Call for leaders–applications being accepted!

If you are under the age of 30, live in the Charlotte area and are interested in this opportunity, you are invited to submit an application. To apply, please send the following three (3) items to by 12pm EST on Monday, May 14, 2018: a current resume (please include your phone number, email address and date of birth); a…read more →

Who Run the World: Carrie Cook

Originally posted on Creative Loafing and written by Hannah Levinson: It’s Women’s History Month! Creative Loafing loves to celebrate wonderful women all year round, but this month we’re spending a little extra time highlighting a few Charlotte fe-noms whose work uplifts other women and girls. We did hear a rumor they run the world … What comes to mind when…read more →

Principal’s Corner: Updates from Charlotte Shaper Katharine Bonasera

Originally posted here: March 2014 We have certainly dealt with quite the winter weather this year, but spring is just around the corner! We the arrival of spring we transition to a very important time of the school year. Students and teachers are working with an increased sense of urgency and focus to ensure all students are ready for end…read more →

Rising star on Charlotte’s entrepreneurial scene gets help from powerful adviser Hugh McColl

      Originally Posted to the Charlotte Observer: March 5, 2013 By Caroline McMillan Hugh McColl Jr. has an eye for potential. The former chairman and CEO of Bank of America saw it in Charlotte, and he helped grow the budding city into a financial powerhouse. Now, his eye for potential is trained on Ben Harrison, the 27-year-old co-founder…read more →

Global Shapers – Embracing diversity

      Originally Posted to Charlotte Viewpoint: March 4, 2013 By Charles (Chip) Johnson Jr. When I was selected to Chair the inaugural Charlotte Hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, I was honored.  But that honeymoon period soon faded into a worrying sense of intimidation and wariness about the challenges to come. You see, my fellow…read more →

Charlotte Observer: Charlotte woman works to save African orphans

Originally posted to by Ely Portillo: Meghann Gunderman spends many mornings and nights Skyping with people a world away in Tanzania about the problems of orphans and abandoned children, challenges that seem inconceivable from the comfort of her south Charlotte office. When the orphans turn 5, Gunderman said, most are turned out of the institutions they’ve been raised in….read more →

Thank You for Supporting SHAPE Charlotte!

The Charlotte Global Shapers would like to thank you for joining us on November 14th for our SHAPE Charlotte business idea competition!  We truly appreciate all of the support from the Charlotte community, and we hope you enjoyed our participants’ hard work and fantastic presentations as much as we did.  We look forward to watching their success in the coming…read more →

Charlotte Global Shapers Kick Off SHAPE Charlotte Business Idea Competition

Charlotte Global Shapers, a local community established by the World Economic Forum, spur youth job development through business idea competition Charlotte, NC. (September 18, 2012) – SHAPE Charlotte, a business idea competition with the goal of inciting business creativity, networking, industry agnostic training and ultimately rewarding finalists with capital to help make their business idea a reality, will be kicking…read more →

Seven Young Charlotteans Join the World Economic Forum Community

Seven Young Charlotteans Join the World Economic Forum Community  Inaugural Group to Tackle Youth Unemployment during its First Year CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Apr. 17, 2012) – The World Economic Forum, an independent international organization famous for its annual summits in Davos, Switzerland, where heads of state and other leaders meet to address global issues, has announced the creation of an affiliated…read more →


The inaugural Global Shapers of Charlotte have been together since December 2011 and are working hard to make a real impact on the citizens of our fair city! Stay tuned and follow along!