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Whether you view the United States as a melting pot or a mixing bowl, the fact remains that our nation is richly diverse. APB is proud to represent an extensive roster of diversity speakers whose keynotes address the multicultural nature of our nation. These speakers on diversity discuss the importance of valuing one's particular identity—whether that be a specific ethnic, gender, or racial assignation—while recognizing the common threads that bind us.

Diversity

Poet, Spoken Word Artist & Media Personality

With a master's in African American studies & experience in entertainment, Amanda Diva has made a name for herself as a respected voice on pop culture, women's issues & the Black Diaspora.

Humanitarian, Activist & Congolese Genocide Survivor

Rose Mapendo, a survivor of the Congolese genocide, is a global activist for peace and reconciliation. A victim no more, she is a true hero, an incredible survivor, and an inspiration to us all who proves that - even in the face of violence, loss...

Best-Selling Author & Face of Innovation Thought Leadership

Frans Johansson is the best-selling author of The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation. Translated into 18 languages, The Medici Effect was named one of the top ten business books by Amazon.com...

Actress

Michelle Rodriguez has a street-smart "tough girl" persona, which, when combined with raw talent and unmatched screen presence, helped her beat out 350 other girls to land her first speaking role as the lead in 2000's critically-acclaimed...

Global Leadership Expert, Executive Coach & Author

Jane Hyun is the author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, co-author of FLEX, and Founder and President of Hyun & Associates. She is an executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and professional...

Author / Educator / Social Activist

An expert on cultural diversity, Dr. Bertice Berry is an inspirational and humorous motivator who empowers people to improve their lives. She is the best-selling author of The Ties That Bind.

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Office, BP-Americas

Redia Anderson is an executive coach, diversity and inclusion strategist, author and speaker. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC, a human resources management consulting and executive coaching firm...

Pro Football Player, Rhodes Scholar & Humanitarian

A gifted athlete, scholar, and philanthropist, Myron Rolle is a professional football player, Rhodes scholar, and humanitarian who strives to be an inspirer of dreams, an educator of purpose, a teacher of fitness, and a leader for many.

Leadership, Communications & Inclusion Expert

Speaker Stephen Frost is a recognized leadership, communications, and inclusion expert, who designed and led the inclusion programs for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mayor of Miami

As mayor, speaker Manny Diaz transformed Miami from a poor, crime-ridden, and economically stagnant city to a flourishing metropolis with a hurtling skyline.

Professor, Motivator & Consultant

Born with Cerebral Palsy, Jonathan Kaufman’s disability has been a profound part of his personal, academic, and professional lives. Today, Professor Kaufman is seen as one of the most innovative thinkers in the diversity and disability arena.

President of Emerson College & Inspirational Speaker

Lee Pelton is a nationally and internationally known speaker and writer on the value of a liberal education and the importance of leadership development, civic engagement, and diversity in higher education. He came to Emerson on July 1, 2011,...

Civil Rights Activist

The daughter of George C. Wallace - one of the 1960's most ardent segregationists - speaker Peggy Wallace Kennedy has broken her family's legacy to become one of the nation's foremost voices on justice...

Musician & Reality TV Star

Born blind in his left eye due to congenital glaucoma, standout musician Blessing Offor of The Voice emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria at the age of six. With a genuine love of people, a zeal for networking and inexhaustible energy, Offor...

Physician of International Medicine & Founder of KevinMD.com

Dr. Kevin Pho is a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician and is the founder and editor of KevinMD.com. Dr. Pho’s dual perspectives as a practicing physician and a health care social media leader highlight his unique social media...

Hamas Whistleblower, Star of the Film The Green Prince & Bestselling Author of Son of Hamas

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the bestselling author of The Son of Hamas, as well as star in the film, The Green Prince which chronicles his intense journey as a spy for the Israeli Shin Bet against Hamas. Yousef’s message has never been...

Founder of Pacific Educational Group, Inc.

A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Glenn Eric Singleton founded Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG) to support families in their transitions within and between K–12 and higher education. His company rapidly grew...

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Author & Television Host, Globe Trekker

Holly Morris is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, and television host. Her newest documentary, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Through her work, she has lectured widely to talk about post-...

Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network

As a classroom teacher in East Oakland for the past 21 years, Jeff Duncan-Andrade's pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students.

Teacher & Student Inspirational Speakers

Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education, and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early...

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