Inspiring Future Leaders
Rojika Pokharel, a Little Sister alum, was recently invited to be a guest speaker for the Hult Prize at IOE and NxtGen’s Sustaining Your Business conference. The conference was held virtually and was followed by the semi-finals of the Hult Prize 2021. “It was a wonderful platform to share my views on leadership, personality development and women’s empowerment,” said Rojika. “I was honored to share the stage (or screen in this case) with leaders in women’s empowerment, social justice and entrepreneurship.” Other presenters included Malvika Subba, a former Miss Nepal, Shawntel Nieto, a social activist with Sustainable Practitioners in the Philippines and Ani Choying Dolma, a singer and peace practitioner nun in Nepal.
The Hult Prize is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for Students” as it attracts hundreds of youth participants who are using their creative problem solving skills to engineer innovative solutions to the world’s biggest issues. Rojika was happy to share her knowledge and experiences to motivate these young people to continue improving their presentation and entrepreneurship skills through workshops, mentorships and networking. “It was inspiring to see so many youth who are interested in making our world a better place,” Rojika said.