LEADER SPOTLIGHT: Snigdha Roy
Age / Grade / School
16 / 11th grade / Mount Sinai High School (New York)
Tell us about your organization, its mission, and your role.
I am the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Greening Forward, which establishes, engages, and empowers a diverse global green movement of people for the protection of the environment powered by young people. It is our goal to develop as many leaders as possible from a wide range of backgrounds. Our system is specifically designed to help those people who see room for change but don’t know how they can go about actually making a difference. With our resources and years of experience, we know exactly how to nurture an idea for change from conception all the way to completion, and we do so for as many young people as we can.
What are some of the biggest challenges your organization faces in its operations, and how did you overcome them?
One of our biggest challenges is engagement. I'm attempting to fix this by creating events for our community to take part in, and enlarging our group for students across the globe.
Is there anything you would have done differently when starting up or running your organization?
What does leadership mean to you? Describe how you lead.
Leadership means creating a company culture where everyone loves the place so much so that they have a stable foundation for the love of the work they have and cultivate a caring environment for future teams and communities. I lead by creating a space for everyone to laugh, have fun, and unapologetically be themselves.
What would you say to girls or young women who are interested in making a difference or considering leadership?
Don't be afraid to get help from any mentors - whether it be other girls or guys. Just see everyone has human and that is the most helpful.
Who inspires you?
A future vision of what I want to be. Also, Patrick Collison.
Where can we learn more about Greening Forward?
More about you (bio):
Snigdha Roy is a student in New York that deeply cares about building to solve problems in the world. Snigdha enjoys building communities to foster deeper love and identity that concentrate within two realms: technology and climate. She is currently the CEO of Greening Forward and has initiated many problems within her local and global community to gather young people to build for a progressive future.