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Head Coach Danny Hurley led the UConn Huskies from unranked to National Champions in 2023, and shares strategic takeaways
Head Coach DANNY HURLEY knows what it takes to be an architect of success – having rebuilt multiple struggling hoops programs to national prominence. Most recently, he led the previously unranked UConn Huskies to the NCAA 2023 championship title. In one of the most impressive March Madness runs in history, the Huskies defeated San Diego State 76-59 to clinch the title.
One of the most dynamic coaches in college basketball today, Hurley comes from legendary hoops family – following in the footsteps of his brother Bobby who took the family to the Final Four in 1990 as a player at Duke and his Dad Bob Sr., who is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In sought-after events, Hurley reveals the secrets to maximizing personnel, creating a team environment for success, unifying an organization around a shared vision, and motivating team members to achieve their best.
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HWA is proud to represent three TIME 100 Most Influential People Honorees Padma Lakshmi, Michael B. Jordan, and Catherine Coleman Flowers
Each year TIME honors 100 public figures for its iconic list, celebrating individuals who wield their influence to drive positive action toward a better world. Three HWA speakers are present on the 2023 list: acclaimed actor and director MICHAEL B. JORDAN, globally recognized environmental activist CATHERINE COLEMAN FLOWERS and Emmy Award-winning television host PADMA LAKSHMI.
“Padma is an incredible writer, and that really shines through when she speaks. She’s articulate and has a strong point of view […] I’m always in awe of Padma because, yes, she really is that beautiful, talented, and charismatic. She’s iconic.” Writes comedian Ali Wong about Lakshmi.
Director Ryan Coolger recalls the hard work Michael B. Jordan put into his 2023 directorial debut, Creed III: “It’s like climbing a mountain summit through enemy territory with your heart exposed. But I knew Mike had it in him. Because over that quarter-century of work, nothing was given to him. Everything was earned. And I strongly believe that his best work is still to come.”
Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson muses about Coleman Flowers’s work to gain environmental justice for her Alabama hometown and beyond: “In August 2022, in part because of Catherine’s work, the Biden Administration chose Lowndes [county] as the place to announce the EPA would devote $50 billion to wastewater issues with a focus on underserved communities. She has compelled leaders to address a crisis aggravated by bigotry and poverty, all while keeping her feet firmly planted in the soil of her homeland.”
Jordan, Flowers, and Lakshmi continue to inspire people around the world and are highly sought after for their insightful talks, moderated Q&A’s and engaging keynotes for audiences of all kinds.
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Joanne Lipman shares the key takeaways managers & companies need to know to inspire innovation in the TIME excerpt of her bestseller, 'NEXT!'
JOANNE LIPMAN has established herself as an expert on how to master change, and she shares actionable insights in her acclaimed book NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. A dynamic journalist, Lipman synthesized hundreds of personal interviews and breakthroughs from the worlds of psychology and neuroscience to reveal the specific steps managers, leaders, and companies need to take to inspire innovation.
In an excerpt taken from NEXT! for TIME Magazine, Lipman draws an unexpected comparison between two massive corporate comeback stories - Play-Doh and Viagra. She outlines in detail how both companies took to reinvest their business models. In her compelling talks, Lipman discusses powerful lessons: listen to your employees, customers, and vendors; let your employees flourish with autonomy; be open to even seemingly extreme pivots, and communication is key!
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Read Joanne Lipman’s latest piece in TIME >>
Katica Roy is the talk of LinkedIn for her insightful talks and must-read commentary
Former Global 500 executive and award-winning gender economist KATICA ROY is frequently mentioned on LinkedIn for her expert insight on DEI and gender equity in the workplace. It’s no surprise Roy was named one of LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Influencers for Gender Equity – as CEO of the groundbreaking SaaS company, Pipeline, Roy shares her expertise on topics like occupational segregation and measuring inclusion at work. Via mediums like her Brave Souls Q&A newsletter, live streams with thought leaders, and informative graphics, Roy focuses on the strides women are making in the workplace that will shape a more equitable workforce. Now in compelling conversations and keynotes, Katica offers actionable takeaways to help businesses of all kinds fix their leaky talent pipelines, engineer gender equity into their future of work, and more.
Watch Katica Roy talk about the gender equity gap for Bloomberg>>