In light of our 50th anniversary we got in touch with Carol Bellamy, chair of the IB Board of Governors between 2009 and 2015.
Carol has dedicated her life working to make the world a better place, and in 2004 was named one of Forbes magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.
We asked Carol what role the IB plays in today's complex world and how she believes education is making an impact. "I think IB students have a confidence, which doesn’t mean that they think they are better than everyone else, but that they have a better understanding of who they are", she says.
Carol also gives three pieces of advice to students on how they can prepare for the future workplace, one of them being about volunteering: "Volunteer, whether that be local government, through your church, overseas or just three blocks away from your home. Volunteering is a great thing to do."
Read the full blog post here.