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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.

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Former Head of Training at Walt Disney University

Lipp, an internationally acclaimed expert on customer service, leadership and global competitiveness, motivates and challenges audiences around the world. Formerly with the Walt Disney Company's Disney University and NEC Electronics, Lipp has...

Former Congressman / Columnist for "The New York Times"

Flake established a reputation for bipartisan, innovative legislative initiatives to revitalize urban commercial and residential communities. He is currently President of Edison Charter Schools; the largest publicly traded education company in...

National Teacher of the Year, 2002

Speaker Chauncey Veatch, a history and social studies teacher in California, strives to be a "dream-maker for [his] students, not a dream-breaker."

Sociologist & Harvard Professor

A Harvard professor and America's preeminent sociologist, speaker William Julius Wilson speaks on ethnic and class tensions, rising inequalities, and the racial divide.

Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders

Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders and located it at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The work of the council expands the understanding of leadership, establishes a network of resources for high-level...

Academy Award Nominated Director of The Square & Control Room

Noujaim's controversial documentary Control Room, about the Arabic-language cable news station Al Jazeera, called into question the prevailing images and positions offered up by the US news media about the war in Iraq. The Los Angeles...

Public Intellectual

An assistant professor at Bucknell, Peterson founded Hip-Hop Scholars, an association of hip-hop generational scholars dedicated to researching and developing the educational potential of diverse urban and youth cultures. Featured on BET, Fox...

President and CEO, MANA

For the past seven years Alma Morales Riojas has led the oldest national Latina membership organization in the United States – MANA, A National Latina Organization. MANA is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington DC, with chapters...

Host, "Tell Me More"

The host of NPR's "Tell Me More," Martin has spent more than 25 years as a journalist. Her inquisitive nature and passion for the latest groundbreaking topics make Martin an interesting and informative keynote speaker on issues like immigration,...

Expert on American Indian Culture

Speaker Dennis Zotigh is the director of The Great American Indian Dancers and an enlightened voice on topics surrounding American Indian culture.

First African American Female Combat Pilot

In only 3 years, Vernice Armour went from beat cop to America's first African American fighter pilot. She went on to create the Zero to Breakthrough Success Plan.

Lawyer & Former Attorney General

US Attorney General under Presidents Reagan and Bush, speaker Richard Thornburgh advises the business community on legal issues in the international and domestic markets.

Expert on the Generations

Cam Marston is one of the leading multigenerational business communicators in the United States. Cam Marston has spent more than a decade studying workforce dynamics, with a keen focus on how generational biases play out from the stock room to...

Founder, Ethnic Marketing Solutions

A 20-year sales and management veteran, speaker Marilyn Alverio is an expert in developing strategic approaches to marketing in a multicultural environment.

World's Best Wheelchair Athlete

Arguably the best wheelchair athlete in the world, Josh George is a remarkable paralympian, ESPYs finalist and world record holder. Considered by many to be unstoppable on his path to greatness, he has been recognized worldwide in the sports of...

Author, The Death of Vishnu

A novelist and professor, speaker Mani Suri was named a Time Person to Watch after releasing his award-winning book The Death of Vishnu.

Human Rights Activist

Chris Mburu has been doing human rights work for the last 20 years, first as an activist in his home country, Kenya, then focused on human rights while doing his LLM at Harvard Law School, after which he began working with organizations such as...

American Fashion Designer & Colon Cancer Survivor

A fashion designer who has become a favorite among Hollywood's leading women, speaker Carmen Marc Valvo is a colon cancer survivor who uses his designs to support causes.

Radio Talk Show Host

A recognized name in broadcast media, speaker Bev Smith frequently speaks on race, women's health and AIDS. She hosts "The Bev Smith Show" on American Urban Radio Networks.

International Business Leader

An entrepreneur and humanitarian, speaker Marilyn Tam helps organizations integrate social and environmental concerns into business profitably.

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