A HIGH-FLYING young businesswoman represented Britain this week at a meeting of the world's brighest young minds.
As global leaders gathered in Northern Ireland for this week's G8 summit, Heston's Angela Jhanji joined delegates aged 18-30 for the youth equivalent of its big sister the G20 in Russia.
The former Hounslow Member of Youth Parliament teamed up with 106 young movers and shakers at the Y20 conference in St Petersburg from Tuesday (June 18) to Friday to debate the hot issues of the day, ranging from financial reform to the environment.
They spent the week debating among themselves before presenting their conclusions to members of the B20 - the business branch of the G20. They also prepared a dossier to be considered by G20 members later in the year.
The Y20 is the youth version of the G20 summit of world leaders taking place in the same city this September, and features young people from the same 20 nations.
"It's a privilege and a great opportunity for young people to be able to help influence business and global leaders," said Angela.
She added that tackling soaring youth unemployment would be high on the agenda, with possible measures including improving training opportunities.
The 23-year-old, who grew up in Heston and attended The Heathland School, is now a sustainability consultant at Accenture. She is also a trustee of the charity UK Youth and was this year shortlisted for an Asian Women of Achievement award.