Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Announces Third Class of Mayors to Go Back to School

Monday, July 15, 2019

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Announces Third Class of Mayors to Go Back to School

NEW YORK, NY: The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative today announced the third class of forty-one mayors from around the world who will participate in the yearlong education and professional development program designed exclusively for mayors and city leaders. The forty-one mayors joined Harvard faculty and renowned management experts in New York City this week for a 3-day, immersive classroom experience to kick-off the program.

The third class of mayors continues the program’s reflection of global trends toward more diverse city leadership:

  • Nearly half (18) of this year’s class are women with three serving as their city’s first female mayor
  • Thirty nine percent (16) of mayors in this year’s class are in their first year of office
  • Of the U.S. mayors, more than one third (12) are African American or Hispanic
  • Nearly half (20) of mayors in the class have experience in the private sector, with ninety percent (37) bringing some state, regional, or county government experience to the role.

The Initiative is a collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Business School that aims to provide an intensive learning experience for mayors and their senior leaders to equip them with the tools and expertise to effectively lead complex cities...

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