We received nearly 1,300 applications from more than 100 countries for the second Fellowship application cycle of 2022. The 48 Echoing Green Fellowship Finalists are creating pathways to a better, more equitable future for their communities and beyond.
This group of change-making leaders is leveraging storytelling and systems thinking to ensure power and opportunity in the hands of their communities. From nurturing the literacy and mental health of children impacted by war in Kabul, Afghanistan through mobile library services; to reimagining a community health insurance model that supports rural families in Sub-Saharan Africa gain access to quality health care; and a collective of Black healers providing culturally informed maternal care for Black birthing families in Los Angeles, California.
While only some of the dedicated entrepreneurs in this Talent Report will go on to join the Echoing Green Fellow community, they bring a potent truth about collective power to the forefront: together, we can dismantle root injustices. With leaders like these innovators paving the way, we draw closer to a world that has yet to exist—one free from racism and its far-reaching consequences where all people can thrive.