"Education to Employment:" President's Leadership Series featuring Dr. Mona Mourshed

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The University of Delaware is pleased to present the

President's Leadership Series

Dr. Mona Mourshed

Director of Global Education Practice,
McKinsey and Company

on the topic of

Education to Employment

Tuesday, November 5
4:00 p.m.

 Reception to follow.

Reservations are required;
seating is limited and is available on a
first-come, first-served basis.

 Please register by Tuesday, October 29, 2013. 


DR. MONA MOURSHED leads McKinsey and Company’s Global Education Practice. She has led projects in Asia, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the United States, supporting school systems and vocational and higher-education institutions to improve students’ skills, their chances of finding jobs, and their day-to-day lives.

Dr. Mourshed has co-authored three groundbreaking reports: “Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works” (2012), “How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better” (2010), and "How


the World’s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top” (2007). All have been widely cited in the media and by educators, leading to invitations to speak at high-profile events in more than 40 countries around the world.

An expert on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Dr. Mourshed helped establish McKinsey’s Dubai office in 2000 and was the first woman elected partner in the region. She was also the lead author of “Education for Employment: Realizing Arab Youth Potential” (2011), a report commissioned by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Islamic Development Bank. This report led the IFC to create a $2 billion fund for education-to-employment initiatives across the region.

Included on Fortune magazine’s 2011 “40 under 40” list, Dr. Mourshed has won numerous awards and recognition for her work. For the last two years she has been a juror for the WISE Prize for Education, a $500,000 award given to an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to education, and she sits on the steering council of the Center for Education Innovations, a nonprofit organization that tries to find ways for people living in low- and middle-income countries to realize their full potential. She lives in Washington, DC.

Dr. Mourshed has a B.A. in Development Studies from Stanford University, where she graduated with high honors. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Economic Development from MIT, where she received nationally competitive fellowships.



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