Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light & Award-Winning Author
Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents (President Bush and President Clinton). She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents' Summit for America's Future. Amy received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management.
Entrepreneur, Runner, Risk Taker, Leader and Founder of [solidcore] and Back On My Feet
Anne M. Mahlum is an entrepreneur who knows how to create and build with purpose¦and she knows how to do it fast. She is currently the owner and CEO of a fast-growing boutique fitness company she founded in DC in 2013 called [solidcore] - www.solidcore.co.
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.
Sociologist, Author, Entertainer
No one defies stereotypes, generalizations or cliches more than Dr. Bertice Berry. Growing up poor in Wilmington, Delaware, the sixth of seven children, Bertice was told by a high school teacher that she was "not college material". Fortunately, there was another teacher who believed that she was destined for more.
Expert on Authenticity, Vulnerability and Courage
Dr. Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brene Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past fourteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers.
Founder, The Wild Institute
Award winning speaker and business owner, Chris Heeter, is out to create a wild revolution in the workplace. As a wilderness guide for over 28 years, Chris has led and worked with countless teams, helping them literally and figuratively, find their way as a group and as individuals.