United Nations (Women) & Google – Genius Panel

March 11th, 2016

Nisaa Jetha hosted a 92 Y’s 7 DAYS OF GENIUS in London to explore how ‘innovative genius’ can further the global development agenda.  It was part of a global movement that is celebrating innovative ideas that focus on youth engagement to improve communities through design and entrepreneurship. A Genius Panel convened March 11th 2016 on Campus “Google Campus” that engaged thought leaders across industry sector that sit at the top of their fields to discuss how disruptive innovation is necessary for the next stage of growth– from development, tech, to entrepreneurship. The hashtag for the global movement was #THATSGENIUS

From New York to Nairobi around the world and through online content — 92Y’s “7 Days of Genius” ignites a global conversation to explore the power of ‘genius’ to further disruptive innovation. In a tribute to the unsung innovators that have changed our history. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT 7 DAYS OF GENIUS. 

The event engaged some of the leading thought leaders in the space.

Lawrence Bloom, Ranked as World’s 24th most Compassionate Global Leader

Lawrence Bloom was recently voted by SALT, a leading sustainability magazine, as the 24th most Compassionate Global Leader. This followed on an award from‎ the Humanitarian Innovation Forum at the UN for Conscious Leadership. He sat on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group from where he managed their worldwide real estate holdings. Whilst there he created an environmental manual for hotels, which is now operational in 5.5 million hotel rooms. He was the first Chair of the Global Agenda Council for Urban Management for the World Economic Forum at Davos. He currently is Secretary General of Be Earth Foundation a UN Inter Governmental Organisation and a Partner in Dakia Capital, both organisation are created with the objective of enabling developing countries to achieve their Sustainable Development Goals.

Nathaniel Peat, Co-Founder & CEO of GenNex

Nathaniel Peat is a social entrepreneur who founded The Safety Box, and GenNEx Energies. In 2010 Peat represented Great Britain as a youth delegate for the G20 Toronto Young Entrepreneurs Summit. He is a regular commentator for Television and Radio around youth and education. He is the first double award winner for the Enterprising Young Brits Awards and has been featured on the UK based BBC Three reality TV show “The Last Millionaire” where he was the winner of the third episode in Cairo. In January 2011 Peat was listed into the under 40’s section of The Powerlist 2011.

Lu Li, Founder at Blooming Founders, UK Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Lu Li is the Founder of Blooming Founders, a platform that supports female founders with the overall ambit of furthering female representation in the start-up sector. Lu has worked with over 2000 enterprising women and has created one of the largest UK social business networks for women in the startup ecosystem. She is also the UK Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. She has worked with industry leaders such McKinsey and Procter & Gamble.

Madeline R. Young, Compliance and Corporate Integrity at Ernst & Young

Madeline R. Young is the Manager in Compliance and Corporate Integrity in the Fraud Investigation and Disputes Services at Ernst & Young. With a professional background in International Relations and Extractive Industries in Africa, she focuses on natural resource conflict resolution, improving governance, and anti-corruption initiatives that have the power to enable women to better participate in sustainable social, political and economic development globally.


It was hosted in conjunction with UN Women which is the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Google. Campus “Campus” is a global network of spaces where big ideas are shaping the future, it is operated by Google for Entrepreneurs and committed to creating a thriving startup community.