Jennifer Corriero

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Jennifer Corriero "is co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal (TIG), a non-profit organization with the aim of fostering cross-cultural dialogue, strengthening the capacity of youth as leaders and increasing awareness and involvement in global issues through the use of technology. TakingITGlobal has been recognized by the 2007 Tech Museum Awards as a winner in the Education category. TIG partners with five UN agencies, and is supported by several corporations and philanthropic foundations.

"In 2007, Jennifer received York University’s Bryden Alumni Award in the One to Watch category and was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners. Jennifer has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2005) and Global Leader for Tomorrow (2002).

"Jennifer has a BA (Liberal Studies) with a focus on 'Business, Communications, Technology and Culture' and a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University. Her area of concentration is 'Youth Engagement and Capacity-Building Across Cultures'.

"Jennifer is a Campaign Committee member for the Youth Employment Summit Campaign, and was a member of the Canadian government delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society. She has presented at events in over 25 countries including the World Urban Forum, International AIDS Conference, World Summit on Sustainable Development, the 5th Stockholm Challenge Global Forum in Sweden, Global Knowledge Partnership International Forum in Sri Lanka, UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris and the International Youth Forum in Egypt.

"In 2000, Jennifer spent six months in Redmond advising Microsoft on various aspects of the next generation of workers (often referred to as the "Net Generation"). Jennifer has also worked on various consulting projects for companies such as MDS, Xerox, VanCity Credit Union, Bootlegger, J. Walter Thompson, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, TD Bank, Royal Bank, Nike, D-Code, Swatch, McDonalds and HP.

"Jennifer has served on the youth board of YouthFluence, was an International Youth Ambassador for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, she coordinated the Ontario Science Centre's Online Youth Advisory Team (for the Innovation Project), and is a Youth Champion for Pollution Probe, an environmental non-profit organization. She also serves as an advisor to the Global Youth Action Network and Chat the Planet.

"In 1998, Jennifer was the project manager for a website funded by a Canadian philanthropist dedicated to promoting Canadian women's history. She attended the Shad Valley Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship summer program and was a student at the Ontario Science Centre Science School where she studied OAC Chemistry, Physics and Science & Society.

"Jennifer has served as a digital dignitary for 3Com's Planet Project, the largest Internet-based poll of the human race, and was featured in articles in Fast Company and TIME Magazine; was named as one of the "Shapers of Our Future" in the area of technology and education by Converge Magazine; was the 2001 Wired Woman Young Woman of the Year; has been recognized by the National Congress of Italian Canadians as a Youth Achievement Award winner; and was an award winner for McGill University's Management Achievement Award." [1]

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  1. Jennifer Corriero, TakingITGlobal, accessed April 18, 2008.
  2. Counsellors, One Young World, accessed January 8, 2011.
  3. Jurors, Buckminster Fuller Challenge, accessed December 8, 2011.