Unconscious Bias & Diversity Expert
A seminal thought leader on addressing unconscious bias, best-selling author Howard Ross is one of the nation’s most influential diversity consultants and workplace experts, specializing in corporate culture change and leadership development.
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.
Poway Synagogue Shooting Survivor
“I do not know why G-d spared my life in my Poway synagogue. All I can do is make this borrowed time matter.” With these words, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein wounded in the April 2019 shooting at his synagogue near San Diego vowed to never back down.
Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue
Lindsay Peoples Wagner is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue, focusing on intersecting the worlds of style, politics and culture. Peoples Wagner is formerly the Fashion editor at New York Magazine and The Cut, covering fashion and race.
Dancer, Musician & Choreographer
Dallas Arcand Jr. is an accomplished 20 year old second generation hoop dancer and aboriginal entertainer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Starting from an early age, he's been in front of crowds of up to 40,000 people at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo.
Theologian, Essayist & Social Media Influencer
Candice Marie Benbow is a theologian and essayist whose work lies at the intersections of beauty, faith, feminism and culture. As a public educator, Candice cares about bridging the gap between the academy and community through digital projects.
Google’s Head of Black Engagement
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones is an award-winning political strategist, youth and women’s activist and lifestyle expert. Butterfield-Jones is currently Head of Black Engagement at Google as well as the author of the highly acclaimed book The Girlprint.
Actress on Hit TV Show Empire
As a bi-racial, multicultural daughter of deaf parents raised in the Cayman Islands, Byers lends insights into challenging social, racial and cultural experiences, reminding us to have compassion and show grace for each other because we are enough.
Lawyer, Prosecutor in Bill Cosby Case
Kristen Feden concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, education law, employment & labor, and white-collar defense. Most recently, she was prosecutor in the trial and re-trial of Commonwealth v. Cosby.
Afghan American Actress & Activist
Azita Ghanizada began her journey to the U.S. as a political refugee when her family fled Afghanistan, where they gained asylum. It was the world of TV that captured her imagination and set her on a strictly tabooed path for a girl from Afghanistan.
TV Host, Author & Political Commentator
Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Committed to diversifying American journalism, she hosted the award winning television show Melissa Harris-Perry from 2012-2016 on MSNBC.
National/International Education Consultant & Author
Robert Jackson began his teaching career over 20 years ago in Indianapolis Public Schools with a No More Excuses teaching approach with all of his students. As an educator, he didn’t allow his students to feel sorry for themselves.
Olympian & Transgender Activist
Becoming the world’s most famous transgender woman when she revealed her true self to millions on national television, Caitlyn Jenner is an Olympic gold medalist, best-selling author, reality TV star, and tireless champion for the LGBTQ+ community.
Best-Selling Author & Community Activist
Author of the New York Times best-seller All Souls, Michael Patrick MacDonald shares his remarkable story of survival and redemption while examining the relationship between poverty and class he witnessed growing up in South Boston.
Global Ambassador for Technology & Inclusion, Disability Rights Activist
Srin is an entrepreneur who sold the company he co-founded, Accomable, to Airbnb. Srin has been a wheelchair user since childhood and co-founded Accomable to make it easier for people with disabilities to find accessible travel accommodation.
CEO of Raymond Insurance & Author
Benjamin Raymond has refined the art of recreating a life filled with purpose in spite of one’s past circumstances. As a former captain of a basketball team from University of Minnesota, Benjamin learned the importance of hard work and leadership.
Author & Criminal Justice Advocate
Smith attended the prestigious Hampton University, but what happened at her campus was a nightmare, and led to a 24.5-year sentence in a federal prison. In 2000, after serving 6.5 years, President Clinton commuted her sentence to time served.
Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church
Rev. Warnock has served, since 2005, as the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At age 35, he is the 5th and youngest person ever called to the senior pastorate of Ebenezer Church.
Former President, Center for the Advancement of Women
Faye Wattleton's distinguished career has amassed an extraordinary track record for leadership. Wattleton is the former President of the nation's oldest & largest voluntary reproductive health provider, Planned Parenthood.
Veteran TV Actor & Emmy Award Nominee
Veteran TV actor Dondré Whitfield is a 3 time Emmy and NAACP Image award nominee and best known for his role as Remy Newell, a trusted friend working on the Bordelon land as a water irrigation specialist on the critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive and best-selling author. She co-founded FullSky Partners, a consulting firm focusing on double-bottom line ventures in new media, technology and health.