INDRA NOOYICurrent Chairman & Former CEO (2006-2018) of PepsiCo
For over a decade, business powerhouse INDRA NOOYI led PepsiCo through tremendous growth and change, increasing the company's revenues from $35 billion when she became CEO, to $63.5 billion in 2017. As Forbes wrote: "Indra Nooyi’s exit leaves big shoes to fill. She has been a driving force for good at PepsiCo. And the legacy she leaves behind is not only a financially well-positioned company but a company marked by the intangibles she brought with her leadership." Celebrated for her hallmark motto of "do well by doing good," Nooyi was chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world through sustainable growth initiatives. Consistently ranked in Forbes' "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women," Fortune's "Most Powerful Women," and TIME's "100 Most Influential People in The World," Nooyi has been sought-out for her unparalleled business insights and empowering messages on leadership, inclusivity and change everywhere from The World Economic Forum to The Aspen Institute. In 2019, she is set to address an audience of 1,000 at the prestigious Growth Faculty's Women World Changers series and another 1,500 at the BlueCross BlueShield National Summit. 
Watch Indra Nooyi at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit >>

JUAN MANUEL SANTOS: President of Colombia (2010-18); Nobel Peace Prize Recipient 

When JUAN MANUEL SANTOS left office earlier this year, he left behind a country transformed from a one-time murder capital of the world, to a global destination for investment and tourism. Recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the world, Santos is renowned for ushering in a new era of prosperity, peace, equity, and education throughout Colombia, and was awarded the the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to bring an end to his country's five decade civil war. Now the subject of a new, powerful documentary, Port of Destiny: Peace, which chronicles how Santos risked his career and legacy to bring peace to his people, Santos is in-demand to bring his empowering message of leadership and resilience to audiences world-wide. He is set to address an audience of over 3,000 high profile attendees at the World Government Summit, and another 2,500 at the Varkey Foundation's Global Education & Skills Forum. Also renowned for his commitment to climate change and leadership on sustainable development—among many prestigious awards, Santos was the first head of state to receive Kew's International Medal— Santos just made headlines as he was awarded the Global Visionary Award by Conservation International.

Watch Juan Manuel Santos in conversation at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics >>

TIM BERNERS-LEE: Inventor of the World Wide Web; Co- Founder & CTO, Inrupt; Professor, MIT

Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,” inventor of the World Wide Web TIM BERNERS-LEE is launching a plan to save his invention. Part of this plan is his new startup Inrupt, which will drive the next stage of the web by harnessing the power of Solid-- Berners-Lee's new, powerful, open-source platform built to decentralize the web. News of Inrupt and Solid have been making headlines in virtually every major outlet including, The EconomistFast CompanyVanity FairBBCForbesBusiness InsiderMashableCBS News, and more, as Tim Berners-Lee is in-demand for his insights into how to build a more secure and equitable web future. Selected for the New York Times' "Turning Points" magazine, which explores what critical moments from 2018 might mean for the year aheadBerners-Lee's crucial op-ed "How to Save the Web" shares his plan to create a formal Contract for the Web, now that 50% of the world's population is expected to be online in 2019. Berners-Lee's genius is in understanding the next, new unimagined future and practical consequences for business and individuals alike. With his groundbreaking new platform and Contract set to launch, his insights are more in-demand than ever. Already in 2019, he's set to address thousands of audience-members at premier events, including: EmTech China, Amadeus' T3CHoktane19, and more. 

Watch Tim Berners-Lee at the World Economic Forum >>

H.R. MCMASTER: National Security Advisor (2017-18); Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired; New York Times Bestselling Author

Lieutenant General H. R. MCMASTER is a preeminent voice on leadership, global security and international affairs. Named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and Fortune's "50 World's Greatest Leaders", McMaster was described in a recent New Yorker profile as having "an impeccable reputation as a warrior-intellectual" who "in addition to excelling in combat... has written a Ph.D dissertation that became a landmark book, 'Dereliction of Duty.'" An in-demand speaker, McMaster is set to deliver a keynote for an audience of 1,400 at the 2019 MHA Business Summit, and just brought the house down for hundreds of senior executives at CME's Global Financial Leadership Conference, where he received two standing ovations. Recently named the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, McMaster was sought out for a fascinating conversation on affairs in Afghanistan for the bi-weekly show Uncommon Knowledge. McMaster is also working on a highly-anticipated, upcoming book

Watch H.R. McMaster at the Atlantic Council >>

GARY COHN: Director, National Economic Council (2017-18); President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-17)
A finance industry legend who led one of the largest investment banking enterprises in the world, GARY COHN illuminates what's ahead for the global economy and markets worldwide. Named as President Trump's chief economic advisor in January 2017, Cohn was heralded as "an economic-policy powerhouse" (The Wall Street Journal) and a "go-to figure on matters related to jobs, business and growth" (The New York Times), and was instrumental in pushing through the tax reform bill. Thanks to his shrewd analysis and engaging style, Cohn has been sought-out to speak everywhere from the World Economic Forum to the Global Financial Leadership Conference. He recently headlined both the NIC Fall Conference and Bloomberg's New Economy Forum, and is set to deliver keynotes at the 2019 Context Summit. Recently, Cohn made headlines in Financial TimesCNBCFortuneVanity FairBloomberg, and more, with the news that he has joined blockchain startup Spring Labs as an adviser. With unparalleled insights into the inner workings of the current administration and its economic policy-thinking, Cohn translates uncertainty into tangible takeaways.
Watch Gary Cohn's One-on-One at The Post >>

TARANA BURKEFounder of the Me Too Movement; 2018 TIME's "100 Most Influential People"

It's been just over a year since the transformative #MeToo Movement went viral, and the movement's founder TARANA BURKE is making headlines as she plans for the future. Profiled in The New York Times, New York MagazineEssencePaper MagazineHarper's Bazaar, and sought-out for a TedWomen talk, Burke shared her reflections on the past year, and where the movement needs to go from here. Passionate and vocal in her desire to shift #MeToo's narrative away from individual perpetrators, Burke is launching a three-part plan that involves a new website with resources for survivors and their allies and the start of leadership- training programs. Named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People of 2018" and Politico's "20 Women to Watch," Burke spearheaded the Me Too movement years before it became a viral hashtag as the founder of Just Be Inc., a non-profit that helps victims. On stage, she shares her powerful and poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement and a survivor of sexual assault herself. She provides insight into the current state of affairs and outpouring of sexual harassment allegations, addresses pressing issues of respect, dignity and power dynamics, and illuminates a path forward. In the first weeks of 2019, Burke is set to speak at Ivey Business School's Leadership & Candour Conference, the World Muse Conference, the YWCA of Western Massachusetts' 150th Celebration, and more. 

Watch Tarana Burke at TedWomen >>

CECILE RICHARDSPresident, Planned Parenthood (2006-2018); New York Times Bestselling Author, Make Trouble; Board Member, Ford Foundation

In her twelve hears at the helm of Planned Parenthood, CECILE RICHARDS expanded the number of the organization's supporters to 12 million, four times more than when she joined, and she is credited with helping to restore Planned Parenthood's fiscal health, raising its public profile, expanding its online presence to more than 9 million individual visitors to its website per month, and much more. As Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "Planned Parenthood is vital, and under Cecile’s leadership it has been dynamic, strategic and most importantly effective." Since stepping down from the organization, Richards has shared her empowering and insightful lessons on leadership, women's rights, healthcare, and the current political landscape. Her new book Make Trouble--a powerful story about learning to lead and making change-- was an instant New York Times and Amazon Bestseller, as Richards was sought-out by major media outlets such as CBS’ This MorningNPRMSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and Morning Joe, and the Business Insider’s podcast A powerful speaker, Richards is in-demand for several high-profile upcoming events in the year to come including the Marin Speaker Series and the World Muse Conference. She was also just sought-out for TEDWomen.

Watch Cecile Richards at Talks at Google >>
In a year where the news cycle was on overtime, these HWA Speakers broke through the noise as leaders and voices that mattered. Innovative, thought-provoking and inspiring, they deliver messages and insights that resonate with audiences across industries. In 2019, they will continue to be the names that make more than just headlines. They make an impact.