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As technological developments continue at break neck speeds, impacting businesses across industries and fundamentally changing the way we work, consume and live, these HWA experts are qualified to address questions at the at the top of business leaders' and employees' minds. Whether shedding light on both the opportunities and threats in automation, revealing the next wave in artificial intelligence, or preparing your business for the impacts of disruption, HWA represents some of the leading minds of the new economy and tech.
When Buzzfeed ranked the 9 most inspiring commencement speeches of 2017, GLORIA STEINEM'S powerful remarks to New York's School of Visual Arts nabbed the top slot. An iconic visionary of the women's rights movement who continues to be an awe-inspiring and powerful political voice, Steinem empowered the packed audience of 1,500 students at Radio City with her signature energy, wit and wry humor. Drawing on history, art, and politics, and touching on her dynamite speech at the historic Women's March on Washington earlier this year, Steinem emboldened students to make positive change in the world. Beyond the coveted Buzzfeed ranking, Steinem's speech instantly made headlines in The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, The Huffington Post, and more. As one tweet succinctly summed up: "@GloriaSteinem your commencement address to SVA graduates are words everyone should hear. Thank you."
CAPTAIN SULLENBERGER, the famed pilot who became an international hero after the emergency landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, shared key insights on risk management and leadership with The Forbes Interview podcast. In a fascinating and informative one hour interview, Captain Sullenberger dives into the crux of an issue facing individuals and organizations across industries: “What we’re all trying to do ultimately is find ways to improve human performance in complicated systems that all involve inherent risk.” Drawing on his experience during the “Miracle on the Hudson,” as well as the wide range of roles he’s held as a trusted safety and risk-management expert since, Captain Sullenberger provides game-changing takeaways on what it takes to thrive under pressure both in business and life, how to build a team that can manage risk, and how to lead by example. It’s a message he’s shared with audiences worldwide, always receiving rave reviews: “There was not one sound in the room the entire time that he spoke... When you book a speaking engagement with Captain Sullenberger, you will definitely get more than your money’s worth" (Cox Media Group).
An environmental, business and tech visionary, AL GORE is at the undisputed epicenter of the global conversation surrounding climate change. A decade after his Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth drew millions to the box office and forever changed how the world thinks about climate change, Gore is poised to make history again with his much-anticipated An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Already receiving rave reviews and standing ovations at Sundance, Cannes, and beyond, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power hits theaters at a crucial political moment, generating headlines as Al Gore is sought-out for interviews by major outlets from ABC’s Today Show and Fast Company to CBS’s Sunday Morning and National Geographic to deliver his message of urgency and optimism: the sustainability revolution will not be stopped.
Wikipedia founder JIMMY WALES has launched Wikitribune, an ad-free global news platform that aims to address the idea that “the news is broken and we can fix it.” In a video that describes the goal of the game-changing site, Wales explains how the digitalization of journalism and reliance on advertisers has led to a rapid decrease in the quality of the news. Wikitribune will address these issues, pairing professional standards-based journalism with a team of dedicated community contributors and a crowdfunded business model, ensuring articles are fact-checked and un-biased, sources are transparent, and users have the ability to flag and contribute to the articles they read. Instantly making headlines on virtually every major news site, from The BBC and CNBC to TIME and Fox, Wales’ new project will revolutionize the world just as Wikipedia—the world’s fifth most visited website—did 16 years ago. As citizens’ demand for reliable, fact-based journalism grows ever-louder amid increasingly uncertain and polarized political times, Jimmy Wales is at the forefront of innovation, addressing concerns and blazing a path forward that will reshape news media.Watch Jimmy Wales discuss Wikitribune on Wired >>