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Understanding Next-Gen Talent

How Millennials and Gen Z are redefining the meaning of work

with Guy Ryan, CEO & Founder - Inspiring Stories

Wednesday 10 November

9.00am – 10.00am

Online. Free.

Who are the younger generations, and what do they want? Who do they want to work for? How can we gain their loyalty? Our next (and final) Project Connect event for 2021 takes us deep into the world of Millennials and Gen Z.

Award-winning entrepreneur, Edmund Hillary Fellow, and 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year, Guy Ryan, will explore what it is that motivates, excites and inspires the next wave of Kiwi talent.

Join us at our online event to find out about:

● How Guy and his team have built one of the most diverse and influential tribes in the country with Festival for the Future & The Impact Awards
● The purpose economy and the rise of impact-driven businesses
● Why purpose matters just as much as a paycheque for attracting the next generation
● How big business can make a big difference for the next generation

Speaker
  • speaker_images-audrea-topps-harjo Guy Ryan
    CEO & Founder – Inspiring Stories
    Edmund Hillary Fellow

    Guy grew up in a tiny village on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island called Granity. He played every sport possible, was far too competitive, and often too cheeky. He was the first in his family to study at University, completing a double degree in design and commerce, and then a Masters in Science Communication from the University of Otago. The documentary he co-produced as part of his Masters – Carving the Future – followed four young New Zealanders taking action on climate change and environmental issues, and went on to win awards and screen in over 50 countries.

    In 2011, Guy founded Inspiring Stories – a Kiwi charity that began with a bold vision to back young people to change the world and has become an intergenerational movement for impact.

    From an initial one-off grant of $80,000 from the Vodafone Foundation, Inspiring Stories now turns over more than $1M in annual revenues and operates with a team of staff in 10 communities nationwide. Key initiatives include New Zealand’s largest social innovation summit, Festival for the Future; The Impact Awards, which celebrates young New Zealanders making a difference with $30,000 in prizes; and the year-round Future Leaders programme, which is changing lives for a diverse range of young people in some of New Zealand’s most challenged rural and provincial communities.

    Over the past decade Guy and the team have built a 12,000-strong tribe of alumni and supporters; provided more than $85,000 in awards and seed funding for young social entrepreneurs; and invested more than $2.5M into life-changing scholarship opportunities.

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