Social Entprereneur
In 2000, Jennifer Corriero and Michael Furdyk co-founded TakingITGlobal (TIG), a non-profit organization that empowers young people to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a growing worldwide presence, the organization's flagship program is, the most popular online community for young people interested in connecting across cultures and making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month. The website involves over 400,000 members from over 200 countries and receives over 5 million unique visitors annually. TakingITGlobal has been honored with various awards including the Tech Museum Award in the Education Category, the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces for the past 6 consecutive years, the 2005 Canadian Awards for International Cooperation and the Global Youth Talent Award by the Government of Extremadura, Spain.
  • Overall responsibility for the successful management of organizational activities including strategic planning, team leadership (30 staff between Toronto and New York office, 15 interns, 300+ volunteers), project management, partnership development, fundraising, board relations, advisor engagement etc.

  • Partners over the years include: Pearson Foundation, Staples Foundation, Cisco Systems, Best Buy Foundation, Adobe Youth Voices, Knight Foundation, Longview Foundation, Microsoft, Canadian International Development Agency, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, RBC Financial Group, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, Apple, Department of Canadian Heritage, Department of Foreign Affairs Canada, United Nations Millennium Campaign, UNA USA, UNESCO, UNDP, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Google, HP, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Industry Canada, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Laidlaw Foundation, Magna International, foundation, Service Canada, (program of RCMP Youth Strategy), PeaceChild International, Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP), International Youth Parliament, Youth Employment Summit Campaign, Correctional Services Canada, United World Colleges, United Nations Association in Canada, YMCA Adobe Systems and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

  • Responsible for the management of the organization's budget
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