Former President of the Soviet Union
One of the world's most pivotal leaders, President Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in ending the Cold War. He inspires us to lead the way towards peace and global democracy.
Nobel Laureate & Human Rights Activist
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Laureate. Beginning with his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, he has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice and democracy.
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.
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.
Canada's First Female Prime Minister
An inspirational example of and respected advocate for the advancement of women, Kim Campbell offers unique insights on leadership in her trademark open, engaging style.
Nobel Laureate & Global Leader
The former President of Poland, speaker Lech Walesa won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending Poland's Communist leadership.
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.
Former Foreign Minister of Spain
The former Foreign Minister of Spain, Palacio was the 1st female to serve in the position and hold the most senior post as a woman in Spain's government. She served as a member of the EU Parliament (1994 - 2002).