Our first-ever Fellowship Retreat, in partnership with IDEO, came to a close on Friday. All fifteen finalists left Windsor not only having further developed their plans to supercharge their solutions, but also with a deep personal connection to the rest of their cohort.
Five days of expert-led coaching and networking were combined with fireside reflections and breakout sessions that enabled our Finalists to inspire each other with their own journeys and conceive exciting plans to collaborate.
Here’s how the week unfolded!
The week began with introductory welcomes and personal growth coaching to channel our Finalists’ inner potential. There was even time for a spot of chocolate making in the evening!
Following some early morning yoga, our group attended sessions to build on the storytelling and media skills required to communicate their incredible visions.
From “outside the box” to “there is no box”. Morning sessions with global change makers and growth experts were followed by a very special networking evening. Hosted by Deloitte, finalists met with advisors, potential funders and enthusiastic champions that could help scale their solutions.
Thursday was all about making it happen, as global business leaders and renowned activists shared their inspiring experiences on how to translate ideas into action. Prince William attended the lodge in the afternoon to meet the finalists and provide encouragement on their respective journeys.
On the final day there were fist pumps, high fives and happy tears, as our Finalists spent time reflecting on their experiences of the week and sharing their next steps.
We cannot wait to see how our incredible cohort use their experiences from what was a truly inspiring week to accelerate the impact of their solutions over the coming months.
On behalf of the entire Earthshot Prize team, we want to thank all the Finalists, speakers and partners for making such an incredible week happen.
From incredible leaders, inspiring activists and brilliant innovators to forward-thinking cities and countries making a real difference, learn about the amazing cohorts from 2021 and 2022.