Ne-Yo (Shaffer Smith)

Ne-Yo is a three-time Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, and his albums have sold more than 11 million copies. But those aren’t the only ventures that Shaffer Smith is dedicated to. Read More >

Barbara Corcoran

It's hard to believe that a self-made billionaire had straight D's through school. With the determination to change her life, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 to start what is now known as one of the most recognized real estate brands in the world. Read More >

Winona LaDuke

Named by "TIME" as one of America's Fifty Most Promising Leaders Under Forty, Harvard-educated Winona LaDuke has continuously pursued an active role in advocating for frontline Native environmental groups. Read More >

Katie Spotz

After 70 days alone at sea, Katie Spotz became the youngest person in the world to row an ocean solo. Katie’s list of accomplishments includes an ultramarathon in Australia and cycling across the United States. Read More >

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi is one of the rare individuals to discover the essential formula for reaching the top—a powerful combination of marketing acumen and a remarkable ability to connect with others. Read More >

Michael Kim

Mike Kim is the author of the "Wall Street Journal" featured book "Escaping North Korea," a memoir about his experiences at the North Korean border helping the oppressed escape via a modern-day underground railroad. Read More >

Speak Like A Girl

SPEAK LIKE A GIRL is an interactive, feminist show that uses spoken word as a tool to educate students about gender inequality. Megan & Olivia shed light on issues such as body image, rape culture and the perils of the patriarchy. Read More >

Michael Ellsberg

Never hesitant to challenge the status-quo, Ellsberg connects with audiences on a variety of topics ranging from "hacking" education to technology to networking. As such, he is considered to be one of the leading experts in the education space. Read More >

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson is an award-winning actress, producer, and activist. She has garnered praise not only for her leading roles in films such as "Sin City" and "Seven Pounds," but also for her work with social organizations. Read More >

Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel is a genomic scientist, synthetic biologist, and consultant in DNA technologies. He is a strong supporter of open source biology for accelerating innovation and as a counterbalance to proprietary biotechnology. Read More >

Marc Summers

Whether it's daytime or nighttime television viewers, many recognize Marc Summers for his wide-ranging contributions to television in a career that has been successful both in front of and behind the camera. Read More >

Jordan Kassalow

Dr. Jordan Kassalow is the co-chairman and founder of VisionSpring, a social enterprise that sells affordable eye glasses and vision care to populations the traditional market has neglected. Read More >

Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian of the American Presidency and the author of eight books, including his most recent work, bestseller "Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989." Read More >

Sonia Nazario

Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently for the "Los Angeles Times." Her stories have tackled some of this country's most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, and immigration. Read More >

Lance Kalish

Lance Kalish is the co-founder and "Chief Carrot Counter" of Yes To, Inc. At 29 years old, Lance started the company with his business partner Ido Leffler and within four years built Yes To into one of the fastest growing skincare companies in the world. Read More >

Annie Griffiths

As a photographer for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career. In addition, Annie is social activist, photographing for aid organizations around the world. Read More >

Walter Echo-Hawk

Walter Echo-Hawk is a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author, activist, and law professor. He represents Indian tribes on issues such as treaty rights, water rights, religious freedom, and repatriation rights. Read More >

Jonathan Batiste

Whether he's performing for presidents, sharing the stage with Elvis Costello, or, most recently, being appointed bandleader for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Jonathan Batiste is a musical icon. Read More >


IN-Q is a multi-platinum winning songwriter, who has sold-out the largest one-man poetry show in Los Angeles history. He's shared the stage with legendary artists John Legend, Eminem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Read More >

T. Jackson Kaguri

Born and raised in Uganda, T. Jackson Kaguri is a human rights activist and expert on navigating some of the most challenging obstacles to providing education. He has been named a CNN Hero and is recognized for his work in human rights. Read More >

Heather Hurlburt

As a speechwriter through two Clinton administrations, Heather Hurlburt has expansive knowledge on foreign policy and the inner-workings of the U.S. executive branch, specifically counter-terrorism and foreign policy. Read More >

Peter Diamandis

Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Founder of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive innovative and radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Read More >

Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an author, a television political commentator, and the Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee. Read More >

Joy Behar

Joy Behar is the former co-host of ABC's "The View," and among today's leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is a 100% original and a leading woman both on stage and screen. Read More >

Daniel Dae Kim

Throughout his distinguished career, Daniel Dae Kim has been known for creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles. He is perhaps best known for his work as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series, "LOST." Read More >

Dorian Howard

Dorian Howard is the co-founder and one half of the sister duo behind Wade & Belle — an e-commerce platform that is revolutionizing the women's tights category. Previously, Dori was Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures. Read More >

Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a "New York Times" best-selling author, an award-winning journalist and the Co-founder/Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world's leading experts on ultimate human performance. Read More >

Chad Jones

Chad Jones has received much attention for his athleticism, but even more for his road to recovery from a tragic car accident that nearly cost him his life. He entered the 2010 NFL Draft and was selected by the New York Giants. Read More >

Cheryl Swirnow

Cheryl Swirnow is the co-founder of Sherpaa. Marie Claire magazine has referred to Cheryl as "the healthcare game changer." Sherpaa is a first line of defense against unnecessary doctors' office appointments, overcharges and billing errors. Read More >

Meredith Fineman

Meredith is the founder of FinePoint, a professional development company that leverages PR tactics for company visibility, professional confidence, and business development. Read More >

Ali Soufan

On September 12, 2001, FBI agent Ali Soufan was handed a file. Had he received it months earlier—when it was requested—9/11 could have been prevented. Ali helped gain confessions in the war on terror without laying a hand on a terrorist. Read More >

Franky Carrillo

At age 16, Franky was arrested as the prime suspect for a crime he did not commit. He was tried as an adult and found guilty of murder, despite his continual assertion that he was innocent. Read More >

Daniel Freedman

Daniel Freedman is the Director of Strategy and Policy Analysis of The Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy that advises and trains governments, Fortune 500 companies, and institutions. Read More >

Polly LaBarre

Polly LaBarre is a best-selling author and entrepreneur who has worked for nearly 20 years to embolden and equip leaders and make their organizations more resilient, innovative, inspiring and accountable. Read More >

Scott Beale

Scott Beale is a former U.S. Diplomat, the founder of Atlas Service Corps, and a social entrepreneur who has started three citizen sector organizations and helped thousands become agents for social change through his work on four continents. Read More >

Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields is an author, a serial wellness-industry entrepreneur, a recovering S.E.C mega-firm hedge-fund lawyer, marketing and innovation consultant, a venture partner, and a book-marketing educator. Read More >

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison is the Founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. charity: water has raised more than $150 million and funded 13,000 water projects in 24 countries. Read More >

Bobby Bailey

As the co-founder of Invisible Children, documentary filmmaker and award-winning activist Bobby Bailey has impacted the lives of millions during his ongoing quest for worldwide liberty, peace and equality. Read More >

Adam Garone

Adam Garone is the co-founder of the Movember Foundation, a global charity that raises funds and awareness for men’s health. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising close to $700 million in 21 countries. Read More >

Dan Pallotta

Dan Pallotta invented the multi-day charitable event industry with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days. These events altered the landscape for ordinary individuals seeking to make an extraordinary difference. Read More >

Wilmer Valderrama

Best known for his role as Fez on Fox's "That 70's Show," Wilmer Valderrama has since become a well-known actor and producer, entrepreneur, business and marketing advisor, and philanthropist. Read More >

Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie is the founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One, which has turned into a global movement. Since it began in 2006, TOMS has given ten million pairs of new shoes to children in need. Read More >

Ed Rollins

Ed Rollins has long been considered one of America's premier political strategists and communication experts. He has managed political campaigns for candidates and initiatives in the U.S. and around the world. Read More >

Patricia Arquette

Audiences recognize Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Patricia Arquette for her gripping roles in "Medium," "Boyhood" and "True Romance," but what most people don't know about is her real-life role as a humanitarian. Read More >

Shaherose Charania

Shaherose is the CEO and Co-Founder of Women 2.0 - a media brand for the next generation of technology leaders offering content, community events and conferences globally. Her life’s purpose is driving positive change through technology. Read More >

Porter Gale

Porter Gale is a social media expert with over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising. From 2007 to 2011, Porter led Virgin America's advertising efforts as VP of Marketing, helping make the brand a household name. Read More >

Peter Thum

Peter Thum is an entrepreneur, perhaps most recognizable for founding Ethos Water. Thum's mission is to build brands and businesses that tackle global problems. Currently, he is CEO and co-founder of Fonderie 47. Read More >

Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb believes that the dinner table is one of the most effective, yet overlooked, vehicles for changing the world, and he aims to utilize that setting for thoughtful discussion on universal topics. Read More >

Edwin Moses

Edwin Moses, an Olympic Champion, sports administrator, and diplomat is one of the most respected athletes of our time. He has resolutely fostered the development of "drug-free" sports and the rights of amateur athletes.  Read More >

Linda Cohn

SportsCenter's Linda Cohn has long been considered a pioneer for woman sportscasters. She has graced television sets for over 21 years as one of the first full-time female sports anchors. Read More >

Jonathan Capehart

A Washington Post opinion writer, Jonathan Capehart is a leading voice on politics and gay rights, writing on everything from the ending of “don’t ask, don’t tell”, to race, to the pursuit of marriage equality. Read More >

Jon Bond

Jon Bond is one of the advertising and marketing industry's visionaries and thought leaders. Jon co-founded Kirshenbaum & Bond, who was credited with creating the modern integrated agency. Read More >

Bill Rasmussen

Named "The Father of Cable Sports" by "USA Today," Bill Rasmussen changed the face of sports, and the face of television, as we know it. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rasmussen’s innovations in advertising, sports and broadcasting are innumerable. Read More >

Ned Hallowell

Edward (Ned) Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist as well as the founder of the Hallowell Centers with offices in Sudbury, MA, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and dyslexia. Read More >

Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger is arguably the leading expert on Internships in the world. She is the founder of Intern Queen, Inc., an online internship destination that helps students find and apply for internships and make the most of their experiences. Read More >

John Jacobs

John Jacobs is the co-founder of Life is good, which he founded with his brother Bert in 1994 with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank. Today, Life is good products are sold by over 2,000 retailers nationwide and in 30 countries. Read More >

Shaifali Puri

Shaifali Puri is the former Executive Director of Global Innovation at NIKE Foundation, where she helped drive innovation across the Foundation's work. She was also the Executive Director of Scientists Without Borders. Read More >

Alan Light

Alan Light has been one of America’s leading music journalists for more than twenty years. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Rolling Stone and the Director of Programming for “Live from the Artists Den.” Read More >

Rick Marini

Rick Marini is the founder of BranchOut, the leading career networking service on Facebook. BranchOut offers access to 3 million jobs and thousands of internships. The service has raised tens of millions in funding. Read More >

Alezandra Russell

As Founder of Urban Light, Alezandra declared war on child prostitution when she made Chiang Mai’s Red Light District her new office. Witnessing the absence of services available to young victims of trafficking, she made helping them her mission. Read More >

Steven Squyres

As a professor and the Principal Investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover Project, Dr. Steven Squyres is the leading research expert on planetary exploration and knows how to execute an $800 million project for NASA. Read More >

Suzanne Petroni

The former Vice President of the Public Health Institute, Suzanne has recently joined the International Center for Research on Women to direct programs centered on population issues and women's reproductive health. Read More >

Nick Adams

With roles such as Adam/Felicia in the Broadway production of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," Nick Adams' career has taken off. But, before becoming the star that he is today, Nick struggled with coming to terms with his sexuality while growing up in a small town. Read More >

Janne Kouri

Janne Kouri was left paralyzed after a tragic accident in Manhattan Beach in 2006. He turned his paralysis into a movement to revolutionize the quality of healthcare for the physically challenged. Read More >

Marianne Schnall

Marianne's latest book "What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?" attempts to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. Read More >

Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times best-selling author. The son of an evangelical intellectual who galvanized the religious right between the 1940s and 80s, Frank has been searching for a coherent religious identity after fundamentalism. Read More >

Ed Begley, Jr

As an actor best known for his incredible comedic characters, Ed has taken his creative role beyond the television and film industry to create a sustainable lifestyle by "going green." Read More >

Katty Kay

Kay is the lead anchor for BBC World News America and co-author of the New York Times best-seller "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know." Read More >

Andrew Weaver

Andrew Weaver is one of the world's foremost climate scientists and a leading expert on global warming. He is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient for his work with United States Vice President Al Gore on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Read More >

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker. His debut film, "Sharkwater," garnered 36 awards at the most prestigious film festivals around the world, making it the most award-winning documentary of the year. Read More >

Jay Parkinson

Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH is one of "Fast Company 's" 10 most creative people in health, and is billed "Doctor of the Future." He is co-founder and CEO of Sherpaa, and an expert on the new frontiers technology creates for medical care. Read More >

Nataly Kogan

Nataly Kogan is a former VC and the founder of Happier, a best practices collective that serves individuals and organizations seeking to realize full potential by providing the tools to find, create, and celebrate life's small, overlooked moments. Read More >

Fabien Cousteau

Growing up as the grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau was destined to follow in his family's footsteps, working to explore the oceans and preserve the beauty of our important marine habitats and wildlife. Read More >

Brian Bordainick

Brian Bordainick is the Founder & CEO at Dinner Lab, a membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners in unique spaces — from helipads to vacant movie theaters. Read More >

Mike Del Ponte

Mike Del Ponte was an activist en route to priesthood when he discovered he could create social change through entrepreneurship, instead. Mike is the co-founder and CEO of Soma, the smart, sustainable water filter. Read More >

Esther Perel

Because of her insight on effective communication—from the boardroom to the bedroom—Esther Perel is recognized as one of the world's most insightful voices on personal and professional relationships. Read More >

Ben Stein

An authentic Renaissance man, Ben Stein is an award-winning actor, economist, writer, journalist, and teacher, and is a household name in America's boardrooms as well as America's dorms and frat houses. Read More >

Tom Serres

Tom is the founder of DV Torque, Boston Consulting Groups' first Startup Studio -­‐ an Entrepreneur-in-Residence program for corporate innovation for the world's greatest entrepreneurs to work on their next big idea. Read More >

Michael Leavitt

Having served as Secretary of Health and Human Services, head of the EPA, a three-term governor of Utah and CEO of the nation’s second-largest insurance firm, Leavitt earned his reputation as a skilled coalition-builder. Read More >

Daymond John

Daymond John used to work at Red Lobster. Today, he is an international icon as the Founder & CEO of FUBU—a company that has generated billions in sales—an author, consultant, and co-host of ABC's "Shark Tank." Read More >

Ron Cordes

As co-founder of the Cordes Foundation, Ron leads a global mission of driving market-based capital to address the world's most important problems. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Committee for the Clinton Global Initiative. Read More >

Gary Schwartz

Over the past 15 years, Gary has been a leader in the mobile industry, the internet of things and consumer-based technology. He is the author of "The Impulse Economy" and "Fast Shopper, Slow Store." Read More >

Jason Russell

When KONY2012, a short documentary Jason Russell directed, became the most viral video of all time, it started a global cultural conversation that was long overdue: if all human life matters, now is the time to prove it. Read More >

Justin Dillon

Justin Dillon is an artist, entrepreneur and abolitionist. He is the founder of Made In A Free World, a non-profit dedicated to ending human trafficking and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy. Read More >

Ellen Gustafson

An internationally recognized sustainable food system activist and innovator, and a social entrepreneur, Gustafson's most recent endeavor, Food Tank, is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Read More >

Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is the US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of "The Economist." Matthew is the co-author of "The Road From Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top." Read More >

Aubrey de Grey

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation. A true maverick, Dr. de Grey challenges the most basic assumption underlying the human condition—that aging is inevitable. Read More >

Muhammad Yunus

Called the "Banker to the Poor," Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is respected around the world for his contributions toward ending world poverty and shrinking economic and social gaps. Read More >

Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie L. Krawcheck is the former president of Global Wealth & Investment Management for Bank of America, the largest wealth management business in the world, with $17 billion in revenue and $2.2 trillion in client balances. Read More >

James K. Glassman

Ambassador James K. Glassman is the Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, dedicated to research and action in four areas: Education, Global Health, Human Freedom, and Economic Growth. Read More >

Zachary Karabell

Named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, Zachary Karabell analyzes economic and political trends, from global economics to the future of innovation to environmental sustainability. Read More >

Ruha Benjamin

Ruha Benjamin is a sociology and African American studies scholar who examines the relationship between science, technology, medicine, and society. She is the author of "People's Science" and is a professor at Princeton University. Read More >

Tiffany Persons

Tiffany Persons has been named a United Nations Woman of the World and has overseen groundbreaking education, healthcare, microlending, and agriculture programs in one of the world's most challenged regions. Read More >

Leilani Münter

Leilani Münter is heralded as "one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world" by "Sports Illustrated." By adopting an acre of rainforest to offset the carbon emissions for each race she runs, Münter is greening America's largest spectator sport. Read More >

Peter Sims

Peter Sims is an award-winning, best-selling author and entrepreneur who specializes in disruptive innovation and creativity. His critically acclaimed book, "Little Bets" is changing the way we look at decision making. Read More >

Rick Reilly

Rick Reilly is an 11-time National Sportswriter of the Year and front-page columnist for He is also the host of Homecoming with Rick Reilly, ESPN's unique one-on-one interview show. Read More >

Amy Jo Martin

Amy Jo, author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, founded Digital Royalty in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. Read More >

Spike Lee

Spike Lee is a writer, director, actor, producer, and author who revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century. Read More >

Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is well known as a visionary photographer, director, fine artist and entrepreneur with a consistent ambition to break down the barriers between new and traditional media, fine and commercial art. Read More >

Neal Gabler

Neal Gabler is a distinguished author, cultural historian and television commentator who has been called "one of America's most important public intellectuals." He is a regular contributor to the New York Times. Read More >

Lee Zlotoff

Lee David Zlotoff is an award-winning writer, producer, and director of film and television. Most notably among them, Lee was the writer and creator of the iconic hit TV series, "MacGyver." Read More >

Bert Jacobs

Bert Jacobs is co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist of The Life is good Company. In 1994, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, Bert and his brother John officially launched Life is good. Read More >

Nikki Giovanni

One of Oprah Winfrey's "25 Living Legends," Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, best-selling author, activist, and educator. Over the past thirty years, her outspokenness has brought the eyes of the world upon her. Read More >

Amanda Slavin

Amanda Slavin is CEO and founder of CatalystCreativ, an experience studio that designs immersive experiences to increase engagement and build community around a mission or intention. Read More >

Michael Slaby

Michael helped lead Obama for America as Chief Integration and Innovation Officer in 2012, overseeing the CTO, CIO, and CAO, in order to ensure effective implementation and integration of technology across the entire campaign. Read More >

Jeffrey Miron

Dr. Jeffrey Miron is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, and Director of Economics Studies at the Cato Institute. Read More >

Joe De Sena

Joe is the Founder & CEO of Spartan Race, and challenges over 1 million participants a year to leave their preconceived limits behind and test their physical and mental endurance against nature. Read More >

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