By: Reem Abou Ibrahim, Senior Associate, Forensic, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Middle East

One Young World* 2019 gave me and 2,000 young leaders the chance to be part of a global community. It dissolved our differences and moulded them towards a common vision. It took us out of our bubble, shattered our personal perspective and put us on a shared path, tasked with the responsibility and enthusiasm to be part of a solution and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

I attended the One Young World (OYW) Summit with 60 Deloitte colleagues and peers from around the globe, and the diversity and differences of this group proved to me that we draw strength and power from our global network. I felt empowered and proud being an ambassador for Deloitte and seeing Deloitte as a global partner with OYW.

One Young World has renewed in me the conviction to take action, be it in my community or corporation, and instilled in me the passion to work towards a sustainable future. It has shown me that it takes a conscious effort to maintain the drive for sustainability, and that this effort has to be collective as well. I am thus counting on my Deloitte community to collectively maintain the decision to make an impact that matters, and I will work tirelessly towards this goal. It has also proven to me that any action, no matter big or small, makes a difference. We should start with ourselves, making it a point to be conscious about climate change, gender equality, education and other major global issues, and make sure that every action we take in life is in alignment with those goals.

*The One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from around the world to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders and get the chance to be part of a yearlong leadership development program. 

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