Lella Violet Halloum

Youth Representative

Digital Changemaker, FRSA, MBCS


Lella Violet is a Digital Changemaker and Power of Youth Champion. She connects thousands of learners globally to industry leaders and policymakers, galvanizing underrepresented communities, including early professional, women and youth inclusion through learner-led, cross-sector collaborations in the STEAM industry.

Leading global student outreach at IBM, Lella uses technology as a catalyst to boost employability readiness and drive the UN Sustainable Development Goals & ensure young people are at the fore of the ongoing digital transformation.

Lella is a frequent global United Nations & IBM speaker, thought leader, and advocate for lifelong learners. She strives to diversify the industry by creating unique opportunities for young people, particularly underserved & underrepresented groups and those with non-traditional academic backgrounds, highlighting young people’s important role in industry and wider society. She does so across sectors, notably, withindustry leaders, global government, UN entities and grassroots digital inclusion charities.

Her efforts towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals—Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work & Economic Growth & Reduced Inequalities—have been recognised as a US State Department IVLP alumn and as a recipient of the Princess Diana Award, Harvard Society Prize, a finalist in the Women of the Future Young Star category & Northern Power Women ‘One to Watch’ and Future Lister.

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