Launching the Next Generation of Global Leaders with Abby Falik

Abby Falik is the Founder/CEO of Global Citizen Year (GCY), a non-profit organization that re-imagines the transition into adulthood as what it has the potential to be: a transformation. She joins host Mike Palmer to talk about what led her to found GCY and lead it in its mission to create a new generation of global leaders who learn through travel and use the formative transition into adulthood to shape values, identity, and purpose in ways that classroom learning alone cannot.

Abby describes how her personal origins factored into the development of GCY and how the pandemic years have driven other transformations including the launch of Global Citizen Year Academy and the use of online tools and means of connecting. We also talk about Mackenzie Scott’s recent $12M investment described in this Forbes article. We conclude with Abby’s perspectives on working with the rising generations and her outlook on what’s emerging on the horizon.


It’s an inspirational, mission-based conversation that you won’t want to miss.

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