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Dawn Dickson

Inventor, 6x Founder, Author, Speaker

Dawn Dickson is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 20 years of experience in technology and business development. She has founded six successful cash flow positive companies since 2001, including Flat Out of Heels (2011) and PopCom (2017) and has successfully exited one company (Lifestyle Cafe, 2021). Dawn is the first female founder globally to raise over $1M secure token offering under a Reg CF of the JOBS Act. She is considered to be a pioneer in Web3 and equity crowdfunding.

Daymond John

Founder of FUBU & Star of ABCs Shark Tank

Daymond John has come a long way from turning a $40 budget into FUBU, a $6 billion fashion game-changer. Throughout his career, Daymond has continued to be an entrepreneur in every sense of the word. He is not only a pioneer in the fashion industry but a Shark on the 4-time Emmy Award winning Shark Tank, a New York Times best-selling author, branding guru, and highly sought-after motivational speaker.

Denice Frohman

World Champion Slam Poet & Diversity Educator

Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, performer, and educator from New York City. For nearly two decades she has performed widely on national and international stages from The Apollo to The White House. Her work explores the complexities of language, lineage, queerness, and the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico. Frohman sees her poetry as a tool for social change, cultural preservation, and aims to subvert traditional notions of power and knowledge.

Desmond Meade

President, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Desmond Meade is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually become the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, a graduate of Florida International University College of Law, a Ford Global Fellow, and a 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow. Recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2019, Desmond presently leads efforts to empower and civically re-engage local communities across the state, and to reshape local, state, and national criminal justice policies.

Diane Guerrero

Author & Actress from Orange is the New Black & Jane the Virgin

Named one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch by Variety magazine, Orange is the New Black star Diane Guerrero draws from her personal and professional experiences to inspire audiences that success is possible—no matter the obstacles in your way. Her book, In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told.

Dominique Jackson

Transgender Model, Actress, and Author

Dominique Jackson is a model, actress, and author who is best known for her performance as the lead role ELEKTRA in POSE for FX and can also be seen in an arc on AMERICAN GODS on Starz as well as the feature film CHICK FIGHT opposite Malin Akerman, Bella Thorne, Fortune Feimster, etc. She can also be seen as a guest host on LEGENDARY for HBO MAX where Dominique’s appearance went viral and was nominated for BEST FIGHT at the MTV Awards. Dominique also released her autobiography THE TRANSEXUAL FROM TOBAGO, and was also seen on the reality TV model/fashion show Strut for Oxygen.

Donna Brazile

Adjunct Professor, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Television Political Commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration & Participation at the Democratic National Committee

Donna Brazile, a trailblazer in American politics and a seasoned political strategist, brings a wealth of experience and insight to the complexities of political leadership and strategy. As a former chair of the Democratic National Committee and a campaign manager for presidential campaigns, Brazile has been at the heart of some of the most pivotal moments in recent political history. Her deep understanding of political dynamics, coupled with her commitment to fostering civic engagement, positions her as a powerful voice on leadership, diversity, and the American political process.

Dr. Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist, Best-selling Author

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a co-principal of Versaca Investments - a family office, focused on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation, Chevron, and Conde Nast, as well as, the Oxford University Endowment investment committee. Dr. Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas.

Dr. Jane Goodall

Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Today, Jane’s work revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author

Named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, “is reshaping what it means to be a public intellectual by becoming the most visible black academic of his time.”