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KeyNote: Sophia Bekele rallied YALS New York saying “P.U.S.H to Change Africa”

Business, Governance
Summary: The 2014 Young African Leadership Symposium (YALS) was held at the he City University of New York John Jay College located at 899 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019 , themed "Standing on The Shoulders of Giants: Our History. Our Legacy. Our Destiny."​  The symposium saw a number panels addressing topics ranging from lessons to be learned from figures such as Patrice Lumumba to the role of women and youth in Africa's development and how entrepreneurs are reshaping local economies and the global engagement with Africa. While giving her key note address at the symposium, Ms. Sophia Bekele the CEO, CBS International USA, Executive Director DCA Trust, and Founder, Yes2dotAfrica Campaign, said that "The operative word for what would move Africa is CHANGE.  So we all need to PUSH the envelop -