Blog Posts

  • Read More on the Finance Leaders Fellowship in the Aspen Institute Ideas Magazine
    Read More on the Finance Leaders Fellowship in the Aspen Institute Ideas Magazine
    The Aspen Institute Ideas Magazine - December 2018 Issue "Smart Money" written by Jennifer Simpson, Executive Director, Finance Leaders Fellowship December 15, 2018   In October 2018, the inaugural class of 22 Finance Leaders fellows completed the two-year active phase of the fellowship. Fellows hail from around the world and across the finance ... more
  • 5 Tips For Creating Your Action Pledge
    5 Tips For Creating Your Action Pledge
    1.  Draw inspiration from other participants   Over 1,000 Action Pledges have been made since the inaugural Action Forum in 2013. Watch the video below on some highlighted Action Pledges.  2.  Find your sweet spot The most exciting Action Pledges come from what we call your sweet spot, the intersection of your passions, talents, and your community’s ... more
  • Anya Abraham On Her Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    Anya Abraham On Her Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    I attended my first Aspen youth camp four years ago. I was livid that I had to waste part of my precious summer vacation at a camp where I thought we had to analyze 72 pages of literature. I promised myself I’d never agree to something like this again. Yet, four days later as we were leaving, I told my Dad he had to sign me up for next year, and every year after that. ... more
  • Highlights From The Challenge Of Leadership Seminars
    Highlights From The Challenge Of Leadership Seminars
    Think back to your first seminar,  The Challenge of Leadership . The magic of the room and the first time you were meeting classmates; people who would become lifelong advisors and friends. Throughout the fall, seven AGLN Fellowship classes launched, sending 134 new Fellows on their journey thinking about their role and responsibility as leaders. ... more
  •  Lucia Fernandez On Her Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    Lucia Fernandez On Her Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    The Action Forum this summer was very meaningful and inspiring. Through conversation, I was reminded of what it means to be a fearless leader. Hearing kids speak from all over the world was eye-opening and exciting, and I was reminded of why I love to learn. The important discussions allowed us, as youth, to express our opinions, and feel like they ... more
  • Dino Abduljawad On His Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    Dino Abduljawad On His Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    I’ve attended the Aspen Institute’s Action Forum Youth Camp for the last three years and it’s been a wonderful experience each year. The councilors and members of the Aspen Institute have been one of the main reasons why I really enjoy being there. They have managed to step up the program each year by choosing topics to discuss, which have become more ... more
  • Salvador Gomez On His Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    Salvador Gomez On His Experience At The Youth Action Forum
      Participating in the AGLN Youth Camp was one of the most fun experiences of my life. Not only did I meet amazing people and make great friends, but I learned more about myself and the world around me than I thought possible in a span of four days. As this past year’s theme was leadership, I was able to actively explore ways to be a better leader. I revalidated ... more
  • Annabel Lee On Her Experience At The Youth Action Forum
    Annabel Lee On Her Experience At The Youth Action Forum
      This summer was my second time participating in the Resnick Aspen Action Forum Youth Camp. The camp provided me with an opportunity to listen and contribute to diverse opinions from all around the world. It also allowed me to discover and express what I truly cared about through art projects, philosophical discussion, and guided journaling. This ... more
  • A Message From Moderators: Advice on Having Challenging Conversations
    A Message From Moderators: Advice on Having Challenging Conversations
    With the holidays upon us, you might find yourselves engaged in difficult conversations with loved ones that challenge your convictions (and patience). How might you ensure these exchanges are respectful and meaningful, while staying rooted in your own core values? Try approaching them as a moderator would. Watch this short video with advice from ... more
  • View the replay of the Boston Fed’s conference on Fintech and Financial Inclusion
    View the replay of the Boston Fed’s conference on Fintech and Financial Inclusion
    FinTech, Financial Inclusion – and the Potential to Transform Financial Services A conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, with the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program on  October 17, 2018 Finance Leaders Fellow '17  Aparna Ramesh , CFO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, as part of her leadership venture led a ... more