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President 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State

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2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State
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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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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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Peggy Noonan
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC
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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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Maria Shriver
Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California

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Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California
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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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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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Karl Rove
Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist ; Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist; Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007)

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Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist ; Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist; Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007)
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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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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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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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Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)

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27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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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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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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Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning

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Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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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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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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Ronan Farrow
Contributing Reporter, The New Yorker; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation

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Contributing Reporter, The New Yorker; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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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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Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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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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Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State
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John Boehner
John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Karl  Rove
Karl Rove
Foremost Conservative Commentator & Strategist ; Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist; Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007)
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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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Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech
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Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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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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Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space
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Jack Lew
Jack Lew
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow
Contributing Reporter, The New Yorker; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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Mohamed El-Erian
Mohamed El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement
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Penny  Pritzker
Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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MARIA SHRIVER
Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California
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PEGGY NOONAN
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC
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GREG NORMAN
Golf’s “Great White Shark”
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BAN KI-MOON
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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LORI GREINER
Shark on ABC's Shark Tank; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur
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PENNY PRITZKER
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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MICHAEL NUTTER
98th Mayor of Philadelphia
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STEVEN KOTLER
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Stealing Fire", "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 Magazine
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ABIGAIL POSNER
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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RONAN FARROW
Contributing Reporter, The New Yorker; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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ADAM BRAUN
Founder, Pencils of Promise; Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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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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DANIEL SHAPIRO
U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2011-2017)
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Featured News

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:

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The Repeal/Replace Healthcare Debate >> 

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Artificial Intelligence & Digital Disruption

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. 

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Ann Curry debuts powerful new PBS series: We'll Meet Again

Award-winning journalist ANN CURRY is the Executive Producer and reporter behind PBS's We'll Meet Again, a new series that features dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed, and then separated, at pivotal moments. Emphasizing the resilience, kindness and strength of the human spirit, We'll Meet Again reveals the human side of world changing events like the Vietnam War, 9/11, and the internment of the Japanese during World War II. In interviews with the series’ subjects, Curry beautifully draws out the power of human connection and reminds us of our overriding similarities even during divisive times. The series is already making headlines in outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, and Curry was recently sought-out for an interview on CBS’ This Morning in which she opened up about the production of We’ll Meet Again and shared insightful remarks about the need to achieve true gender equality.  It’s a message Curry echoed in her recent exclusive interview with Forbes, in which she called for more women in leadership positions. On screen, Curry showcases the same passion, breadth of knowledge, and generosity of spirit she is heralded for by audiences at events. With an uncanny ability to bring current events and history to life through impactful, human-focused stories that resonate, Curry illuminates how people might take a stand or make a difference in their own lives.

Watch the trailer for Ann Curry's We'll Meet Again >>

Captain Sullenberger’s game-changing lessons featured in Forbes

CAPTAIN SULLY 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).

Listen to Captain Sullenberger’s Forbes Interview Podcast >> 

Peggy Noonan visits the Harry Walker Agency

Renowned journalist and author PEGGY NOONAN visited the Harry Walker Agency offices recently, delighting our staff with her remarkable stories and commentary on her time working in the White House, the current political climate, and more. Stopping by just after she appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe—Noonan is a political analyst for both NBC News and MSNBC—Noonan shared her thoughts on the President’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, which had just taken place. Famed for her work as a speech writer for President Ronald Reagan, and the recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Distinguished Commentary for her Wall Street Journal Column Declarations, Noonan drew from her wealth of experience in answering staff members’ questions about how she finds the right words at the right time, the need for bipartisanship, and her thoughts on the role of the media today. After a riveting (and at times hilarious) round table discussion with the full staff, Noonan also sat down for a special session of HWA Chats to discuss what it takes to report during tense political times, presidential speechwriting, today’s media climate, and more.

Watch Peggy Noonan’s HWA Chat >>

Charles Duhigg reveals secrets to peak performance in incredible keynote and podcast 

New York Times bestselling author and Award-Winning journalist CHARLES DUHIGG revealed the secret to breakthrough performance and productivity in life and in business at the Food Marketing Institue’s Future Leaders eXperience. Delivering a keynote focused on “Peak Performance: Foster it in Yourself and Others” for an audience of 700, Duhigg drew on the research and lessons of his two revolutionary bestsellers—The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better—to reveal how to maximize innovation, focus and motivation. Duhigg’s keynote generated plenty of praise on Twitter:  “Great first speaker today @cduhigg at #FMIFutureLeaders. Innovation Broker!”; "Focus is visualizing what ought to happen & then challenging yourself." #boom @cduhigg delivering productivity nuggets”.  Duhigg also shared top strategies on decision-making, teamwork, prioritization and more with the popular Psychology Podcast. As the podcast host said, “Charles has a real strength for communicating scientific research through fun/ entertaining narratives, and elucidating how to be more effective in our everyday lives.”  

Listen to Charles Duhigg on the Psychology Now podcast >>