Karen is the only Filipina and one of only three delegates from the Philippines who were invited to the program, which is exclusively for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders of 2010.
Because of this, Karen said she may be absent for three weeks from the ABS-CBN late night newscast “Bandila” and the early morning news program “Headstart” on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel. Her course started on March 22.
This is not Karen’s first trip to Harvard. In 2009, she was one of the speakers at the annual conference of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations. Her talk on Gender Equality in Asia was one of the most attended that year.
The Young Global Leaders are selected yearly by a committee led by Jordan’s Queen Rania. Through this project, the World Economic Forum aims to recognize and further equip professionals under 40 years old, who have made significant achievements and contributions in their respective countries.