An Indian woman is among the 20 civic leaders selected for a prestigious fellowship from former US president Barack Obama’s foundation. Preethi Herman, Global Executive Director of global social change technology platform Change.org, was selected from a pool of over 20,000 people from 191 countries. This is the first edition of the Obama Foundation Fellowship. The Obama Foundation announced the names of the inaugural class of Obama Fellows on Monday.
19 others, from the US, the UK, Philippines, Hungary, South Africa have been selected.
Preethi Herman and the other fellows “will collaborate, exchange and inspire a wave of civic innovation,” the foundation said. She was earlier named as one of the 25 women transforming India as part of the #WomenTransform initiative by the Niti Aayog, MyGov.in and the United Nations.
Former US President Barack Obama addresses young leaders at a town hall in New Delhi in December 2017. (File)
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