The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce the newest additions to Generation M, UMD’s young leader’s program – new Global Co-Chairs. These Global Co-Chairs will further UMD-Generation M’s goals alike, which include the education, empowerment, and unification of Macedonians around the world.
As UMD’s young leaders’ program, Generation M brings together young people with Macedonian heritage on a personal and professional level through social media, networking events, and annual leadership conferences in the U.S. and Canada. With strong and intelligent young individuals taking charge, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.
“It has been a privilege to have been a part of Generation M’s leadership team over the last four years. I have seen it grow globally, establish a team in Australia, increase its female representation, work tirelessly across borders on humanitarian and youth empowerment projects, and so much more. The last couple of years were a challenge for us all, including Gen M, yet I couldn’t be prouder of what the organization achieved and am especially excited to see the next generation of Gen M leaders take the ranks. I wish Emilija and Jana every success in their new role as Global Co-Chairs and look forward to seeing them continue to inspire and empower our Macedonian youth globally. I highly encourage everyone, no matter what country you live in to get involved, get active and contribute to something meaningful in our community, homeland, and diaspora,” said Stefani Taskova, 2022 Generation M Global Chair, and current UMD Board Secretary.
“After being a part of the Generation M team for many years, I am eager to take on this new role as Co-Chair and assist in building a community of young, passionate Macedonians worldwide alongside Emilija. The leadership displayed by Filip and Stefani has inspired us to follow in their footsteps in successfully growing this organization. I am incredibly excited to see what the coming years have in store and hold great optimism that together we can develop something truly special,” said Jana Savevska, new Global Co-Chair.
“I am so excited to take on the new position as Generation M’s Global Co-Chair alongside Jana Savevska. Having grown as a young professional with Generation M since its initial Canadian launch back in 2015, I look forward to furthering Generation M’s growth alongside mine and my colleagues. I cannot wait to maximize the organization’s full potential and unite Macedonian youth globally,” said Emilija Dimitrievski, new Global Co-Chair.
“As the leading global Macedonian youth movement, Generation M has consistently strived to display exemplary leadership for young Macedonians. Emilija Dimitrievski and Jana Savevska will undoubtedly take this initiative to new heights as Co-Chairs and continue the crucial work of connecting, empowering, and uniting Macedonian youth worldwide,” said Filip Jotevski, 2022 Generation M Global Co-Chair.
To learn more about Generation M you can check out our website by visiting either www.umdgenm.org or www.generationm.org.
We encourage all young Macedonians to join the ranks of Generation M and help speak out on behalf of the Macedonian community. If any young Macedonians in the U.S., Australia, Canada, or Europe want to get involved, please e-mail Stefani Taskova Miteva at email@example.com or Filip Jotevski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born in Skopje, Macedonia, Jana Savevska is currently completing her juris doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada where she specializes in international, transnational, and comparative law. Prior to this, Jana completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in political science and history at the University of Toronto.
She has had the opportunity to take on a variety of roles from assisting in research on topics like the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to interning at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. In addition, her role on the editorial board of the Centre for Eastern European Democracy has allowed her to publish multiple articles on Macedonian current events for a global audience.
In her academic work and volunteerism, Jana consistently seeks to bring attention to human rights issues, with particular attention to those that affect the Macedonian community. Jana is a 2021 John L. N. Bitove C.M. Macedonian Scholarship Recipient.
Emilija Dimitrievski has been involved in Generation M since its Canadian launch in January 2015. She has been a part of the Toronto Macedonian community through various outlets over the last decade, specifically having participated in folklore group Ensemble Makedonka, youth group MYNET, the Ladies Auxiliary at St Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, university association AMSUT, and church choir.
Within UMD and Generation M’s efforts, Emilija has worked tirelessly to uplift Macedonian youth both culturally and professionally, most notably through her work in creating a global-scale mentorship program helping further advance the careers of Macedonian youth by connecting them with experienced Macedonian professionals. In addition, she was further able to reconnect with her roots through her participation in Birthright Macedonia, in 2018, where she interned at the President of Macedonia’s office, which reinvigorated her passion for Macedonian issues.
Emilija completed her undergraduate studies and received a BA in Criminology with minors in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Toronto. As an aspiring lawyer, she is currently working towards her LLB in London, England. With her education, she hopes to advocate for Macedonian rights as she makes sure to include her heritage in everything she does. Emilija is a 2019 John L. N. Bitove C.M. Macedonian Scholarship Recipient.