In honor of International Human Rights Day (December 10th), here are just a few speakers making a global difference.

  • Vice Chairman and President of the Toronto Raptors
  • Led the Raptors to most successful era in the franchise's history, culminating in NBA Championship
  • Founder, Giants of Africa Foundation
  • Advocate for Youth Development

Ujiri, a native of Nigeria, speaks passionately about his development work in Africa, which is based on investment, not charity, and lifting up communities by empowering the women and youth within. 

  • Lead Scientist in Development of the Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines
  • Assistant Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Former Scientific Lead at the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Champion of Diversity in STEM

Corbett's research was central to the development of the Moderna mRNA vaccine and the Eli Lilly therapeutic monoclonal antibody, both of which were first to enter clinical trials in the world. As a result, her work is having a substantial impact on ending the worst respiratory-disease pandemic in more than 100 years

  • Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
  • President & Chair, Global Green Growth Institute
  • Chair, International Olympic Committee Ethics Commission
  • Founder, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

Ban Ki-Moon chronicles his decade at the helm of the UN, performing what has been called “the most impossible job on this earth” with a genuine belief in collective action and global transformation. 

  • Academy Award-Winning Actress
  • United Nations Messenger of Peace
  • Founder, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
  • Founder, Denver & Delilah, film production company

Be it her work to advance women's rights domestically and abroad, to combat gender-based violence around the world, or to advance global health efforts, Charlize demonstrates masterfully how to use one’s platform for good. 

  • United Nations Senior Advisor on Gender Equality (2013 – 2020)
  • Founder, HeForShe Global Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality
  • Voice for Global Social Change
  • Author of I Am A Girl From Africa, A Memoir

Born in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth has worked as a humanitarian at the forefront of global development for over two decades, addressing the world’s greatest inequalities and improving the lives of underserved communities.

  • Two-Time National Football Champion, Heisman Trophy Winner and First-Round NFL Draft Pick
  • College Football Analyst, ESPN and the SEC Network
  • Author of Four (4) New York Times Bestsellers
  • Founder, Tim Tebow Foundation

Tebow is the founder and leader of the Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) whose mission is to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. TTF is currently fighting for people who can’t fight for themselves in over 60 countries and counting.

  • President of Colombia (2010-2018)
  • Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 2016
  • Former Foreign Trade Minister, Finance and Public Credit Minister, and National Defense Minister of Colombia

Recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the world, President Santos ushered in a new era of prosperity, peace, equity, and education throughout Colombia during his tenure. 

  • Award-Winning Actress
  • Political Activist and Vocal Figure of the #MeToo Movement
  • Global Humanitarian

Known throughout the world as a global activist and humanitarian, Ashley addresses both how to find our passion and make a sustainable difference, and how to live our passions while honoring the differences we may have with others, especially those closest to us.  

  • President, World Bank Group (2012-2019)
  • President, Dartmouth College (2009-2012)
  • Co-Founder, Partners in Health
  • Vice Chairman and Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

12th President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim is a global visionary devoted to improving the lives of people in developing countries and championing the cause of global health. 

  • President of Mexico (2006-2012)
  • Chair of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • Statesman of the Year, World Economic Forum

Since leaving his post as President of Mexico, he has focused his leadership and attention on the economic benefits of acting on climate change, and has positioned himself as a leading voice on this global issue.

  • President of Mexico (2000-2006)
  • Humanitarian & Founder of Centro Fox
  • Co-President of the Centrist Democrat International, international organization of center-right political parties
  • Advisory Board Member at Inolife Sciences

A visionary leader with a deep understanding of the economic and social challenges facing Latin America, President Vicente Fox is one of the world’s most important voices on the contemporary geopolitical landscape and the role of business in the developing world.

  • Award-Winning YouTube Personality and Comedian
  • New York Times Bestselling Author of How To Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
  • Former Executive Producer and Host (2019-2021), NBC's A Little Late with Lilly Singh

As a UNICEF Goodwill Global Ambassador, Lilly has traveled to India and South Africa in support of their work focused to access to education for children. Through Lilly's social movement Girl Love, she further supports female education and empowerment.