President, Mary Robinson Foundation
One of the world’s most respected advocates for human rights and Ireland’s first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the mission of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice.
First Female President of Liberia
Africa's "Iron Lady," President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to lead an African nation. She won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning NYT Columnist
A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Nick Kristof offers a compassionate glimpse into such issues as global health, poverty and gender in the developing world.
First Female Prime Minister of Norway
Former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, speaker Gro Brundtland has dedicated herself to making the world a better place.
Senior Advisor to President Obama
From restructuring the American auto industry to securing the Paris Climate Agreement, Brian Deese was the President’s point person on some of the most historic undertakings of the Obama administration.
The founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, speaker Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is respected for his work toward eradicating world poverty.
Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Activist & Lawyer
Iranian lawyer and activist Shirin Ebadi is the first Muslim to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She speaks about democracy and the fundamental rights of women, children and every individual.
Nobel Prize-Winning Human Rights Activist
Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist and the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As the face of the Yemeni uprising, she was instrumental in helping shape the Arab Spring.