Award-Winning Poet, Performer, & Educator
Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet whose work explores the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the “in-betweenness” that exists in us all.
Author & Actress from Orange is the New Black & Jane the Virgin
Named one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch by Variety magazine, Diane Guerrero draws from her personal and professional experiences to inspire audiences that success is possible—no matter the obstacles in your way.
Legendary Primatologist & Environmentalist
Jane Goodall, dubbed by her biographer "the woman who redefined man," has changed our perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two. Over the past 45 years, Goodall herself has also evolved — from steadfast scientist to passionate conservationist and humanitarian.
Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Dean Emeritus Professor of Human Capital Management
Dr. Jason Wingard is a leading executive and academic in the areas of organizational strategy, leadership development, and the future of work. He currently serves as Dean and Professor of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The graduate School features 18 interdisciplinary master’s degrees including, but not limited to, Applied Analytics, Bioethics, Enterprise Risk Management, Human Capital Management, Strategic Communication, and Technology Management. In this role, he is responsible for the academic research, programming, and operational performance of the School’s undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs and related centers and institutes. He is also currently Founding Partner of the Education Board, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in corporate training, executive coaching, and board development.
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Educator & Founder of The Freedom Writers Foundation
Erin Gruwell has earned an award-winning reputation for her steadfast commitment to the future of education. Her impact as a change agent attracted Hollywood’s attention, and in 2007, Paramount Pictures released Freedom Writers, starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank as Erin.
Head of Creative at SoulPancake
Golriz Lucina is the Head of Creative at SoulPancake, an inspiring entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson, that creates daily socially conscious videos about human connection.
CEO of THIS, Inc, Bestselling Author, Innovation and Creativity Expert
Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc, a company whose clients include Airbnb, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.