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Our goal is a job for every mentored graduate.


The Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI) is a non-profit organization created to help youth around the world realize their full potential as they prepare for a lifelong career. Our mentoring programs help build young professional’s confidence and abilities by providing them with international mentors who provide guidance and support as they prepare to enter the professional world. GMI specifically matches students in high unemployment geographies with business professionals who work in their field of study to provide guidance, business skills, and job opportunities when they graduate.

About GMI


Jon Browning- Board Chair

Jon Browning

Board Chair

Jon is a former Microsoft director who now leads operations at GMI. He is also the CEO of Strategic Sourcing Advisors. Jon co-created the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition in 2016 in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and BSR to encourage the hiring of youth in underserved communities and promote job creation. GISC members represent over one million workers globally. Jon is chair of the IAOP chapter for Social Responsibility in Outsourcing.

Jocelyn Azada – Board Secretary

Jocelyn Azada

Board Secretary

Jocelyn is the Supplier Diversity and Supply Chain Sustainability Director at Nielsen. She was a member of the advisory group that created the ISO Standard for Sustainable Procurement, ISO 20400, and is a founding member of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition, which is focuses on creating economically inclusive supply chains. Her CSR journey began at Wespath, a socially responsible fund with $14 billion of assets under management and in this capacity she has worked with many Fortune 100 companies on environmental, social, and governance issues. Jocelyn is part of a large family of Filipino immigrants and an active member of the Filipino American community. She has authored many publications and case studies on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Jan Clausen -- Board Member

Jan Clausen

Board Member

Jan is a technologist at Symetra who created the non-profit organization Digital Humanity to help companies provide a safe online customer experience. As a former Microsoft leader for online child safety, she has partnered with many organizations to drive online safety standards and address the child exploitation on the internet.


Rene Yoakum

VP, Human Resources
Chief Customer Officer

Subhojit Roye

VP, Head of Alliances
Tech Mahindra

Taddy Blecher

CEO, Maharishi Institute South Africa

Co-Founder, Branson School of Entrepreneurship

Debi Hamill

Publisher, Pulse Magazine

Scott Sommers

Sr. Director

Wendy Shlensky

VP, Global Head PR & Analyst Relations

Kurt Friedmann

Mentored Pathways



The mission of the Global Mentorship Initiative is to create opportunities for college students around the world in areas of high unemployment to realize their full potential as they prepare for a lifelong career.

We do this by providing them with international mentors who are experienced professionals that can provide guidance, friendship, and support as they prepare to enter the professional world.

Teacher in classroom with engaged students
Mentorship Conferences