In a world marked by uncertainty, English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM) and the School of Leadership (SoL) have once again joined forces to nurture the future leaders of Pakistan. This year, at the 22nd Young Leaders Conference (YLC), EBM and SoL celebrated their enduring partnership by launching an inspirational initiative: 100 “Leaders of Change” Stories. These stories are a testament to the transformative power of leadership, perseverance, and hard work, and they stand as a beacon of hope for Pakistan’s youth. In this article, we delve into the significance of this event, its impact on previous YLC alumni, and the vision behind it.
EBM and the School of Leadership (SoL) have shared a profound partnership that spans decades. This collaboration has consistently aimed at empowering the youth of Pakistan, nurturing them into leaders who can drive positive change in their communities and the nation as a whole. Through the YLC, this partnership has touched the lives of thousands, making it a remarkable endeavor.
The 22nd edition of the Young Leaders Conference marked a significant moment in this ongoing partnership. It witnessed the launch of an emotionally charged exhibit, showcasing the stories of 100 “Leaders of Change.” These stories weren’t just narratives; they were windows into the transformative journeys of YLC alumni. Each story served as a vivid testament to the power of leadership, persistence, and resilience. The impactful showreel allowed attendees to connect with the authentic anecdotes of individuals who had participated in previous YLCs and had gone on to make substantial impacts in their respective fields.
In the face of today’s challenges and uncertainties, EBM aimed to inspire and offer hope through these stories. They stand as a powerful reminder that transformation is possible, that leaders can emerge from the most challenging circumstances, and that the path to change begins with personal growth and hard work. These stories aren’t just tales of success; they are roadmaps for the youth of Pakistan, guiding them toward a brighter future.
The 22nd YLC was graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Kamran Rizvi, the Founder of the School of Leadership, and Shahzain Munir, Executive Director of EBM. These visionary leaders, along with YLC alumni and prominent figures from various industries, came together to celebrate the spirit of leadership and change.
During the inaugural session, Shahzain Munir, Executive Director of EBM, expressed the organization’s unwavering commitment to the values of social integration, inclusivity, personal growth, and education. He remarked, “Through 22 years of collaboration with the School of Leadership, we have witnessed the remarkable impact of the YLC on the lives of over 6,500 individuals across Pakistan. Our commitment to social integration, inclusivity, personal growth, and education remains unwavering. In current times, Pakistan needs leaders at all levels. The launch of these 100 stories of our Leaders of Change – who are actively creating ripples with their impact in communities and cities – will inspire our youth to take ownership of their lives and leadership journeys.”
In a world where leadership is needed more than ever, EBM and SoL’s Young Leaders Conference stands as a shining example of what dedicated partnership and unwavering commitment can achieve. The launch of 100 “Leaders of Change” stories serves as a testament to the enduring power of leadership, resilience, and hard work. These narratives will continue to inspire and guide the youth of Pakistan, encouraging them to step up, take ownership of their lives, and embark on their own transformative leadership journeys. As Pakistan navigates its future, these stories will undoubtedly serve as a guiding light, illuminating the path towards positive change and progress.