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Marc and Craig  Kielburger

Marc and Craig Kielburger

Co-founders of the WE Movement

Biography

Humanitarians, activists, and social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger believe that together, WE can change the world. Over twenty years ago, they set out on a bold mission: to work with developing communities to free children and their families from poverty and exploitation. Their vision expanded to include empowering youth at home, connecting them with global issues and social causes, and partnering with schools to inspire young change-makers from within the classroom. And with the launch of ME to WE, they created an innovative social enterprise that provides products that can make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. Read More >

Craig and Marc have been honored with the Order of Canada and over twenty honorary doctorates and degrees collectively. Their accomplishments have been celebrated in multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, 60 Minutes, Piers Morgan Live, and The Today Show, as well as in People, TIME, and The Economist. They have authored 12 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World, and their weekly columns have been syndicated in online news and print media including 30 newspapers throughout North America and around the world. Read Less ^

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We Day

An Unconventional Education

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Speech Topics

The WEconomy: How Your Company Can Profit from Purpose

Discover how a social purpose can boost your business. Craig and Marc will share inspiring stories from co-founding WE as young teenagers – and growing the movement into a global non-profit serving millions; and ME to WE – a social enterprise with innovative product in 12,000 stores, which employs 1,400 mothers in Kenya. They will also share their learnings from mentors such as Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, and Nelson Mandela.

Me to We: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference

In their two decades of humanitarian work, Craig and Marc have visited dozens of countries, meeting people from all walks of life. They have learned from some of the greatest spiritual, political and social leaders of our time, including Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, and have shared simple meals with families struggling in the world’s slums and war zones. Along the way, they have discovered a simple but profound truth—that real fulfillment starts with having the courage to reach out and help others. Read More >

It all begins when we make the shift from “me” to “we.” In this speech, Craig and Marc will help you discover the ME to WE philosophy, described in their New York Times bestseller, ME to WE: Finding Meaning in a Material World. Read Less ^

The World Needs Your Kid: How to Raise Kids Who Care & Contribute

Today, more than ever, the world needs your kids. Through their work with WE Charity, an international charity driven by youth, Craig and Marc have empowered more than two million young leaders to take action to better their local and global communities. Read More >

Based on their international bestseller, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, this speech will provide key insights on guiding children to be compassionate and engaged global citizens. Their research is based on over a thousand interviews with experts on mentorship and early childhood development, and will help you guide young people through rites of passage, address materialism and foster empathy. Read Less ^

An Unconventional Education: What We Learned about Leadership from Nelson Mandela, Oprah & our Grandma

In this engaging, interactive keynote, Craig and Marc deliver actionable leadership lessons as they weave the tale of their journey from middle and high school kids to leaders of a global enterprise—and the extraordinary leaders who have coached and mentored him along the way. Read More >

They learned to lead at the ages of twelve and seventeen when they founded a global movement against child slavery. Part of the vanguard of young entrepreneurs, they didn’t have formal training on how to build an organization. But they knew how to innovate and take risks, and they benefited from the mentorship and friendship of powerful, world-renowned leaders. The lessons they each gleaned from these deep relationships, as well as their own experiences leading a global organization, are the basis for this speech. In this engaging, interactive keynote, actionable leadership lessons weaves the tale of their journey.

Their savvy insights and advice are peppered with accounts of the extraordinary leaders who have coached and mentored them. But that’s not all. This speech takes audience interaction to a whole new level by letting the audience choose the stories they most want to hear. Whether it’s an anecdote involving President Clinton or Kid President, Ed Bradley or Richard Branson, Mohammad Ali or Magic Johnson, Mother Teresa or one of the many top CEOs who have shared their wisdom, attendees of every age will benefit from these entertaining insights. Read Less ^

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