Former VP of Corporate Talent for Chick-fil-A
As former VP of Corporate Talent for Chick-fil-A, Dee Ann Turner helps organizations understand the art of selecting and growing extraordinary talent and creating a remarkable culture. The result: legendary customer service.
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.
Veteran Democratic Political Strategist
Always candid and insightful, Donna Brazile brings a refreshing perspective and practical sensibility to the discussion of today's political headlines.
President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County
During his 20-year run as president of UMBC, Dr. Hrabowski has transformed a young university into a research institution recognized as one of the most innovative in the country. His goal: continue building a campus that’s first-rate in research and instruction, and that prepares students of all backgrounds for success.
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.
Founder of XPRIZE
Peter Diamandis runs the X Prize Foundation, which offers large cash incentive prizes to inventors who can solve grand challenges like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics and oil spill cleanup. He is the chair of Singularity University, which teaches executives and grad students about exponentially growing technologies.
CELEBRITY CHEF | BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRESH OFF THE BOAT | HOST FOR VICE AND MTV
Celebrity chef. Charismatic host of Huang’s World on VICE. Bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat—adapted into the groundbreaking hit ABC sitcom—as well as Double Cup Love. Yes, entrepreneur EDDIE HUANG is many things, but beneath each incarnation is an irresistible story of entrepreneurship and self-made success. He speaks on how embracing cultural diversity—your own story—is vital if we want to grow as people, and as a society.