Soliya team members Ayca Ariyoruk, Senior Manager of Global Partnerships and Communication, and Erkinaz Shuminov, Development Officer, attended the inaugural International Virtual Exchange Conference hosted at the University of Washington in Tacoma. Soliya joined UNICollaboration, Sharing Perspectives Foundation, and Hogeschool Utrecht for a panel about the aims, activities, and impact of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, as well as separately presented about the thinking and design behind the Exchange Portal, Soliya’s custom-built platform for virtual exchange.
Soliya CEO Waidehi Gokhale was interviewed in Forbes! Read the article here.
Soliya CEO Waidehi Gokhale joined Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative; Chris Plutte, Managing Director of the Bezos Family Foundation; and Wendy Kopp, co-founder and CEO of Teach for All, for a panel on virtual exchange at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Titled "Virtual Exchange: Building Empathy and Human Connection Through Digital Story Telling," the panel explored how facilitated, cross-cultural discussions inspire in young adults the curiosity and willingness to better understand both the self and the other.
Soliya is honored to be a Global Pluralism Award finalist and humbled to be among the nine other finalists working to build a more pluralistic society! The award is administered by the Global Centre for Pluralism and recognizes achievements in promoting inclusion. The full announcement, including descriptions of each finalist, can be read here.