Lily elected Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum!

Written by , March 10, 2011

Our founder Lily has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic...

Our founder Lily has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum!

“This is an incredible honour, I am in total disbelief.”

The award recognises the most distinguished young leaders below the age of 40. The Selection Committee, chaired by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, selected Lily “in recognition of your record of professional accomplishments, your commitment to society and your potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through your inspiring leadership.”

197 were chosen from 72 countries in business, civil society, politics and government, arts and media. She joins five UK winners including Chuka Umunna MP for Streatham, Gemma Mortensen Executive Director of conflict prevention group Crisis Action and Pete Cashmore of social media news site Mashable.

Lily was delighted the WEF had recognised the importance of organisations like MyBnk, providing young people with much-needed financial education, especially at a time when it is high on the political agenda. Last month, 219 MPs joined an All Party Parliamentary Group on compulsory money lessons, of which MyBnk is a supporter.

“Encouraging enterprise and having a financially literate society has never been so important. By forging a generational shift in attitudes to money we can break the debt cycle, build a new enterprise economy and avoid the mistakes of the past,” says Lily.

* Full list of Young Global Leaders

* Lily’s full biography