We sat down with Rajendra Mohess, the founder of the car rental company, Global Rent A Car, in St. Maarten and Young Leaders of America (YLAI) fellow, and Gail Shrott, the current Director of the International Leaders Program for Global Pittsburgh, to discuss YLAI, Global Entrepreneurship and Hurricane Irma.
The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, or YLAI, aims to build connections between young leaders across the hemisphere. YLAI addresses the opportunity gap for youth, especially women, by empowering business and social entrepreneurs with the training, tools, networks and resources they need to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic development and prosperity, security, human rights and good governance in the hemisphere.
What is the YLAI Professional Fellows Program?
The YLAI Professional Fellows Program is a 5-week program that brings 250 promising leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean each year on behalf of the State Department. While in the U.S., leaders are able to expand their leadership and entrepreneurial skills and network through skills-building workshops and opportunities to learn from and exchange with U.S. counterparts. This program is open to entrepreneurs between the ages of 25 and 35, selected for participation via a competitive application process.
YLAI Official Website: www.ylai.state.gov