Samantha Taylor

Columbia University: Annual African Economic Forum 2018 - April 7, New York


I am excited to be participating on a panel at Columbia University’s Annual African Economic Forum.  My remarks will primarily focus on the importance of private-public partnerships and approaches to address youth unemployment, mitigate poverty and create a path to economic prosperity.

Saturday, April 7: 3:20 – 4.40 pm

Youth Unemployment: Youth unemployment is one of Africa’s greatest challenges. Unemployment among young people aged 15–24 years old in sub-Saharan Africa has hovered between 12% and 14% since the 2008 global financial crisis. The data does not include youth in vulnerable employment and underemployed in informal sectors, who make up at least 70% of the workforce. Although these statistics may seem daunting, African policymakers, entrepreneurs, and private businesses have been working to mitigate unemployment among African youth in their respective countries by tapping into innovation. This panel will focus on the complexities of unemployment, expand on the roles of actors on the ground who are working to solve this problem, and give exposure to budding programs and innovations that have been successful in alleviating unemployment throughout the continent.


Annie Duflo - Executive Director of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Mpho Sekwele - Co-Founder, Bantu Hikers

Samantha Taylor - President, Reputation Dynamics

Special Event Feature: Elephant Art Shop:  Original watercolor paintings, cards and prints for sale with proceeds to benefit the endangered African elephant species.

Facebook: @ElephantArtShop

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We do hope that you will be able to join this important conversation.

Sam Taylor, Founder of Reputation Dynamics


Corporate Responsibility Magazine - 2017 SUPERSTAR WINNERS

Reputation Dynamics Founder and President, Samantha Taylor, is proud to be nominated for and featured among a list of corporate responsibility services providers.

Congratulations to the other nominees and look forward to advancing our important work in 2017.

The Editors -- Our annual spotlight on the best of the best providers and practitioners in corporate responsibility.

While strong leadership is an essential trait for executives in corporate responsibility, demonstrating this attribute while performing important tasks, practicing sustainable habits, contributing to the company’s bottom line, and driving others to perform exceptionally is worth acknowledgement.

CR Magazine honors those who demonstrate a superior dedication to CR that is evident in every aspect of their daily lives. The CR Superstar is someone who lives and breathes sustainability and encourages everyone around them to participate in creating a better business environment.

This is our annual list of outstanding CR thought leaders—successful individuals who were nominated by their industry peers, CR Magazine staff, and the Corporate Responsibility Association for their groundbreaking ideas, high-level thinking, and impressive leadership. We offer our congratulations for this year’s distinguished winners as we look forward to another year of industry advancement in 2017.

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Click here to view the complete list of this year’s superstars. 




Reputation Dynamics - Elephant Art by Samantha Taylor - October 8th



“It was destiny. There was a reason why my family and I were here in Africa. We could still be living a tranquil English life in England, never to have known of or been to this place, never to have had these adventures, narrow escapes, gut-wrenching trials or moments of glory.”

Excerpt from Samantha Taylor’s upcoming memoir, Elephants Never Forget 

Samantha Taylor is the founder of Reputation Dynamics, which connects and mobilizes corporations, NGOs, academics and influencers to address social, economic and environmental issues around the world. When she was 10 years old, Sam’s family moved to Kenya.  Her passion for Africa, its people, and elephants, in particular, continues to inspire her work and commitment to bring the color and spirit of this vast, untamed continent.

Art show and reception:

26 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

Saturday, October 8th – 4 to 6 pm

Samantha Taylor - - 917 647 4787