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 TakingITGlobal.org, 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 has attracted over 50 million users from over 200 countries. TakingITGlobal has been honored with various awards including the 2017 Digital Transformation Award, Intercultural Innovation Award, Tech Museum Award in the Education Category, the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces, the 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 (40 staff across Canada), project management, partnership development, fundraising, board relations, advisor engagement etc.
- Partners over the years include: Canada World Youth, Employment and Social Development Canada, Samuel Family Foundation, Pearson Foundation, Staples Foundation, Cisco Systems, Best Buy Foundation, Adobe Youth Voices, Ocean Wise, Youth Challenge International, Knight Foundation, Longview Foundation, Microsoft, Canadian International Development Agency, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, Education Development Centre, RBC Financial Group, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, Apple, Canadian Heritage, 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, salesforce.com foundation, Service Canada, Deal.org (program of RCMP Youth Strategy), Peace Child 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