These HWA speakers provide powerful advice and riveting talks designed to motivate, inspire, and prepare students for life beyond campus


Wall Street Trader-Turned-Expert Educator, Author, and Founder & CEO of Your Rich BFF

NPR White House Correspondent; Co-Host of 'NPR Politics'; President of White House Correspondents' Association

Speaks on:

-Making the Rules of Personal Finance Accessible for Everyone

Speaks on:

-College & University Audiences: Finding & Following Your Dream

Actor, Media Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of Watcher Entertainment

Interior Designer, Former Goldman Sachs Executive, and Mental Health Advocate

Speaks on:

-College & University Audiences: Create as Much as You Can

Speaks on:

-Mental Health Resilience: Keep Asking for Help

Korean American Pop Superstar; Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and GQ Korea's "Man of the Year"

Award-Winning Musician in AJR, Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Partners, Inc., and Advocate for the UN Development Program

Speaks on:

-Passion for social impact that drives his entrepreneurship, and insightful commentary on important contemporary issues

Speaks on:

-College & University Audiences: Making Climate Cool Again

Paralympic Track & Field Athlete, Co-Founder of Angel City Sports, and Advocate for People with Disabilities

#1 Overall Pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft for the Indiana Fever

Speaks on:

-Make it Happen: Achieving Your Biggest Dreams

Speaks on:

-For College & University Audiences: Staying True to Your Authentic Self

Award-Winning Digital Media Entrepreneur, Creator and Host of BuzzFeed’s Biggest Food Show 'Worth It'

Acclaimed Actress, Director, and Producer; Founder of Nine Muses Entertainment

Speaks on:

-College & University Audiences: You Don’t Have to Have it All Figured Out

Speaks on:

-How to be an outstanding team member; what it means to learn from, challenge, encourage, and show up for others in meaningful ways


ASHLY PEREZ: Creator, Writer, Director, Producer, and Author of Read This for Inspiration

RORI HARMON: Award-Winning Texas Longhorn Women's Basketball Point Guard, Gatorade Player of the Year, and AP All-American Honorable Mention

EUGENE LEE YANG: Viral Digital Content Creator; Member of Buzzfeed's The Try Guys; NYT Bestselling Co-Author of The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

MOHSIN HAMID: Award-Winning and Internationally Bestselling Author of Exit West & The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Masai Ujiri

JASON Y. LEE: Founder & CEO of Jubilee Media

SASHA DIGIULIAN: Professional Rock Climber, Two-Time Female Overall World Champion, and Founder of Female Focused Adventures

LYNN DAVIS: TikTok Sensation @CookingWithLynja with Over 19M Followers and 3B Views and One of Forbes' 2022 "Top 50 Creators"

AUDREY AND NICOLE NOURSE: Two-Time NCAA National Volleyball Champions and Co-Founders of UNCUT Media Non-Profit