Inspiration Through Leadership

As accomplished, visionary, and philanthropic alumni, YGL members
demonstrate willingness to serve the Northeastern community,
as well as the world around them.


“We strive to be a catalyst in furthering Northeastern’s global footprint, while also expanding our own knowledge and experiences through YGL activities.”

Mohammad Al Wazzan, Northeastern University Young Global Leaders

Featured Event

Northeastern’s annual Global Leadership Summit convenes its community in international cities to explore themes affecting the university, higher education, and the world.  The summit brings together our global community to be inspired by dynamic high-profile speakers.

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YGL Stories

With Comic Books and Music Festivals, a Social Entrepreneur Promotes Nigeria

To understand Oriteme Banigo’s philosophy toward work and life, it helps to contextualize where he came from. He had a light-bulb moment in Dennis Shaughnessy’s class on social entrepreneurship at Northeastern 12 years ago, and things haven’t been the same since. 

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How a Disrupter Transformed Thailand's Used Car Industry Almost Overnight

Imagine that within six months of starting your first job out of college, you’re the big guy. The head honcho. The one in charge of running the show. And not just any show, but a multimillion-dollar business.   

That’s what happened to Manit Ghogar.

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He wants to create "The Next Nike" in Hong Kong

When Jason Yau returned to his hometown of Hong Kong in 2017, he was frustrated. After spending 10 years studying in the United Kingdom and the United States, he noticed how brand-conscious young people in the city had become. There was a perception that local brands were cheap and of low quality. 

So he set out to change that. 

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They Couldn't Find Anything to Wear in New Dehli. So They Launched a Fashion Line

Aashray Thatai and Ashish Gurnani were frustrated. They were each working full time in professional settings near New Delhi, and couldn’t find clothes that were stylish, affordable, and appropriate both for work and dinner afterward. So, they created their own.

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