The Resolution Project launched its first Fellow Council Cohort—a group of young leaders that aims to enhance the Fellow community experience through regional support and relevant programming. The Council will contribute to the leadership and direction of The Resolution Project, with members using their experience and perspective as Fellows to continue the mission of shaping an equitable Fellowship for their community of peers. The selection process focused on a diversity of life experiences, professional backgrounds, and geographic locations, and is made up of eight young social entrepreneurs from five different continents who were onboarded as Resolution Fellows between 2013 and 2019.
The Council will act as Fellow representatives and a sounding board for Resolution during critical organization decision-making relating to initiatives such as Innovation Hubs, Partnerships, Social Venture Challenges, and the Guide program. The Council will also be community activators for more than 500 Fellows in their respective regions, providing peer-to-peer support, thought leadership, and subject-matter expertise.
The Resolution Project’s inaugural Fellow Council Cohort:
- Marion Apio (Class 11), Co-Founder, Girls Alive Uganda, Uganda.
- Maria Daniela Castillo (Class 7), Co-Founder, Uptica, USA & Colombia.
- Sumati Joshi (Class 8), Co-Founder, Mission Sanscar, India.
- Saje Miguel Molato (Class 8), Founder, Model City Council, Philippines.
- Wandile Mthiyane (Class 8), Founder, Ubuntu Design Group, South Africa.
- Derrius Quarles (Class 5), Founder, DQ & Partners, USA.
- Stefan Raicevic (Class 8), Founder, MCDY, Serbia.
- Natalia Salas (Class 5), Founder, Connecting Children, Costa Rica.
“Resolution Fellows are the driving force of our work—the creation of the Fellow Council furthers our mission by putting Fellows first in every facet of what we do,” said Carly Gallo, Assistant Director of Programs at The Resolution Project. “For Resolution to maintain relevance for our Fellows and within the social entrepreneurship ecosystem, we must take an equitable and holistic approach through actively involving Fellows in our planning and decision making processes. In tandem, the Council is a direct investment in the leadership of our Fellows and their tenacity as young visionaries in this space. We are very grateful for these eight Fellows stepping up to volunteer as Council members and are excited to see the progress that we will make together!”
“I hope that being part of this first Fellow Council, with such an incredible group of amazing Resolution Fellows, will allow me not only to learn from them, work with them and help them, but also will enable whatever impact I can make to be even greater,” said Natalia Salas, Founder of Connecting Children. “Working alongside people who seek to make the world a better place, one step at a time, one action at a time, one project at a time, is a true honor.”
“The Resolution fellowship has been transformational in my development as a leader, entrepreneur, and in my personal development,” said Wandile Mthiyane, Founder, Ubuntu Design Group. “I’d love to be a part of ensuring others have that experience. I am excited to be a part of the inaugural cohort of the Fellow Council.”