[Update: 01-17-2019] New Directory for League Members and Health/Fintech news

Planned New Directory for The League

The League is growing fast and we feel it’s vital that you can easily and efficiently contact other League members, as well as see one another’s current networking interests.  To this end, we’re developing a Members’ Directory.  Once this is live, it will replace the existing profiles which some of you have created on The League’s portal.

We already have most of your LinkedIn profiles and website details.  Our main ask from you will be 3 bullet points on your current networking interests (we know that these do change over time, hence the need to refresh these).  Here’s an excellent resource on nailing your networking interests that Mary’s created.

Please email Annie (annie@frontrunnersleague.com) with your3 networking bullet points.

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Memoralizing the Impossible: WW11 Vet Richard Overton

The United States’ oldest war veteran, Richard Overton, sadly passed early January.  The Frontrunners League was honored to have featured him in #10 The Introducer – Veteran Advocates & Entrepreneurs.  Even Google Maps has memorialized him; take a look at this article to see how.






Phil and Yin’s top tip for curating content

We were so impressed with JJ Associates International’s (The League’s official social media partners) tool for helping curate relevant sector content, that we wanted to share it with our members.  Phil and Yin Johnson (#2 The Introducer) have created a dynamic online newspaper which displays all the content that they’ve shared in an eye-catching way.  Take a look at their example here to discover what we mean.  Is this something that would work for your business?  If so, reach out to Annie for connection.


Telehealth and Medicine Today Peer Review Journal – call for manuscripts

If your social impact focus is health tech, then this opportunity is ideal for you.  New League Member, Tory Cenaj, (featured in the latest issue of #11 The Introducer – Women Leaders in Blockchain) and Founder and Publisher of Telehealth and Medicine Today, is inviting League Members and their contacts to submit manuscripts to Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) peer review journal.  The journal is dedicated to virtual care, telecare, telemedicine, and converging innovative technologies in healthcare.

TMT is a leading open-access international peer-review journal for strategic thought leaders, new-era practitioners, and future society stakeholders engaged in global innovations fostering ecosystem efficiencies in virtual care, telecare, and telehealth utilizing evidence-based outcomes. The journal is published on a continuous basis in order to accelerate sharing of rigorously vetted theoretical and experiential knowledge required for an exciting growth sector.

For more detail about manuscript submission, please check out this link.


FinTech4Good is Recruiting a New Member of the Board of Advisors and General Partners

Xiaochen Zhang (#2 The Introducer – Finance & Operations), President of FinTech4Good, is currently recruiting a new member of the Board of Advisors and General Partners to join this company.  We strongly suspect that some of our League Members would be a good fit for this role or know others within their networks who would love to hear about it.  If anyone springs to mind, please share this link or ask them to email info@fintech4good.co for further details.

We’d also like to extend a personal thank you here to Xiaochen Zhang for doing such a splendid job as guest editor of our latest issue of The Introducer – #11 Women Leaders in Blockchain.


Be the Change Awards – new awards for 2019

Be the Change Awards is an exciting new awards initiative recognizing some of the great brands and game makers in the social impact space.  With the strapline, ‘Be the Change, Tell the Story’, this is exactly what these awards intend to do:

“Around the world independent, ethical & sustainable brands are having a positive impact on communities, people and the planet. We want to recognize, celebrate and raise the profile of those brands who are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a positive impact in inspiring and world-changing ways.  The first ever Be The Change Awards in 2019 will bring together ethical & sustainable brands across 9 sectors from fashion to business services, who have a powerful impact story to tell.”

Submission is free and is open to brands from around the globe.  The deadline for entries is January 31 2019.

We’re also particularly proud that Annie Moon, The League’s Communications Director, with her other hat on as Social Impact Co-pilot (www.BeTheDifferenceVA.com) has been selected as one of the Judges for the Change Maker category.

For more information on the awards, take a look here.


The first European public-private award for sustainable mobility start-ups

Patricia Monthe, (#7 The Introducer – Global Health) is delighted to share with the League that her company, MedX, are associated with the first European public-private award for sustainable mobility start-ups.

The European Start-up Prize is a leading public-private initiative co-founded by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee Chairwoman, Karima Delli, Boston Consulting Group and Via ID.  It’s supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission, as well as influential partners such as ADP, GRDF, Europcar Mobility Group, and RATP, the competition invites mobility startups from around Europe to participate. These partners all bring together their networks, financial knowledge and key areas of influence as they work to recognize future mobility champions over the course of the competition.

  • Applications are open until January 21 2019.  Apply here.


New radio show

Ken Goodwin (#3 The Introducer) and President at Jeanesis has taken over the air waves with the recent launch of his weekly radio show.  It’s broadcasting every Saturday at 8am on WSOU.NET, 89.5FM.

Jeanensis also had its Year of Impacts review for 2018.  You can review the short video here.

Ken says of Jeanesis’ achievements: ‘We were trailblazers within blockchain community for both Women and Urban Leadership, 3rd Wave AI to FinTech and finally to cross border trade.  We are the silent hand that pushes many doors open and move onward to next.’


Keep on sending us your updates and networking interests.  You can contact Mary (mary@marykurek.com) and Annie (annie@frontrunnersleague.com).  Also, feel free to share any comments on the blog in the space below.