Award-Winning Actress & Philanthropist
Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood's most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks. Earning the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series “ Drama, Davis broke ground in her portrayal of the first female President of the United States in ABC's hit show Commander in Chief.
International Management Consultant, Businesswoman, Author
Hattie Hill has over twenty years experience as a businesswoman, professional speaker and international management consultant. Her expertise in global leadership, customer service and diversity has been shared with major organizations throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Jade Simmons creates mind-blowing, MainStage experiences for audiences worldwide — with captivating storytelling and a riveting concert adventure — awakening people to a redefined sense of purpose and inspiring transformative leadership along the way.
Jade’s chronic condition is that she always sees people as being much bigger than they see themselves. No matter the topic you choose or the theme you’re working under, the results will be the same. Your audience will leave feeling not just inspired, but truly believing they can do anything! Best news yet, they’ll leave with strategy to become who they need to be in order to do the big things they are called to do.
Host, Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN, Journalist, Author, Correspondent, National Geographic Explorer
Journalist Lisa Ling travels around the world, bringing attention to stories that often go unreported. As the field correspondent for OWN – The Oprah Winfrey Network and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer, Ling reported from dozens of countries, covering stories ranging from gang rape in the Congo and bride burning in India to the treatment of animals on farms here in the United States.
Inspirational Story, Bank Executive, Entrepreneur, Author
Marcia (Marci) Malzahn, a native of Nicaragua, came to Minnesota in 1986 and started a career in banking. She left banking in 1999 for a leadership technology role in a non-profit organization, returning in 2005, this time as the first employee of a new bank startup.
Best Known as Clair Huxtable from “The Cosby Show”; Committed Advocate for Children, Women’s Issues & Fine Arts
Phylicia Rashad’s reputation as one of America’s most diversified entertainment talents continues to grow. Known to millions of fans worldwide as Clair Huxtable from “The Cosby Show,” Phylicia earned two Emmy Award nominations and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Television Female Performer during her eight years on the show.
Author: Mavericks at Work; Founding Member – Fast Company Magazine; Co-Founder/Editorial Director, The Management Innovation eXchange
For two decades Polly LaBarre has used her writing and speaking to help make organizations more resilient, innovative and inspiring – and to embolden and equip leaders at every level to make a meaningful impact.