April 24, 2017
Erin Ganju, CEO and co-founder of Room to Read, has been recognized as a Global Impact Featured Member for 2017 by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). This significant honor recognizes members who leave a lasting beneficial influence on the organization as well as the world. The award celebrates members who are dedicated to leading YPO and to whom social responsibility is a vital aspect of business and daily living. A video produced by YPO summarizing the impactful career of Erin Ganju can be viewed here .
“Erin Ganju has been selected by YPO as a Global Impact Honoree in 2017 for the fantastic work she leads in developing literacy and gender equality in education, through Room to Read, “said Jill Belconis, co-founder of Global Impact for YPO. “This award goes to YPO leaders who are doing incredible work to improve their communities and societies and who are striving to create global change aimed at making the world a better place.”
Erin Ganju is a member of the YPO San Francisco Bay chapter and has been previously honored with the Social Engagement Network of the Young Presidents’ Organization‘s Philanthropy Award in Corporate Philanthropy. She was also selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year (2014), is a recipient of the Women’s Bond Club Isabel Benham Award, has been named one of Fast Company’s Extraordinary Women (2012), and is a contributor to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Insider Network.
YPO is the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world with more than 24,000 members in more than 130 countries, all dedicated to becoming “Better Leaders through Lifelong Learning and Idea Exchange™.” YPO member-run companies employ more than 15 million people and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues.
“Recognition by the YPO community is a real honor for Room to Read,” says Ganju. “We pride ourselves on being an organization that provides high quality educational programs while being entrepreneurial and taking calculated risks. We always seek to combine global expertise with local talent and passion, and make long-term social investments in the communities where we work and this honor is testament to that commitment.”