A MOST DIFFICULT ‘GLOBAL TO DO’ LIST CALLS FOR A NEW LEVEL OF ACTION
Letter from our Chairwoman & CEO
Dear Members, Partners and Friends,
The world is facing its most difficult ‘to do’ list in decades, perhaps in the history of time: stop violent extremism, resolve the worst global refugee crisis since WWII, foster peace around the world and, in the meantime, work to end poverty, disease, hunger and inequality.
Governments are working tirelessly, relentlessly, many with massive amounts of financial and human capital, but alone cannot – will not – solve these problems. Modern-day shortcomings of political administrations have significantly slowed their progress to provide justice, welfare and liberty for the people.
Now, more than ever, a new level of action is required to build a better world.
I and my co-founders of the League of Change Institute set forth a noble mission: to activate the power of the private sector – businesses and citizens around the globe – to speed up the achievement of advance peace, prosperity and equality for all.
League of Change is not another conference or summit. League of Change is not another think tank. League of Change doesn’t convene thought leaders to discuss what could or should be done. We are a social impact action tank with an uncompromising focus to band together people who thrive on doing things differently, people who defy the status quo, people with a fire in their belly to drive the kind of change that will right the wrongs.
If you, like me, are so done with the past, and believe in the power of the private sector to build a better future, join us. We look forward to working side-by-side with you, and to all that is possible.
Lynne Fair Homrich
League of Change Institute was founded in 2016. We’re proud of the people who’ve been involved and the action they’ve taken in our first two years. To learn more about our work and the donors and partners who make our impact possible see our 2016 – 2017 In Review Report. More info.
2016 Yearbook – Inaugural Year
The League of Change 2016 Yearbook provides a behind the scenes glimpse of our Founding Members in action. These changemakers, all who believe in the power of the private sector, lead and participate in our major Action Platforms – The Genie Project and She’s a 10. More info.
The League of Change held our second meeting in November 2016, hosted by Founder Amy Carney, President, Advertiser Sales, Strategy and Research for Sony Pictures Television. Founders and major donors enjoyed presentations by and dialogues with futurist Edie Weiner, President and CEO of The Future Hunters, Carol Cone, Founder of Carol Cone on Purpose, and several Ambassadors and officials from the U.N. More info.
Lynne Fair Homrich
Chairwoman & CEO
Lynne Homrich is Chairwoman & CEO of the League of Change Institute, a social impact action tank. A biochemist by degree, Lynne has experience as both a corporate executive (Abbott Labs, EY, Home Depot) and as an entrepreneur, having founded and sold multiple businesses.
Lynne, in partnership with her husband David and their children, provided a $500,000 charitable donation as seed capital to found and launch the League of Change Institute.
This video shares the early inspiration behind the founding of The League of Change. While we have evolved in our mission and work, we remain intensely focused on increasing the number of women who are actively engaged at the tables of global change.
Our Founding Story
In 2016 a group of highly successful, forward-thinking (often impatient) women decided to do something about the fact that men still outnumber women by nearly 5:1 at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, largely considered to be the most prestigious of all global gatherings focused on improving the state of the world.
Further frustrated by too many panels discussing the latest thinking, and not enough action, the women began to imagine a new kind of institution, and banded together to create the League of Change Institute.
While League of Change was founded by women and today is led predominantly by women, we are committed to engaging men and boys so that, together, we can build a better world for ALL.
THIS IS HOW OUR STORY BEGAN. HOW IT ENDS IS UP TO YOU.