Sally Blount of the Kellogg School of Management Discusses the Role Education Will Play at the World Economic Forum

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Sally Blount of the Kellogg School of Management Discusses the Role Education Will Play at the World Economic Forum

Mon, 2012-04-16

 

Sally Blount of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University will co-chair the World Economic Forum on Latin America April 16-18, 2012 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Blount recognizes that convening to talk about Latin America, which has a population close to 6 hundred million people, is critically important for the future of the world and the region. 

As dean of one of the world’s leading business schools, Blount has devoted her life to education. “We have to talk about education, we have to talk about interconnections, workforce preparedness, and we have to talk about increasing the vibrance and dynamism of the younger parts of our population” Blount said. Understanding how to bolster, equip and inspire their youth is key to the region’s success. Mexico is a great example of this need, considering that 50 percent of their population is under 27 years of age. 

The Kellogg School of Management has long recognized the region’s potential and several years ago opened a campus in Miami to begging addressing their needs in terms of business education. Now they are moving into Sao Paulo to deepen their ties in Latin America. At the forum, Blount looks forward to meeting with Latin American leaders to discuss how her school can help in their mission of economic growth and vitality by better equipping the workforce of tomorrow.