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Was so very proud of this group of founding Global Shapers for our Forum of Global Shapers, Atlanta Hub at our inaugural meeting at City Hall in Atlanta.  A special thank you to Organizing Committee founding member Mayor Kasim Reed for his graciousness in hosting us.

Also, a special thank you to the Organizing Committee members that attended and spoke at this meeting, including civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart, Judith Pickens, SVP of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and entrepreneurs Jamail Larkins (a YGL also) and Tommy Dortch.

Read the complete story here.

Inaugural Class of Global Shapers Chosen in Atlanta.


John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama.  Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum. 

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