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Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation

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42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)

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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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Kofi Annan
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)

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Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)

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Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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Sully Sullenberger
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies

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“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies
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Jack Lew
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)

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Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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Lawrence Summers
Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)

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Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
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Gretchen Carlson
Acclaimed news anchor and Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson; Bestselling Author of Getting Real

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Acclaimed news anchor and Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson; Bestselling Author of Getting Real
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Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR

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Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Al Gore
Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor & Board Member of Apple & Silicon Valley's KPCB

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Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor & Board Member of Apple & Silicon Valley's KPCB
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Bill O'Reilly
Host of Top-Rated The O’Reilly Factor and Bestselling Author

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Host of Top-Rated The O’Reilly Factor and Bestselling Author
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Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning

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Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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Abigail Posner
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank

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Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker

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NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Karl Rove
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007); Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist

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Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007); Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist
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Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech

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Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech
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Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space

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First African-American Woman in Space
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Josh Earnest
White House Press Secretary (2014-2017)

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White House Press Secretary (2014-2017)
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Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate

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U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)

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27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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Ronan Farrow
NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation

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NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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Gloria Steinem
Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement

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Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement
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Dick Cheney
Vice President of the United States (2001-2009); U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993)

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Vice President of the United States (2001-2009); U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993)
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Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

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Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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John Boehner
John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Al  Gore
Al Gore
Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor & Board Member of Apple & Silicon Valley's KPCB
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Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly
Host of Top-Rated The O’Reilly Factor and Bestselling Author
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Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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Abigail Posner
Abigail Posner
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Karl  Rove
Karl Rove
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007); Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist
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Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech
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Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space
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Josh Earnest
Josh Earnest
White House Press Secretary (2014-2017)
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Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow
NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement
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Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney
Vice President of the United States (2001-2009); U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993)
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Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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BAN KI-MOON
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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JOHN BOEHNER
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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JACK LEW
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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GRETCHEN CARLSON
Acclaimed news anchor and Host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson; Bestselling Author of Getting Real
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JOSH EARNEST
White House Press Secretary (2014-2017)
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MAX BAUCUS
U.S. Ambassador to China; Chair, Senate Finance Committee
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JOHN KEY
38th Prime Minister of New Zealand (2008-2016)
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LORI GREINER
Shark on ABC's Shark Tank; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur
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WILLIAM J. BRATTON
Commissioner of New York City & Boston Police Department; Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
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MOHAMED EL-ERIAN
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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LARA LOGAN
Correspondent, 60 Minutes
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STEVEN KOTLER
New York Times Bestselling Author of "The Rise of Superman" and "Bold"; International Pioneer in Peak Performance & Innovation
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CHARLES DUHIGG
Bestselling Author of "The Power of Habit," and "Smarter, Faster, Better"; Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist for the New York Times
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ABIGAIL POSNER
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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BONIN BOUGH
Former Chief Media & eCommerce Officer, Mondelez International; Former Senior Global Director of Digital and Social Media, PepsiCo; Host and Mentor on LeBron James’ and CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles
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RONAN FARROW
NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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APRIL RINNE
Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum; Expert on New Marketplace Creation and Disruptive Innovation
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JOYCE BANDA
Africa's Second Female President; Former President of Malawi (2012-2014)
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ADAM BRAUN
Founder, Pencils of Promise; Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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GOODLUCK JONATHAN
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2010-2015)
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Featured News

First 100 Days: Gain Insight Into the New Administration

Substantive, experienced-based and thoughtful insights matter more than ever.  HWA Speakers have the gravitas to answer important questions in the following topics:

The Economy >>

What Can Businesses Expect? >>

Foreign Policy & Global Security >>

The Repeal/Replace Healthcare Debate >> 

The Domestic Agenda >>

Cybersecurity & National Security >>

Trade, Taxes, and Tariffs in the Trump Administration & What it Means for Business

What will Trump's first 100 days set in motion in terms of trade deals, tax reform, and tariffs and what does it mean for business? These HWA Speakers are today's top minds on the subject, many of whom have advised Presidents and enacted trade policy.

HWA Speakers on Trade, Taxes & Tariffs >>

Captain Sullenberger's Lessons on Leadership and Decision-Making Keep Audiences "Riveted to Seat"

A highly in-demand speaker for his captivating message on leadership, preparedness, and decision-making— particularly in times of crisisCAPTAIN SULLENBERGER receives overwhelming ovations after each one of his speaking engagements. "Captain Sullenberger had everyone riveted to their seat. You could hear a pin drop in the room" (Toronto Community Forum)"Rave reviews from audience members included:'So timely, so powerful, so authentic'...This will leave a mark!" (Boston Children's Hospital); "Within minutes after Captain Sullenberger concluded his presentation, we have been barraged by amazing positive feedback from our dignitaries, sponsors & chamber members all echoing that he's the best speaker they've ever had the pleasure of hearing"  (Danville Chamber of Congress). Beyond Captain Sullenberg's power with audiences, he also generates media attention before and after an event. Following a recent speaking engagement in Florida, an attendee and survivor of Flight 1549— the "Miracle on the Hudson" flight that brought Sullenberger fame— told local news: "I'm so grateful he's here standing with us." 

Watch one of Captain Sullenberger's recent presentations >>

Transform Your Thinking and Boost Productivity and Performance in 2017

What if you could transform lofty New Year’s resolutions and goals into actionable, tangible targets? What if you could unlock the key to increasing productivity, performance, profit and passion within your business? Renowned journalists, thought leaders and bestselling authors CHARLES DUHIGG and STEVEN KOTLER have the insight to produce these very results. Consistently praised by event planners, Kotler and Duhigg know how to get audiences to reach their maximum potential and make 2017 your most efficient and successful year yet. 

Find out why meeting planners are soaring with praise for these incredible speakers >>

Celebrated commentator Gretchen Carlson Co-Hosts The View, weighs in on the Trump administration

In her recent appearance as a guest host of The View, successful news anchor and bestselling author GRETCHEN CARLSON shared her thoughts on the Trump administration, providing shrewd analysis on White House staff members’ relationship with the media, the issue of fake news—which she also touched on in her inspiring Good Housekeeping cover story— and policy changes following Trump’s first weeks in office. She is next set to share her sharp investigative skills and lively speaking style as a moderator at the American Magazine Media Conference 2017 in New York City, an essential gathering of the 400 most influential people in the industry. 

Watch Gretchen Carlson on The View >>