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Daymond  John
Daymond John

Co-Star on ABC’s Shark Tank & 2x New York Times Best Selling Author

Branding visionary and urban fashion mogul John inspires with his self-made story. His motivational talks foster diversity and inspire leadership, initiative and creativity in others.

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Henry  Louis Gates, Jr
Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Filmmaker, Cultural Critic & Journalist

Harvard professor and host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Gates is one of the country’s most influential critics on multicultural and African-American issues.

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Tony  Byers
Tony Byers

Former Director, Global D&I, Starbucks

Boldly challenging the status quo and decades of diversity and inclusion practices, Dr. Tony Byers is transforming D&I from “the right thing to do” to the business imperative of our time.

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Wade  Davis
Wade Davis

VP of Inclusion & Product at Netflix

A thought leader, advocate and writer on gender, race and orientation equality and intersectionality, Davis is the NFL’s first LGBTQ+ consultant and works with numerous pro teams.

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Sybrina  Fulton
Sybrina Fulton

Mother of Trayvon Martin

After the death of her son made national headlines, Fulton channeled her loss to become a gun control law activist and motivational speaker.

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Bakari  Sellers
Bakari Sellers

CNN Political Analyst, Lawyer & Activist

Sellers made history when he became the nation’s youngest African-American elected official. He cites education, civil rights, and equality as cornerstones of our nation’s future.

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Juan  Williams
Juan Williams

FOX News Commentator

Widely regarded as one of America’s top speakers, New York Times Best-selling Author, Fox News Political Analyst and Award-winning Columnist Juan Williams has a talent for motivating and inspiring audiences.

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Dia  Simms
Dia Simms

CEO of Lobos 1707

An award-winning, entrepreneurial business leader, Dia Simms is the CEO of Lobos 1707. Previously, she was the first president of Combs Enterprises.

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Ilyasah  Shabazz
Ilyasah Shabazz

Daughter of Malcolm X, Professor & Author

Sharing the legacy of her parents, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, Ilyasah is an inspirational role model, youth advocate and champion of women and girl empowerment.

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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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Lindsay Peoples Wagner
Lindsay Peoples Wagner

Editor-in-Chief, The Cut

One of the nation’s rare Black female editors-in-chief and a 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, The Cut’s Lindsay Peoples Wagner shares an invaluable view of women’s empowerment, marketing to GenZ and elevating your brand in the era of BLM.

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Debra  Lee
Debra Lee

Chairman & CEO Emeritus, BET Networks

Honored as one of the most powerful women in the media and entertainment industries, Debra Lee led BET Networks to become the largest global company dedicated to African-American programming.

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Risha  Grant
Risha Grant

Edgy Expert on Equity, Trainer & Author

Risha Grant is diversity personified. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to being a young, small business owner and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity.

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Dr. Eddie   Glaude, Jr.
Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr.

New York Times Bestselling Author & Chair of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies

One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator,  public intellectual and passionate educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience.

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Dr. Jerome  Adams
Dr. Jerome Adams

The 20th Surgeon General of the United States & Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue

After growing up poor and Black in a Southern rural community, Jerome Adams went on to lead the 6,000 person U.S. Public Health Service as “America’s Doctor” during a worldwide pandemic. 

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Deborah  Archer
Deborah Archer

President of the ACLU

The first person of color to lead America’s premiere civil rights and civil liberties organization in its over 100-year history, Deborah Archer is a leading civil rights and civil liberties advocate, civil rights lawyer, professor and writer.

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Martina  Edwards
Martina Edwards

One of Wall Street’s First Black Women Traders

From humble Southern beginnings to breaking barriers on Wall Street, Martina Marshall Edwards is the epitome of not allowing your circumstances to determine your outcome.

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Karim  Webb
Karim Webb

Entrepreneurial Activist & CEO of 4thMVMT

Karim Webb is an Entrepreneurial Activist and CEO of 4thMVMT, a Los Angeles based firm that vets, trains, facilitates funding, and partners with individuals from underserved communities to own and operate competitive retail businesses.

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Tomiko  Brown-Nagin
Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Dean of Harvard’s Renowned Radcliffe Institute

Tomiko Brown Nagin is a prize-winning author, eminent legal scholar and historian, dean of Harvard’s renowned Radcliffe Institute, and pathbreaking leader in higher education.

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