Author, Performer, Truth/Fun Seeker
Writing and theater were Lorna Landvik’s twin passions when she was growing up in her home town of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, she and her best friend traveled in Europe, settling in Bavaria where they supported themselves as hotel chamber maids and English tutors.
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.
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.
Entrepreneur, Journalist, and Popular Broadcast Personality
The Great Recession hit many Americans right where it hurt: our homes, our jobs, and our finances. In recent years, we have faced major setbacks. Many of us are feeling stuck in our jobs, struggling to find motivation, and wondering if we will ever reach our goals. How can we get back on track and recapture our signature can-do spirit? We learn from those who have.
The World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso
Mike Rayburn is a captivating keynote artist with a presentation completely unlike any you’ve ever seen! Having been called “the World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso,” Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations.