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Emerging Leaders Program January 2022 Information Session

Former Emerging Leaders joined this session to share insight on their experience in the program and answer questions from potential applicants.
2020 Emerging Leaders Class in front of the US Capitol
Jennifer Petersen
Rachel Hermes
Nalini Prakash Hart
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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
Senior Research and Evaluation Partner, Rotary International
Headshot photograph of Rachel Hermes
Rachel Hermes is a senior research and evaluation partner at Rotary International. Rotary is a worldwide organization comprised of 1.2 million business and professional leaders that promote local community initiatives with global action. In her role, she leads Rotary’s five-year global grant model evaluation to understand the effectiveness of the estimated $80 million of grants awarded annually.
Headshot photograph of Rachel Hermes
Managing Director and Major Market Leader, Economic & Valuation Services, KPMG
Headshot of Nalini Prakash Hart
Nalini Prakash Hart is a managing director in KPMG’s Economic and Valuation Services practice, with a specific focus on transfer pricing. She has over 15 years of experience assisting multinational corporations and has built and delivered complex transfer pricing solutions.
Headshot of Nalini Prakash Hart