We're inspired by the possibility to live in a world of compassion, economic opportunity, & universal freedom.
The Designers of Tomorrow Fellowship represents a radically different approach to accelerating impact by placing focus on equipping leaders with the tools, mindsets, and practical experience needed to solve complex challenges and build a better tomorrow.
Before we think about problems, we start with people.
Today, there are many interconnected and deep-rooted systemic barriers facing those in underserved communities. But by listening to voices unheard, identifying latent potential, and bolstering our collective aptitude to innovate, we can address these challenges and design the way to a better world.
We believe that to tackle complex challenges and build a better tomorrow, we need to go beyond traditional approaches, combining creative problem solving with a change in consciousness at a personal level.
Our world's most pressing problems are complicated, interdisciplinary, and ever-shifting -- we think the way we prep social impact leaders needs to be just as integrated, dynamic, and creative.
We're on a mission to become design-centered humans.
With design thinking concepts as a foundation, we're adding substantive focus on connecting the theories of behavioral economics, business, and technology into a learning model rooted in practical experience, real world experimentation, and personal transformation.
At the core of the Designers of Tomorrow fellowship is a one-year learning and work experience designed to prepare fellows to become agile and visionary leaders. A six-week orientation experience, three 15-week design challenges, and an integrated learning program support fellows to shift their mindsets and ready themselves to drive change.
Founding team / Inaugural Year Fellows
We believe that to make change happen, we've got to start with ourselves.
Inspired by the opportunity to learn on our own terms and accelerate change using design, we're taking a stab at building an experience-based fellowship model to create a pipeline of leaders who think the same.
Over the next year, we'll work together to build and prototype the DOT Fellowship model in partnership with an expanded team of Fellows, network of designers, and social impact organizations in India.
A dreamer and a doer, Christopher is fascinated by business models that attack poverty through the lens of business. He has led inclusive innovation initiatives at TechnoServe in Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique, and Uganda and has blended design thinking into his strategy work as a management consultant at New Sector in Boston and Booz Allen Hamilton in New York City.
Anmol is driven by the question “what would the world look like if more people could live free of the barriers that prevent them from realizing their potential?”. She comes from a background of engineering and strategy consulting, working at the intersection of the two – most recently in her work at Goonj in New Delhi, and previously working to make financial services more barrier-free at a top bank in Toronto.
Interested in learning more or exploring ideas together?