THE CONSERVATIONIST

JANE GOODALL: Pioneering Anthropologist and Founder, Jane Goodall Institute

An iconic conservationist, JANE GOODALL's work studying chimpanzees in the Gombe forever changed the way we understand our world, and broke barriers for women in science. Today, at the helm of the Jane Goodall Institute she is on the frontlines of the fight to save our planet. Sought-out to speak at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, her eye-opening and moving lessons on how to inspire change, combat climate change, and tackle inequality made headlines in TIMECNN and CNBC. Around the world, Goodall motivates audience to action with her awe-inspiring stories about her work and life and analysis on the environment.  

 

THE HERO

CAPTAIN SULLENBERGER: "Miracle on the Hudson" Captain

One of the most iconic moments in modern history, the story of "The Miracle on the Hudson" and Captain Sullenberger's successful emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549-- continues to inspire people worldwide. This year marked 10 years since that historic flight. The milestone was honored nationwide as Captain Sullenberger participated in a special event with the flight's passengers and crew, which was aired in a Good Morning America special that quickly racked up over 100,000 views on Facebookand was in-demand for exclusive, in-depth interviews with ABC NewsThe New York Times, and Esquire. A gifted speaker with a message that resonates, Captain Sullenberger's awe-inspiring lessons on leadership, teamwork, preparedness, and decision-making under tremendous pressure, rivet audiences at each and every event. --

 

THE INNOVATOR

JIMMY WALES: Founder, Wikipedia and WT.Social

Founder of Wikipedia JIMMY WALES is one of the most sought-after visionaries in business and technology. This year he launched his latest groundbreaking project, WT Sociala new collaboratively editable social networking platform that will change the way we digest news. WT.Social embodies Wales' genius as an optimistic, forward-looking leader whose work directly shapes society for the better. The project is an effort to reclaim social media platforms from the corporate behemoths that only care about clicks, likes, and “engagement,” even if it comes at the cost of truth and democracy. Fusing commentary on world affairs, technological advancements, business innovation, and the current media landscape, Wales offers eye-opening, timely insight into our world today, and where we’re going tomorrow.  

 

THE ADVOCATE

TINA TCHEN: President + CEO, TIME'S UP

This year TINA TCHEN was named president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, overseeing the organizations’ efforts to change culture, companies, and laws in order to make work safe, fair, and dignified for women of all kinds. Former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama and one of the co-founders of the Time's UP Legal Defense Fund-- which has connected more than 3,600 people to legal or PR support for sexual harassment across dozens of industries-- Tina is at the forefront of the movement for women's rights in a post MeToo era. Her appointment as CEO of TIME'S UP made headlines in The New York Times, CNBC, and more, as Tina was sought-out for interviews on CBS' This Morning and Bloomberg to shed light on the future of the movement. A powerful, compelling speaker, Tchen provides insights to companies on how to enact equitable policies and transform their workplace in ways that promote diversity and inclusivity.

 

THE BRIDGE-BUILDER

JEFF FLAKE: U.S. Senator (R-AZ) (2013-18); Host, CBS's "Common Ground"

Former Senator and Congressman, New York Times bestselling author, and CBS News Commentator JEFF FLAKE has had the nation’s eyes on him as he’s consistently risen over the dysfunction of partisan politics. With nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives, Flake has been heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York Timesand his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative was described in The Washington Post as "the single largest act of political bravery in the Trump era." In his new CBS series Common Ground, which focuses on opposing groups coming together, Flake offers much-needed optimism and bipartisanship in today's increasingly divisive political climate. Flake recently brought his message of finding unity in politics in an address at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.

 

THE REPORTER

RONAN FARROW: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist

Investigative journalist RONAN FARROW was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his culture-shifting reporting for The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, and abuse of power. This year he took his in-depth reporting even farther with his bestselling book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators. Breaking devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power, Farrow sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook the culture. He takes readers behind the scenes of his reporting process to reveal the serial abusers and cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, sharing the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. Farrow made headlines for his "bombshell" work, as excerpts were released in The New Yorkerand Farrow was awarded the "Equity in Entertainment" award by The Hollywood Reporter.

 

THE CHANGEMAKER

STACEY ABRAMS: Political Leader and Founder, Fair Fight

Named to The Bloomberg 50 of people who defined 2019, STACEY ABRAMS made history and captured the nation's attention as the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in any state, going on to win more votes than any other Democrat in Georgia's history. After witnessing the election’s mismanagement, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure free and fair elections. Sought-out to speak everywhere from the 2019 SXSW Festival to TED, Abrams is a powerful and passionate speaker heralded for her candid insights on politics, leadership, social justice, entrepreneurship, and being a true force for change. Abrams' New York Times bestselling book Lead from the Outside, is a personal and empowering blueprint for outsiders who seek to become the ones in charge.

 

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