A Young Tibetan to Speak at 2019 Under 30 Global Women’s Summit

A Young Tibetan woman, Tenzin Seldon base in the United States will be one of the speakers at the 2019 Under 30 Global Women’s Summit. The global women’s summit by Forbe’s is scheduled to be held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv from March 31 to April 4 later this year. The Tibetan lady is among eight of the speakers during the global summit.

Tenzin Seldon is a Tibetan refugee based in California, United States of America is listed among the Forbe’s list of 30 under social entrepreneurs. She was selected as one of the top 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs for her initiative, The Kinstep which a technology based enterprise which helps the immigrants to connect with value-aligned companies for a perfect job in 2017.

The Under 30 Global Women’s Summit, according to the event’s official page, is an international gathering of top young founders, leaders, and mentors for four days of learning, connecting and creating. It’s the first-ever Under 30 event dedicated to women with four unforgettable days of world-class content (summits have featured speakers like Jessica Alba, Sara Blakely, Karlie Kloss, Jennifer Hyman, Chrissy Teigen, and Nobel prize-winner Malala Yousafzai), VIP experiences across Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and workshops focused on propelling women-led businesses.

Tenzin was raised in the Indian Himalayas, her family having fled there from Tibet. She immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. Tenzin graduated with honors from Stanford University, followed by University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Tenzin has spent her career advocating for disenfranchised communities, leading Climate Justice League chapters around the US, working on negotiations with Israel and Palestine, and, most recently, at the United Nations Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific. At the UN, Tenzin witnessed many young migrants experiencing hardships assimilating to a new country. She was a visiting lecturer at Rangsit University, where she taught International Policy. Tenzin’s work has been recognized around the world: as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and one of OZY Magazine’s “5 Civil-Rights Leaders for a New Generation, describes Tenzin Seldon in Kinstep‘s about page.

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