You are probably wondering how we can quantify leadership? Well, it's simple, but first, let's set some bases. Nowadays, data is essential in every aspect of our lives, and we can potentially measure anything and everything.

First, let's define leadership. There are many methods to lead; every person has their definition of what leadership is; thus, we can conclude every individual has their leadership style. In AIESEC, we focus on developing leadership in every person by expanding the qualities we consider essential in all leaders. We do this through practical experiences in challenging environments because we believe that leadership can be developed in anyone.

Now let's talk numbers. AIESEC is present in more than 110 countries and territories across the globe. We have +8000 partner organizations. AIESEC has delivered more than +22500 just in Global Volunteer experiences, which translates to +22500 lives changed. We also offer 500 conferences annually, and we have +100 000 AIESEC members across the globe. It is essential to underline that AIESEC was founded over 65 years ago, and it is the largest youth-run organization in the world.

How do we read those numbers? We won't get a specific amount, but you will see its wide range. So far, we have delivered + 22500 experiences in Global Volunteer; we call these experiences exchanges, here we are only counting the individuals who chose to travel on an exchange with us. But these people will not only travel, but meet a new culture, and most importantly, they will meet and interact with so many people within this new culture, at work, in their neighborhood, everywhere.

If you have guessed the idea by now, yes, it is a cycle. Humans impact each other's lives, and by traveling, meeting new cultures, breaking stigmas, we change the world, and little by little, we can shape the world for the better. That is how AIESEC measures leadership, through the enormous impact just one person can have in any community.

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