The World Economic Forum announced its Young Global Leaders for 2012 which include Binta Niambi Brown '95 and Fatima Bhutto '04. Brown is a humanitarian, Barnard Trustee and partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Bhutto is a Pakistani author and poet whose memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword, came out in 2010.
The honor, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.
The 2012 honorees will become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders community that currently comprises 713 outstanding individuals. The YGLs convene at an Annual Summit, which will be held this year in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on 14-18 April. YGLs are actively engaged in the community, are integrated into events organized by the World Economic Forum, and organize events of their own, as well as launch and lead their own innovative initiatives and task forces. These activities enable YGLs to learn from and with each other; build knowledge and engender a better understanding of global challenges and trends, risks and opportunities; and further enhance their unique role as leaders within their own organizations, the World Economic Forum and the broader global community.