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.
Maria Hinojosa is a trailblazer in news and investigative journalism and anchors NPR's Peabody-Winning Latino USA. Her reporting focuses on the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad
Author, AIDS & LGBT Rights Activist
Cleve Jones’s career as an activist began in the 70s when he befriended Harvey Milk. Since then, he founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and is an activist for AIDS awareness, treatment and education.
Civil & Women's Rights Activist
Speaker Kim Crenshaw coined the term "intersectionality" and had her work cited in the drafting of the South African constitution.
ABC News Veteran & Host, What Would You Do?
John Quiñones shares moving presentations that focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the power of education, champion the Latino American Dream and provide insights into human nature and ethical behavior.
Inspirational Football Coach
The memorable coach behind the hit film Remember the Titans, Boone transformed a racially divided football team into a united group of state champions. He delivers a message of respect and teamwork.
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.
New York Times Best-Selling Author & Musician
An award-winning jazz musician, McBride is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Color of Water, a memoir that has become a modern classic. The book was adapted into the film Miracle at St. Anna.