work to decrease the job and wage inequalities present in Haiti.

Remodeling English language education in Costa Rica

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By luck when he was young, Alex Solano took an English language course that would change his life. One inspiring teacher forever changed the way that Alex viewed education, and he received a scholarship to continue taking courses on teaching English.

Finding your target audience with help from a YLAI Fellow design expert

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Yarielka Arrieta Batista. For businesses to have a successful marketing strategy, they must first have a defined target audience. Along with making sure your brand reflects your business, who your brand targets is also an important consideration.

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The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Meet the man empowering young leaders by starting with their computer repairs

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Jewelle Saunders. Driven by a desire to help people from a young age, YLAI 2018 Fellow Janeel Boon aims to empower others to see their leadership ability within themselves. Before starting his own company, Boon’s Computer Repairs , in 2014 in St.

What entrepreneurs need to know about unconscious bias

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By Jewelle Saunders. Prioritizing an equitable workforce is one of the critical factors that grow an organization to be more successful. Businesses have a healthier workforce, higher productivity and greater profitability when focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Create community: Advice on branding from YLAI Fellow Luisfer Pelayo

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Luisfer Pelayo, founder of ATÁLIA. When we start a brand, we rarely begin with thinking about the community around it.

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Using social media as a tool with one YLAI Fellow’s unique jewelry brand

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By Yarielka Arrieta Batista. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses around the globe have shifted their business methods from face-to-face to digital. Unable to have customers in the store, business owners have to rely on digital marketing for their products and services.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rebranding and expanding your target audience with a social business expert from Brazil. By Shannon Courtney.

How to identify, target, and keep your digital audience

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Glenn Pingul and Bryce Kelly . During a recent poll of YLAI Network members, an overwhelming number of young leaders noted that while they understood the importance of branding, they still felt as though they were struggling to figure out just who they should be marketing toward.

Why equality is not the same as equity

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The words “equality” and “equity” look similar, sound similar, and even point to the same concept of fairness. So it is understandable if, at first, you think they mean the same thing.

One social entrepreneur and activist’s mission to defend the environment and indigenous communities in Venezuela

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. 2017 YLAI Fellow Victor Rujano Bautista is the co-founder of Culturas Indígenas y Medio Ambiente Sustentable (CIMAS), an organization committed to promoting and defending the human rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the environment in the Venezuelan state of Zulia.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

What makes a good leader: Insight from YLAI Fellows

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By Bryce Kelly. While we know the L in YLAI stands for “leaders,” do we know what our leaders in YLAI stand for?