Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? In fact, it kills more women each year than all cancers combined. Because of the disparity in healthcare for multicultural women, and the fact that certain ethnic groups are disproportionately affected by heart disease, Go Red for Women (a part of the American Heart Association) works to raise awareness and educate women about the risks of this horrible disease. This movement leads numerous initiatives throughout the year, one such being their annual scholarship program. The Go Red Multicultural Scholarship was started to bridge the gap in treatment and access.
Lissa Sawyer, Digital Marketing Manager for the Go Red for Women movement, spoke with us to discuss how their scholarship has grown each year and what that means for helping to raise awareness.
Each May, the St. Gallen Symposium calls 600 top level executives from around the globe to meet with students, academics, and researchers to debate some of today’s most pressing issues in the fields of politics, society, and management. Students apply for this award each and every year hoping to be selected as one of the lucky winners, and for more than 25 years, the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award has been given to some of the world’s brightest young minds.
As one of the world’s largest and most prestigious essay competitions of its kind, the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award is presented to 100 students each year. One of the most unique things about this symposium is the fact that, not only do students apply for the award, but they are also responsible for organizing the event in its entirety.
Arjun Muralidharan, Strategic Development Director of the St. Gallen Symposium is responsible for driving forward strategic projects like the Wings of Excellence Award. With a team of five other coaches, he leads the students in their efforts to run the conference. We recently had a chance to speak with Arjun about the symposium and how moving to WizeHive has helped streamline their application process.
For more than 25 years, Echoing Green has been running a fellowship application process to identify the world’s most promising, adventurous, early-stage social entrepreneurs emerging in fields including leadership, education, healthcare, and farming. More than 3,000 applications come pouring in each year from more than 100 countries competing for the 28 spots on Echoing Green’s roster, resulting in less than a 1% acceptance rate. The fellowship awards each of the recipients with money and participation in a two year leadership development program.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with VP of Fellowship Programs, Rich Leimsider, to learn about the trials and tribulations of their older antiquated system, implementing WizeHive to take it’s place, and even seeing competitors begin to copy that model! For more from this interview, see blog.wizehive.com