Founder, Generation: You Employed
United States of America
Dr. Mona Mourshed is the President and founding CEO of Generation: You Employed, a global non-profit. Generation trains and places disconnected youth and mid-career learners in jobs that would be otherwise beyond their reach. After six years of operation, it is live in thirteen countries and 130 cities, with 37,000+ graduates. Generation has an 80% job placement rate and graduates earn 2-6X what they earned previously. Mona previously founded and led McKinsey & Company’s global education practice, and currently leads McKinsey’s global social responsibility agenda. Mona has authored widely cited education reports, including Education to Employment: Getting Europe’s Youth Into Work, and Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works. She was selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s ’40 under 40’, sits on the boards of New America and Teach for All, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mona has a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from MIT. She holds dual Egyptian and American citizenship.