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Steve  Pemberton
Steve Pemberton

Author & Chief HR Officer, Workhuman

Considered one of America’s most inspiring business and HR leaders, Steve Pemberton’s triumphant life story is about defying seemingly insurmountable beginnings as a child orphaned into foster care.

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Andrew  Gillum
Andrew Gillum

Dem. Nominee for 2018 Gov. Race

A champion for everyday people, Andrew Gillum inspired millions across FL and the nation in 2018. He surged past four better-funded primary candidates to a history-making victory as the FL Democratic Party’s 1st African-American nominee for governor.

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Lt. Colonel Olga   Custodio, USAF (Retired)
Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)

America’s First Latina Fighter Pilot

Turned away from flight school because she was a woman, Custodio went on to break barriers (including the sound barrier) as the first Latina USAF pilot and commercial pilot for American Airlines.

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Admiral Michelle  J.  Howard (Retired)
Admiral Michelle J. Howard (Retired)

First Female U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral

A ground-breaking leader during her 35-year career in the U.S. Navy, Michelle Howard was the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral and the first woman to be appointed to the position of vice chief of naval operations.

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Dan  Rather
Dan Rather

Legendary Journalist & News Anchor

One of the most renowned reporters of our time, Emmy-winning Dan Rather has experience and perspective few can match. He offers insight into world events and the significance of journalism today.

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Jesse  Jackson
Jesse Jackson

Civil Rights Activist & Politician

Presidential candidate and civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson is the voice of American activism. Called “the great unifier,” he has played a pivotal role for civil rights and economic and social justice.

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

First Female President of Liberia

Sirleaf, “Africa’s Iron Lady,” is the continent’s first democratically-elected woman leader and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning advocate for freedom, justice, women’s empowerment and democracy.

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Mayim  Bialik
Mayim Bialik

Star, The Big Bang Theory & Neuroscientist

Talented and multifaceted, Mayim Bialik - best known for her roles on Blossom and The Big Bang Theory - has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, studies Judaism and practices natural living.

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