Skip to main content

Emerging Leaders Program February 2022 Information Session

Former Emerging Leaders joined this session to share insight on their experience in the program and answer questions from potential applicants.
Former Emerging Leaders gathered at an outdoor event
Jennifer Petersen
Mariam Huss
Alex Kruzel
Event Date

About This Event

Learn more about the Council's Emerging Leaders Program, selection criteria, and application and selection process for the Emerging Leaders Class of 2023.

Every year the Chicago Council on Global Affairs selects a class of approximately 20 participants with high potential from across Chicago's business, cultural, civic, and academic sectors and provides a robust expansive platform to deepen their fluency and exposure to global affairs and policy. Emerging Leaders will be chosen from corporate, non-profit, and government sectors and are highly accomplished in their careers and expected to rise to the top of their fields in the next five to 10 years. Between the ages of 30 to 42, they have a strong professional or personal interest in international affairs, a commitment to community engagement, and a thirst for knowledge. The Council will intentionally seek exceptional leaders who reflect the rich diversity of Chicago.

About the Speakers
Jennifer Petersen
Former Director, Emerging Leaders Program
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
Jennifer Petersen formerly served as the director of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Council.
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
Founder and Managing Director, Axxum Consulting
Headshot for Mariam Huss
Mariam Huss is the founder and managing director of Axxum Consulting, a management consulting firm providing services in change management, organization design, and program management. She has 15 years of experience in professional services and has held roles at IBM, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and The Hackett Group, and has served on the board of the Women’s Global Education Project, among others.
Headshot for Mariam Huss
CEO, Telesto Strategy
Headshot of Alex Kruzel
Throughout her almost 15 years in consulting, Alex Kruzel has been assisting companies and public sector organizations to develop and execute their growth strategies. She specializes in helping her clients identify and prioritize opportunities for growth and then implement strategic initiatives.
Headshot of Alex Kruzel