Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health leader. He is CEO of the non-profit-seeking health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to deliver better outcomes, satisfaction, and cost efficiency in care. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, a two-time South by Southwest Innovation Award Winner, one of Wired magazine’s “Agents of Change,” and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling is a film, television, and commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker who has won every major creative and advertising award. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, he is the CEO of Not Impossible Labs, a multiple-award-winning social innovation lab and production company whose mission is to develop creative solutions to real-world problems.
Scott Harrison, Founder & CEO, charity: water, shares his story about why access to clean water is the first step to changing the world.
A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks’ graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points.
Alex Sheen, CEO of Because I Said I Would, makes charitable promises: 245 miles walks for victims of sexual violence; volunteering each week at charities in 2014; delivering relief aid to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Doc Hendley provides clean water and education in the world’s worst locations, like refugee camps for genocide victims in Darfur, or inside UN “no-go” zones, helping war-ravaged populations. He is a remarkable speaker.
Nicholas Negroponte is a new media pioneer, and the driving force behind One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit that seeks to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves via computers. After earning two professional degrees in Architecture from MIT, Negroponte joined its faculty in 1966. Based on his extensive research in computer graphics, computer aided design and human computer interface; he founded MIT’s Architecture Machine Group, a combination lab and think tank, which studied new approaches to human-computer interaction.
Paul Rieckhoff is one of the most important young leaders in America. The CEO and Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of Chasing Ghosts, Rieckhoff is a dynamic, nationally-recognized authority on leadership, team-building, social entrepreneurship, war, the modern military, politics and veterans affairs. A gritty, funny and engaging former high school football coach, Army Infantry Officer and 9/11 First Responder, Rieckhoff gives audiences inspiration, hope and practical life-lessons from the battlefields of Iraq, the halls of Congress and the airwaves of cable TV.
Maria Bello has captivated audiences with her many diverse roles in such films as The Cooler with William H. Macy, (Golden Globe and SAG Nomination), A History of Violence opposite Viggo Mortenson and Ed Harris (NY Film Critics win and Golden Globe nomination), along with close to 30 other films. Bello began her career as an activist at Villanova University where she majored in Peace and Justice Education and worked at the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia.
As the former Executive Director and Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, Cameron Sinclair is not only an architect, but an author, humanitarian and world-class visionary. During his studies at the University of Westminster and at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Cameron developed a passion in social, cultural and humanitarian design. His resulting postgraduate thesis focused on providing shelter to New York’s homeless through sustainable, transitional housing.
The star of Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and Charlie’s Angels, Minka Kelly is currently focusing on a new project: giving back. Minka recently teamed up with fashionABLE, an organization which creates employment opportunities for women in Africa through the production and sales of clothing and accessories.
After a trip to Ethiopia in 2009, Minka was inspired to help the countless women she met who are unable to provide for themselves and their families.