The world is facing a leadership crisis. The World Economic Forum ranks it among the top challenges facing the global community. And we're up against unprecedented challenges. To tackle them, we need innovative leaders, across sectors, from all walks of life, and all over the world.
At the same time, leaders are underperforming. The same old leaders can't keep doing the same old things. Women, people of of color, folks that identify as LGBT, and folks from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are still dramatically underrepresented in leadership. We need to close those gaps, and embrace their leadership.
And traditional approaches to leadership won't get the job done. The internet has changed the way we connect, who we look to for guidance, who we trust, how we build communities, and opened up new opportunities for creating change. We need to take advantage of new data and strategies that make leaders successful and equip folks with that knowledge to lead their communities, their organizations, and the world.
We need more leaders. And better ones. And NationBuilder is committed to making it happen.
We're building communities of leaders IRL, in cities all over the world. Each is led by local leaders that want to build community with other leaders in their city, across diverse backgrounds and diverse sectors, learn from each other, and get equipped in the skills they need to lead in this era. With the guidance of local leaders, NationBuilder Cities exists to tackle the barriers to everyone truly being able to lead, supporting local leaders with resources, experiences, training, and products for leaders, as they need them. And we seek partnerships with other organizations doing incredible things to offer an ecosystem of opportunities and knowledge for the leaders that engage with NationBuilder Cities.
NationBuilder Chicago is just getting started. Leaders locally have already asked for user meet-ups to share best practices and learn more about digital organizing with NationBuilder. But they've also asked us for research on what works and training on the skills that make leaders effective, irregardless of your sector or the tools that you use to lead. We're happy to provide it, can't wait to see you in real life, and look forward to seeing what you're going to create!
**If you're interested in helping to lead NationBuilder Chicago, email Iko Bako at firstname.lastname@example.org