keynote speaker Hajar Yagkoubi

Hajar Yagkoubi

Hajar Yagkoubi, a former UN Youth Representative for the Netherlands, passionately champions sustainability and the voice of Generation Z. With roles from the UN to executive boards, Hajar provides unique insights, bridging the divide between young voices and the global business landscape.

Hajar Yagkoubi: Amplifying Youth Insights Globally

Hajar Yagkoubi is not just a voice for the youth; she’s a force of nature who bridges the gap between global leaders, the business realm, and the younger generation. Her roles have varied from representing young voices at the United Nations to advising on the societal impacts of COVID-19.

Role at the United Nations

Serving a two-year term as a UN Youth Representative for the Netherlands, Hajar took on the responsibility of gathering and presenting feedback from youth on pivotal topics such as human rights, security, and the climate crisis. This wasn’t limited to the UN. She engaged in meaningful conversations with a slew of global leaders.

Advocacy in the Business World

The business landscape’s future lies in the hands of the youth, and Hajar recognizes this. With the co-founding of Network 2100, she champions the inclusion of young voices in corporate boardrooms. Her message? Companies need to resonate with Generation Z’s values, especially when it comes to sustainability.

Together with her colleague Jahkini Bisselink (also a former UN Youth Representative) they have created a joint keynote “Gen Z: How We Choose, Why We Choose and Why Should You Care ” where they guide you through the fascinating life compass of Gen Z.

Further bolstering her advocacy, Hajar is actively involved in academic pursuits. Currently, she’s immersed in her International Business studies at Tilburg University. This academic backdrop empowers her with a deep understanding of the necessary shifts businesses must make, particularly concerning ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria.

Beyond Business: A Societal Impact

Hajar’s influence isn’t confined to the business sphere. Recognizing the significant societal challenges posed by COVID-19, she’s part of a select team that directly advises the cabinet on the pandemic’s societal repercussions.

Book Hajar for Insightful Engagement

With her multifaceted roles, Hajar is genuinely shaping a sustainable future by ensuring the next generation’s voices are not just heard but acted upon. If you’re keen to understand how Generation Z views the world and how businesses can adapt to these perspectives, consider Hajar Yagkoubi for your next event. For inquiries and booking details, visit our contact page.

What people say about Hajar Yagkoubi

“Hajar had the most difficult task one can request of a speaker; to develop a 2 minute inspirational speech, addressing our wholesale banking clients, on the topic of climate change action. Not only did she bring a truly inspiring story, she delivered it flawlessly and we were impressed with her outstanding presenting skills. She was very highly rated by everyone that had watched the webinar. I can highly recommend Hajar as a speaker!”

“We worked with Hajar for the ITC’s Youth Ecopreneur Awards Pitch and Ceremony. She brought a lot of energy to a 2-hour virtual event, was very engaging in her moderation, and smoothly managed different tasks at the same time.”

“It is always a pleasure and honor to work together with Hajar. She impressively combines her knowledge of meaningful youth participation with her experienced moderating skills. We have worked more often with Hajar, but one of the highlights definitely is when she was moderating the Youth at Heart virtual forum. Hajar charismatically handled the main stage in which world leaders, CEOs and young people came together. Hajar is one of our to go to moderators!”

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  • Gen Z
  • Sustainability
  • ESG
  • Climate Action and Human Rights
  • Youth Participation