Just what is
the Global Shapers?

We're part of something much bigger.

The Global Shapers Community

is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities.


Shapers are highly motivated individuals

who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events.


 Shapers are united by a common desire

to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world. The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

Our Values

as a shaper, I use passion to channel my energy into positive action.

as a shaper, I have integrity through the unity of my actions and values.

as a shaper, I demonstrate cooperation by proactively working with others to achieve a common goal.

as a shaper, I practice service by striving to understand the needs of my community and taking action to improve it.

as a shaper, I am committed to consistently honouring my obligations and selflessly supporting 
 the agreed agenda and goals of my community.

as a shaper, acknowledge and celebrate diversity by ensuring I respect and contribute to a sense of belonging in our community and in all that we do.