Secretary of Education under President Obama
A passionate advocate and inspiring educational leader, former Secretary of Education John B. King considers himself living proof of the transformative power of education.
College President & Diversity Consultant
Speaker Johnnetta B. Cole is President Emerita of both Bennett College and Spelman College. She fights for diversity, justice, health, and safety.
President of the University of Maryland
President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, has served as President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County since May 1992. His research focuses on participation and performance of African-American males.
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.
Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate
Profiled on 60 Minutes & in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone which works to better the futures of inner-city youths.
Research Professor & Historian of Education
Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a prolific writer, who has published more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications on the subject.
NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader
Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.
Senior Exec., Walgreens Boots Alliance & Author
Pemberton’s story is about defying the odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker.