Innovation Fellow

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Founder, CIRKEL
Connecting older and younger professionals for two-way mentorship and networking
“I want to create connections through stories, trust and understanding. Two-way mentorship not only facilitates knowledge sharing, but it also brings people together for lifelong friendships that wouldn’t happen otherwise.”

Charlotte Japp is the founder of CIRKEL, a company that connects older and younger professionals for mutual personal and professional growth.

After graduating from Georgetown University, Charlotte started her career in creative marketing and saw the consequences of age segregation in the workplace. Older and younger professionals needed to connect and learn from each other, but had no way to meet.

CIRKEL makes networking across generations seamless, inspiring and impactful – working with both individuals and corporations to bridge the gap. Charlotte has been featured in publications like the New York Times and spoken internationally about the magic of connecting generations.