Many of the delegates have already had an impact in their home countries on a range of issues, including the role of business in society, transparency in business and government, the impact of climate change, global health and hunger relief.
“I am excited to attend One Young World to experience diversity of thought on a global scale and gain insights on how to implement innovative approaches to the problems facing our communities.” said Austin Thekkumthala, Associate Research Scientist at the New Brunswick, N.J. campus and 2018 OYW delegate.
After the summit, the delegates will return to Bristol-Myers Squibb to begin work on their own respective initiatives, to assist in those initiatives already in existence from previous delegations and to energize the company’s workplace.
A few of the successful projects from previous summits include the idea for CLIMB, a People and Business Resource group for millennials, the launch of POSSIBILITY Lives, a behavioral and communications program which leverages neuroscience research to drive innovation and business results by adopting new habits, and Skills 2 Give, a virtual skills-based volunteer program for Bristol-Myers Squibb colleagues.
“The One Young World summit will provide me with the platform to network with like-minded millennials to bring to fruition the target goals and initiatives within Bristol-Myers Squibb and outside.” Said Hiral Shah, Manager-Taxation at the Mumbai, India office and 2018 OYW delegate.
The One Young World Summit is strategically linked to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Global Diversity & Inclusion's business objective of creating a 21st century workforce that is powerfully diverse and broadly inclusive of the world's top talent. This includes fostering leadership of Millennials, the largest talent pool in the U.S. today and one poised to be the largest global workforce by the year 2025.