[Update: 02-12-2019] GDPR (looking after our Members’ data) and social impact awards

GDPR – looking after League Members’ data

You’ve most likely heard of GDPR – but you may be less sure of exactly what it means.  General Data Protection Regulation – to give it its full name – is now enshrined in EU law and is based around the central premise that there will be more transparency around how individuals’ data is used and stored – with built-in opportunities for people to easily withdraw their permission (and that this will then be acted upon!).

At the Frontrunners League we have several Members who are EU-based to whom this legislation applies.  However, we’ve also decided to adopt GDPR compliance as best practice across The League – we’re all about being ethical, so this is a logical step for us to take.

Over the past couple of weeks, Annie has been getting in touch with all League Members (if she’s not been in touch already, then expect to hear from her shortly) to ask you to give your permission for us to keep and store your data.  You’ll be sent a link to a short form.  This form outlines what information we’ll keep on our records, how we’ll use this information and an explanation regarding why.  Having reviewed this, you’ll then be prompted to complete the form with your name, email and ‘yes/no’ for giving your permission.  It’s very quick, but provides us with a date/time stamped record that you have agreed to this.  Of course, should you change your mind about your permission at a later date, please contact me or Annie.

You can also complete the form by following the link here.


The Frontrunners League teams up with AmVets

If The Introducer #10 – Veteran Advocates & Entrepreneurs laid the foundations of how social impact leaders can offer practical support to veterans, then Antwain Thomas, himself a veteran, and Frontrunner League Advisory Board Member, has taken this up to the next level.  Antwain is heavily involved in AmVets.  He’s currently very happy as two of his passions have now come together with The Frontrunners League supporting and partnering with AmVets for projects that bring help to veterans.

AmVets is a veteran organization open to anyone who is currently serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces including the National Guard and Reserves.For more about AmVets, take a look at their LinkedIn page.


Here at the Frontrunners League, we’re predicting that we’ll soon be running our own Social Impact Awards judging by all the accolades that League Members are being awarded right now – move over Baftas!


Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD)

Patricia Monthe (The Introducer #7 – Global Health) is delighted to share that she’s been nominated to be on the 2019 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), under 40, global 100 list.   This is part of the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent (2015 – 2024).


Wearing a Triple Crown…

Elizabeth Roth Benson (The Introducer – Special Edition – Disaster Relief & Readiness)’s business, ReaLifeSim, has been triple crowned.  ReaLifeSim is going from strength to strength punctuated by well-deserved rewards recognizing the work they’ve done to increase realism in clinical simulation, thus to providing safe opportunities that more closely replicate those experienced in real life to improve patient safety.

  • Patient Safety Advocate 2018-2019 by Medical Training Magazine
  • Top 10 Healthcare Simulation Solution Providers of 2018 by HealthcareTech Magazine
  • Mixed Reality Teaching Tools in Showcase IMSH 2019


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.