Working together, for Youth and Women

A welcome from our Founder

100 Social Impact Leaders

Our 10th Anniversary Publication

March 2021: 3rd Athena40 Global Conversation

3rd Global Conversation on March 2021

Athena40 Forum 2020 in London

Athena40 Forum 2020

GTF Awards for Excellence

London - UK

Together we can achieve so much more.


A brighter global future together

Inspirational. Timely. Thought-provoking. Edgy.

Global Thinkers Forum goes beyond traditional initiatives to create holistic experiences and opportunities to explore current topics, educate, network and nurture collaboration opportunities.

With every GTF initiative we come closer to achieving accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development.

Join us in our mission to create positive change towards a brighter global future together!

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Our Founding Patron HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah

As a passionate and internationally acclaimed advocate for young people, education, communities and peace, Her Majesty is the perfect voice of support

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“We need to work with organisations such as yourselves. GTF plays a powerful role and you are to be congratulated for the work that you have done”

Tobias Ellwood MP UK Minister for Middle East and Africa

"Talents will flourish in a truly collective research culture where many contributions and innovations feed into each other”

Zaha Hadid CEO, Zaha Hadid Architects (1950-2016)

"I was impressed by the support you offer to the young women of the MENA countries. Very few organisations are giving them something tangible, you do”

Sonja Lokar Executive Director, CEE Network for Gender Issues

"On behalf of the UNAOC,
I recognize the great, international impact GTF has. I applaud your organization’s efforts and I fully support your work"

HE Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser High Representative, The UN Alliance of Civilizations

"There is no point in developing tools for citizenship, if we do not recognise all members of our community as citizens with equal rights to be heard"

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan President, The Royal Scientific Society

“Patience Is an Important Leadership Skill”

Interview with Catherine Bolzendahl, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California

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The Power of Kindness

An article by Gay Haskins, Co-author of Kindness in Leadership (Routledge, 2018)

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