Actress, Activist, Humanitarian
Ashley Judd is well known for dexterously starring in both box office hits and for turning in unforgettable performances in fine independent films. From her debut in Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize winner, Ruby In Paradise, to Where the Heart Is, Simon Burch, Helen, De-Lovely and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, her films tell very personal stories-- which is exactly what Judd does when she is not making movies.
Environmental Advocate, Host of The Promised Land
Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
Social Entrepreneur, World Traveler, and Humanitarian. Engage your audience in the future of philanthropy and how one person truly can make a difference.
Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and global humanitarian. She runs innovative philanthropic campaigns around the world through her production company, Travel Mal. Her goal is to connect audiences to incredible causes, create direct change, and inspire others to give back.
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.
Chair of the Caign to Help Afghan Women and Girls, Philanthropist, Feminist and the wife of talk show host Jay Leno
Mavis Nicholson Leno is the Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation's Caign to Help Afghan Women and Girls, and has been the United States' most outspoken critic of the Taliban's horrific treatment of women. Leno joined the Board of Directors of the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1997, after playing an active role in the effort to defeat Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action initiative on the 1996 California ballot.
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.
Wise and Witty Mom, Entrepreneur, Author, Friend
Reneé Rongen is a wise and witty mom, award winning entrepreneur, author and friend to many. Media has dubbed her “the mother of motivation” and a combination of “Oprah, Lilli Tomlin and Mother Teresa”.