Lotte Davis, YPO 2019 Global Impact Honoree

Each year, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world (YPO) names Global Impact Honorees who are using their skills to make extraordinary, beneficial impacts in their communities around the world.


Global Impact was launched in 2012 by former YPO chairmen who wanted the world to hear what their extraordinary members were doing. They created a Global Impact Steering Team (GIST) comprising international leaders of YPO and established measurable criteria for selection.


“Even to be considered for Global Impact is an honor,” says Alain Chetrit, Co-Founder and GIST Chair. “To be chosen means your efforts are truly extraordinary. Each of these honorees inspire us to be better leaders and better world citizens.”


We are very excited to announce that our very own Lotte  Davis, Founder and CEO of One Girl Can is among this year’s honorees!


Through One Girl Can, Lotte is channeling a force that has driven her since her childhood in South Africa: gender imbalance and racism. She founded this passion project to empower girls through education to break the cycles of poverty and gender inequality.


One Girl Can has built or fully renovated 102 buildings in its nine schools in Kenya and Uganda and mentored more than 20,000 students. It has provided high school scholarships for 442 girls plus 212 for university, for a total of 654 students in five years. In addition, One Girl Can provides a two-day conference in Nairobi each year to prepare university students for the job market.


In 2019, four inspirational YPO members are being honoured. This brings the total number of YPO Global Impact Honorees to 30. YPO honorees remain in the honoree circle as long as they are members of YPO, sharing their stories in hopes of inspiring others to also make the world a better place.