UNITE 2030 connects emerging worldchangers with mentors and experts from the international development, business, and leadership sectors.
Each team will be assigned a mentor who will help them during the "Mentoring Walk Around" portions of the Hack.
Mentors will be announced soon. Follow us at @TheIDHouse on Twitter to follow up with our mentors.
If you're interested in becoming a mentor or knowledge partner:
Please contact us at email@example.com with the subject "UNITE MENTORING."
Kate Seselja - Australia
Kate Seselja is using the lived experience to create change. Her 12 year struggle with gambling addiction to Poker Machines (aka FOBT or slots) almost took her life. The passionate mum of 6 has turned her experience into a mission to educate, inspire and create change in the areas of advocacy in gambling reform and Founding The Hope Project to tackle proactive prevention of all struggles through programs focusing on emotional intelligence and resilience skill building. To change the destructive vernacular of addiction to focus on Growth Not Shame. Her program AWAKE is a tool for Sustainable Mental Health. The Hope Project partners with UNAA to promote SDG#3 Good health and well being, Kate is also a World Kindness Australia Goodwill Ambassador and TEDx Speaker.
Chrissy Pollithy - Germany
Chrissy Pollithy, a German native but at home around the world, is a youth and gender equality activist. As an expert consultant for the European Youth Forum, she develops toolkits and resources around diversity and inclusion for the platform's more than 100 member organizations which include national youth councils and international non-governmental youth organizations.
Since her teenage years, Chrissy has volunteered for Scouting, the world's largest educational youth movement, where she currently serves as an International Commissioner for Germany and as the global lead for communications and strategic partnerships, e.g. with UN Women to promote gender equality among the 50 million members of the organization.
By profession, Chrissy is a communications project manager and change & transformation consultant for Europe's leading content marketing agency "C3 Creative Code and Content" in Berlin. Her educational background spans a bachelor's degree in media and communication management from Macromedia University (Munich/Germany) and a master’s degree in innovation management and entrepreneurship from Technical University of Berlin (Berlin/Germany), with stints in California, New York and Sweden.
Chrissy is passionate about intersectional feminism and focuses in particular on ensuring women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life (SDG 5.5).