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Transformative Executive Leadership Consultant Using Practical Roadmaps to Create “Speak Up” Cultures that Improve Innovation and Teamwork; Globally Recognized Facilitator Helping Leaders and Teams Build Their Communication, Collaboration and Conflict Management Skills; Former Managing Partner, Triad Consulting Group; Former Advanced Training Director, Harvard Mediation Program and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Bestselling Author, “Unlearning Silence” (March 2024)

Communication Strategy / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Persuasion & Negotiation / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Award-Winning Behavioral Scientist Tackling Critical Social and Environmental Challenges with Solutions That Promote Climate and Financial Sustainability; Associate Professor, Psychology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), University of British Columbia (UBC); Principal Investigator, UBC Behavioral Sustainability Lab; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Editor, “Cash Transfers for Inclusive Societies” (2023)

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Wellness & Well-Being / Energy & Renewables / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Financial Services / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern
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Visionary Gaming Entrepreneur and Innovator Bringing About the Future of Technology at the Intersection of AI, Entertainment and Social Platforms; Machine Learning Expert Exploring the Social Impacts of AI and Ethical Technology; Former President and Chief Strategy Officer, NCSOFT; Board Member, Center for Asia Pacific Policy; Member of the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Visiting Innovation Scholar, MIT School of Engineering; Author, “Push Play” (March 2024) and “Mosaic of Minds” (May 2024)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / Founders & Practitioners / Must-Read Books / New To Stern / Women Speakers & Advisors

Global Technology Ethnographer, Social Scientist and Consultant Working to Ensure Technology Serves Humanity to Foster Social Impact at the Intersection of Data and Humanity; Helps Companies Unearth Pivotal Customer Behavior Insights to Unlock Growth; Co-Founder, Sudden Compass; Member, World Economic Forum Global Futures Data Council; Fulbright Fellow and National Science Foundation Fellow; Advisor, Dangerous Ventures, ReSeed.Farm, SKU

AI, Robotics & Automation / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Generative AI / Future of Work / Strategy / Leadership / Company Culture / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Moderators / New To Stern
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Transformational Sustainability Leader Empowering Organizations to Embed Purpose and Drive Growth; Award-Winning Co-Founder and CEO, Leaders on Purpose Who Spearheads the Renowned Annual CEO Study and Convenes the Influential CEO Summit with UN Leadership; Founding Member, Unilever North American FS Sustainability Council; Collaborator, Harvard’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership; Winner, 2023 Tribeca Disruptor Award; Named One of the Top 22 Women Globally Making a Positive Sustainable Impact, Forbes; Named 2014-2021 Harvard Professional of Excellence for Sustainability Leadership; Shortlisted for the 2023 Ideas into Action Award, Thinkers50

Leadership / Strategy / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Change Management / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Acclaimed Author, Journalist and Leading Thinker on the Future Who Explores Advancements in Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Climate Change; Policy Practitioner Forging Partnerships Across the Private and Public Sectors to Advance the Health of People and the Planet; Columnist, The Washington Post; Senior Lecturer, MIT Program on Science, Technology, and Society; Former Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation, Obama White House; Author, “The Optimist’s Telescope”

Futurists / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / STEAM / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Metaverse / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern

Cultural Anthropologist and Leading Voice on Questions of Race, History and Political Culture Across the Americas; Professor, Princeton University Effron Center for the Study of America; The New York Times Columnist; Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Producer; Author, “Non-Sovereign Futures” and “Aftershocks of Disaster”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Policy & Government / Company Culture / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Organizational Learning Expert Who Helps Teams and Companies Innovate, Integrate and Perform Better With a Focus on Team Climates and Psychological Safety at Work; Professor of Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 2023 Thinkers50 Radar List

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Executive Education / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Authority on the Reform and Expansion of Chinese Capitalism and its Interaction with the Rest of the World; Expert on the Future of US-China Competition; Author, “Precarious Ties” (September 2023) and “Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism”; F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor in Business, Government and International Economy, Harvard Business School

Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Executive Education / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Policy & Government / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Leading Happiness and Well-Being Researcher Who Helps Individuals and Organizations Build Social Connections at Work; Expert on Optimizing the Use of Time, Money, Technology and Carbon to Enhance Happiness; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia; 2019 TED Curator’s Pick; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Co-Author, “Happy Money” and “The Joy of Climate Change”

Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Neuroscience / Leadership / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Psychological Safety / Generative AI / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern
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Top Advisor at the Intersection of Responsible Technology and Business Who Helps Companies Address Accelerating Change Due to AI-Enabled Technology, Shifting Social Dynamics and Heightened Global Competition; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kleiner Powell International; Co-Author, “The AI Dilemma” (August 2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Trust & Empathy / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors

Award-Winning Behavioral Scientist Helping Organizations Build Resilience, Trust and Deeper Connections with Employees, Customers and Teams; Marketing Expert Uncovering and Leveraging Underlying Psychological Insights to Translate Human Behavior into Business Strategy; Dean, MBA Program in International Business and Associate Professor of Marketing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Persuasion & Negotiation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / International Speakers & Advisors / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Award-Winning Professor, Case Writer, and Thought Leader Whose Three Decades of Data Monetization Research Includes Topics Ranging From Data Monetization Strategy and Scaling AI to Data Sharing and Acceptable Data Use; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR); Award-Winning Author, “Data is Everybody’s Business” (2023)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Business Model Innovation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Moderators / Platform Revolution / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Renowned Data Architect and Legal Scholar Helping Executives Make Better, More Inclusive Decisions for Themselves and Their Organizations; Award-Winning Expert on Behavioral and Data Science, Big Data & AI, Race & Gender and Leadership Strategy; Chair, Leadership Research Initiative For Women and Minority Attorneys, Harvard Law School; Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Center on the Legal Profession; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program; Author, “Diversity Dividend” (September 2023)

Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Quantum Technology Expert Working to Unleash the Power of High-Performance Computing at Scale; Pioneering Deep Technology Inventor Bringing About the Future of Quantum Security, Materials and Sensing; Principal Investigator, Narang Lab and Professor in Physical Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aliro; 2023 US Science Envoy; Winner of the 2023 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, American Physical Society; 2023 Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Top Innovator, MIT Tech Review; Forbes “30 Under 30”

Quantum Computing / Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / STEAM / Futurists / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Global Authority on Choice and Decision-Making Who Leverages Neurological and Cognitive Science to Generate, Identify and Cultivate Innovation; Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; Top 10 Management Thinker in the World and Innovation Award Winner, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Art of Choosing” (2010), and the Award-Winning “Think Bigger” (2023)

Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Persuasion & Negotiation / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs
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Award-Winning Organizational Economist Who Identifies Key Growth and Productivity Drivers by Measuring Management Practices and Leadership Behavior in Organizations Worldwide; Top Global Researcher Aligning Employee Reskilling Efforts with Business Strategy; Professor of Business Administration and Co-Chair, Project on Managing the Future of Work, Senior Associate Dean of Publishing, Harvard Business School; Co-Leader, Digital Reskilling Lab, Harvard Business School; Thinkers50 Radar, 2023; Co-Editor, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization

Strategy / Leadership / Change Management / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Company Culture / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Leadership Coach and Authority on Psychological Safety and Empowering Employees to Speak Truth to Power; Renowned Educator, Researcher and Consultant on Mindfulness and Diversity in the Workplace; Author, “Speak Up” (2019) and “Mind Time” (2018); Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, Oxford University; Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Communication Strategy / Strategy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Generative AI / Change Management / Wellness & Well-Being / Neuroscience / Executive Education / TED Speakers / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Aerospace Pioneer and Multidisciplinary Authority on the Requirements of Human Performance On and Beyond Earth; Former NASA Deputy Administrator and Current Director, MIT Media Lab; Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, MIT

Innovation & Design / Leadership / Space Exploration & Interplanetary Life / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Futurists / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Founders & Practitioners

World-Renowned Expert on Leadership and Diversity-Driven Innovation; Award-Winning Co-Author of Bestseller “Collective Genius;” Co-Founder, Paradox Strategies Leadership Advisory Firm; Co-Founder, InnovationForce; Chair of the Leadership Initiative and Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Named a Top 50 Management Thinker in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Leadership / Innovation & Design / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Strategy / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / AI, Robotics & Automation / TED Speakers / Financial Services / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Executive Education / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors
Rana el Kaliouby

Pioneering AI Scientist and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur, Investor and Authority on Developing an AI Mindset for Competitive Advantage; Expert on Designing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Tulip Ventures; Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded” (2020)

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Futurists / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / Must-Read Books / Transportation, Micromobility & Infrastructure / Executive Education / Moderators / Trust & Empathy / Founders & Practitioners

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” and “Right Kind of Wrong” (September 2023)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Future of Work / Navigating Uncertainty / Change Management / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Communication Strategy / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

Expert on Persuasion and Decision-Making; Leverages Behavioral Economics to Help People & Do Business Better; Professor, Yale School of Management; Bestselling Author, “Influence is Your Superpower” (2022)

Persuasion & Negotiation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Executive Education
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Captivating, Powerful Storyteller and One of the Youngest Living Survivors of the Holocaust Sharing Her Vivid Memories to Speak Out Against Extremism and Violence; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Daughter of Auschwitz” (September 2022); Clinical Therapist, Social Worker and Former Executive Director, Jewish Family Center of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, New Jersey; Board Member, Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Raritan Valley Community College; Former Educator, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors

Cutting-Edge Thought Leader on the Future of Work, the Future of Learning, and the Challenge of Upskilling and Reskilling the Workforce; Chief Strategy Officer, Southern New Hampshire University; Former Chief Learning Officer, Degreed; Co-Author, “The Expertise Economy” (2018)

Future of Work / Education & Lifelong Learning / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Platform Revolution
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Authority on Stress, Well-Being and Optimal Aging; Corporate Advisor Who Teaches Leaders How to Apply Research-Backed Science to Scalable Interventions that Bolster Organizational Resilience; Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vice-Chair for Adult Psychology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center; Author, New York Times Bestseller “The Telomere Effect” (2017) and “The Stress Prescription” (2022)

Company Culture / Health Care & Medicine / Inspirational Speakers / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

Award-Winning Global Researcher Identifying Winning Innovation Strategies for Organizations That Leverage Digitization and Artificial Intelligence; Renowned Scholar Investigating the Intersection of Technological and Scientific Innovation and the Future of Work; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Lab for Innovation Science; Professor of Management and Head of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network Research Center, Warwick Business School

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Future of Work / Women Speakers & Advisors / International Speakers & Advisors
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International Authority on Corporate Culture Who Helps Leaders Identify and Quantify Gaps Between Current and Strategically Ideal Culture to Drive High Performance; Expert on Building Effective Culture in the Context of Remote and Hybrid Work; Co-Creator of the Organizational Culture Profile; Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Workplace Culture and Innovation

Company Culture / Strategy / Leadership / Future of Work / Change Management / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / AI, Robotics & Automation / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors

Foremost Expert on the Psychology of Harnessing Fear and Cultivating Courage; Award-Winning Neuroscientist Uncovering Mechanisms for Increasing Empathy and Altruism; Director, Georgetown University’s Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience; Award-Winning Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Health Care & Medicine / Neuroscience / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Pioneering Collaboration Expert and Advisor Who Uses Data-Driven Principles and Practices to Achieve Cross-Silo Teamwork; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School and Executive Education Professor at Harvard Business School; Former McKinsey Strategy Consultant; Bestselling Author of More Than 100 Publications Including “Smart Collaboration” (2017) and “Smarter Collaboration” (2022); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50

Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Leadership / Strategy / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Business Model Innovation / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Executive Education / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Authority on Calm, Confident Conflict Resolution, Healthy Communication and Positive Relationships at Work; Author, “Getting Along” (2022) and “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” (2017); Co-Host, Women at Work Podcast; Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Executive Education
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Authority on Stress Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, Leadership Development, and Women’s Leadership within Organizational Environments; Award-Winning Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business and Faculty Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School; Host, TED Business Podcast; Thinkers50 Radar List 2022

Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Future of Work / Leadership / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Wellness & Well-Being / Neuroscience / Experiential Programs / Executive Education / Moderators / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Pioneering Organizational Strategy Scholar and Practitioner Helping Leaders Build Inclusive, Positive and Resilient Cultures; Award-Winning Authority on Crisis Leadership, Women’s Leadership and Management Strategies That Nurture the Highest Level of Human Potential; President, Simmons University; Named “Next Generation Business Thinker” by Financial Times; Co-Author of Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestseller “Arrive and Thrive” (April 2022) and “The Prepared Leader” (September 2022)

Leadership / Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Navigating Uncertainty / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Acclaimed Psychological Safety, Organizational Learning, and Health Care Management Scholar Focused on Helping Leaders Foster an Agile Culture of Innovation, Problem-Solving and Teamwork; Qualitative and Quantitative Field Researcher Who Studies the Dynamics of People Working Together Primarily in Health Care Settings but Also in Other Settings; Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being

Award-Winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Bestselling Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (2022)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Wellness & Well-Being / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners / Moderators / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Renowned Authority on Group Dynamics Across Differences in Classes, Generations and Racial Groups Who Helps Leaders Create Workplaces Based on Recognition and Dignity; Professor of European Studies, Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Winner, 2024 Kohli Prize for Sociology; Co-Chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report, “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives”; Author, “Seeing Others” (2023)

Company Culture / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Wellness & Well-Being / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

Global Authority on Leadership, Power, and Organizational Behavior Helping Change Makers Successfully Initiate and Implement Business Transformation; Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School; Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder and Faculty Chair, Social Innovation + Change Initiative; Award-Winning Co-Author, “Power, for All: How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business” (2021) and “Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy” (May 2022)

Company Culture / Leadership / Change Management / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors

Renowned Climate and Energy Policy Expert, Policy Strategist and Researcher Helping Leaders Build Clean Energy Practices into Their Long-Term Plans to Secure the Future; Award-Winning Author, “Short Circuiting Policy”; Co-Host of Top Climate Podcast “A Matter of Degrees”; Associate Professor of Environmental Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara; Fellow, Harvard University Radcliffe Institute; Senior Policy Counsel, Rewiring America; Senior Policy Advisor, Evergreen Action; Named to 2022 TIME100 Next and Business Insider 2022 Climate Action 30 Lists

Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Energy & Renewables
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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Being a Great Boss, and Inclusion; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Psychology of Good People; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Professor of Management and Organizations; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” and “A More Just Future”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Experiential Programs / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Globally Recognized Authority on U.S.-Russian Relations Who Advises Governments and the Private Sector on Challenges From Russia to Global Security in the Coming New Cold War; Former Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia; Award-winning Author, “The Limits of Partnership” and “Putin’s World”

Leadership / Policy & Government / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Navigating Uncertainty / Energy & Renewables / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-Editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-Host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-Founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Leadership / Policy & Government / Strategy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Energy & Renewables / Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues / Founders & Practitioners

Authority on Designing the Future of Earning and Learning in the Age of Longevity; Upskilling and Reskilling Visionary Helping Organizations Build Talent, Not Just Buy It; Founder, Rise & Design; Author, “Long Life Learning”

Education & Lifelong Learning / Longevity & Aging / Future of Work / Generative AI / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Company Culture / Change Management / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Executive Education
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Globally Recognized Authority on the Emotional and Social Impact of Technology, With a Focus on How Individuals and Organizations Can Improve Their Capacities for Empathy and Communication in a World Dominated By Screens; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Make Technology Work for Them; Researcher on the Emotional and Sociological Effect of Generative AI; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Chaired Professor, Sociology of Science and Technology, MIT; Author of Pathbreaking Books on the Human Side of Technology, Including “The Second Self” and “Life on the Screen,” The New York Times Bestseller “Reclaiming Conversation,” and The New York Times Editor’s Pick Best Book of the Year “The Empathy Diaries”

Trust & Empathy / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Wellness & Well-Being / Future of Work / Company Culture / Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Communication Strategy / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Award-Winning Operations Strategist Whose Profit-Driving Good Jobs Framework Improves Investor, Customer and Employee Lives; Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management; Named One of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants; Founder, Good Jobs Institute (GJI); Author, “The Good Jobs Strategy” and “The Case for Good Jobs” (June 2023); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and Winner, 2023 Talent Award, Thinkers50

Strategy / Supply Chain Management / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Change Management / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Wellness & Well-Being / Business Model Innovation / Company Culture / Financial Services / Inspirational Speakers / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Health Care Transformation Visionary and Pioneer in Value-Based Care Delivery; Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care; Professor, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin; Harvard Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Internationally Recognized Authority on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Expert Who Helps Leaders Understand the Impacts of Layoffs on Individuals and Organizations; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (July 2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on How Technology Shapes Business, Political and Social Structures, Gender Roles, and Society; Senior Associate Dean of Business and Global Society, Harvard Business School; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Leadership / Strategy / AI, Robotics & Automation / Future of Work / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Inspirational Speakers / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Renowned Foreign Policy Expert, Leadership Advisor, Gender Equality Advocate and Entrepreneur Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving; CEO, New America; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, “Renewal”

Leadership / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Policy & Government / Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Trust & Empathy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Future of Work / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners / Inspirational Speakers / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Navigating Uncertainty / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society

Successful Hedge Fund Entrepreneur with Vast Expertise in Investing, Emerging Technologies and Corporate Leadership; Visiting Lecturer at MIT and Harvard Business School; Contributor to World Economic Forum Research; Founding Partner, Domeyard LP and CEO, Databento; Author, “The Finance Snake”

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Generative AI / AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / Financial Services / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners

Digital Health Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Mobile & Wearable Technology for Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being; Expert on Emotion AI and the Ethics of Its Use; Top Cited Scholar in the Areas of Digital Health and Affective Computing; Co-Founder, Affectiva; Co-Founder and Chairman, Empatica; Director, Affective Computing Research, MIT Media Lab; Professor, MIT; Faculty Chair MindHandHeart

AI, Robotics & Automation / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Leadership Development Authority with Expertise in Crisis Management, Dual-Career Couples and Gender Balance in the Workplace; Award-Winning Researcher and Organizational Performance Expert; Professor and Director of the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, INSEAD; Author, “Couples That Work” (2019)

Leadership / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Executive Education / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Behavioral Economics Expert and Leader in Applying Human Insights to Business Strategy, Marketing and Operations; Co-Founder, BEworks; Founder and CEO, Trial Run; Lifetime Achievement Award, Consulting Magazine

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Leading Authority on Social Norms and Norm Change, Individual and Social Network-Wide Behavioral Change, and the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict; 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Professor, Princeton University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Change Management / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Foremost Expert on Digital Currencies and Blockchains; Financial Democratization Enthusiast; Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab

Cybersecurity, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies / Trust & Empathy / Emerging Technology / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Financial Services / Platform Revolution
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Pioneering Authority on Brain Health, Women’s Brains, and Brain Nutrition; Director, Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC); Associate Director, WCMC/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic; Author, “The Menopause Brain” (2024)

Health Care & Medicine / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Wellness & Well-Being / Neuroscience

Renowned Brand Marketing Strategist Whose Retailing Success Matrix Offers Companies Winning Strategies for Surviving Disruption; Expert on Brand Loyalty, Management and Consumer Decision-Making; Bestselling, Award-Winning Author, “The Shopping Revolution” (2021); Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School; Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute

Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Metaverse

Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Professor of Engineering and Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northeastern University; Researcher, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

Neuroscience / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / STEAM / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Innovation & Design / Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors

Acclaimed Technology Pioneer in Virtual Reality, Consumer Electronics and Medical Devices; Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur Inspiring Others to Think Bigger and Use New Techniques to Tackle The World’s Toughest Problems; Pioneer in Medical Therapeutics and Diagnostics and Telepathic Technology; Founder, CEO and Chairman, Openwater; Co-Founder, One Laptop Per Child and Architect of the $100 Laptop; High-Level Tech Executive at Google, Facebook, Oculus and Intel; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World; Forbes 50 Over 50, 2022: Entrepreneurs; CNN Top 10 Thinker

Emerging Technology / Founders & Practitioners / Futurists / Health Care & Medicine / Neuroscience / Innovation & Design / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Pioneering Innovator, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Robotic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Health Care and Education; Co-Founder and Board Director, Zyrobotics; Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University; Bestselling Author, “Sex, Race and Robots”

AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Futurists / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Education & Lifelong Learning / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Trust & Empathy / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers
Constance Hadley

Authority on Team Dynamics Who Helps Leaders Foster a Culture of Psychological Safety and Well-Being in the Workplace; Expert on Leadership Strategies and Processes for Building Collaborative, Resilient Organizations in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments; Founder and Chief Scientist, The Institute for Life at Work; Former Consulting Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab; Management and Organizations Research Associate Professor, Questrom School of Business, Boston University; Board Member, Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Wellness & Well-Being / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Change Management / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Trust & Empathy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Experiential Programs / Executive Education / Women Speakers & Advisors

Acclaimed Journalist and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Groundbreaking Researcher Revealing How to Unlock Value By Empowering Employees to Be Their Whole Selves at Work; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021) and Author, “The Cycle” (2024); Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department; Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Future of Work / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
Renee Richardson Gosline

Globally Recognized Digital Marketing Expert Whose Frameworks Help Organizations Improve Customer Experiences by Leveraging AI and Behavioral Economics; Practitioner and Corporate Advisor on Brand Strategy, Customer Experience and Inclusive Leadership; Senior Lecturer in the Management Science Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Principal Research Scientist, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE); Digital Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

Marketing, Branding & Sales / AI, Robotics & Automation / Generative AI / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Social Media Marketing & Business Analytics / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Executive Education

Expert on the Future of Education Focused on Building Students’ Social Capital, Competency-Based Education and Blending Learning; Director, Education at Clayton Christensen Institute; Co-Author, “Who You Know” (2018)

Education & Lifelong Learning / Innovation & Design / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books
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Acclaimed Education and Human Development Scholar Helping Educators, Parents, Trustees, Young People, K-12 Institutions and Institutions of Higher Learning Think About the Meaning and Role of Education in People’s Lives; Veteran Researcher (with Howard Gardner), Harvard Graduate School of Education; Lead Author, “The Real World of College” (2022); Lead Author, “Making Good” (2004); Project Director, Project Zero

Education & Lifelong Learning / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work
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McKinsey Award-Winning Author, Engaging Speaker and Renowned Executive Educator Who Shows Leaders New Ways to Shape Successful Organizations Today; Named Among the Most Influential Living Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 Five Times; Director of London Business School’s Leadership Program for Senior-most Executives

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
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Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (formerly Muufri) and Clara Foods

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / STEAM / Emerging Technology / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Futurists / Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners

Pioneer in Using Virtual Reality to Expose the Devastating Impact of Racism on Individuals, Organizations and Society; Expert on Understanding How Racism in the Media Affects Human Health; Transdisciplinary Scholar; Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Health Care & Medicine / Emerging Technology / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Metaverse / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Experiential Programs
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Leading Expert on Disruptive Innovation in Business, Health Care, Education, and Economic Development; President, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Health Care & Medicine / Women Speakers & Advisors / Founders & Practitioners
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Acclaimed Bioethicist, Futurist, and Legal Scholar Who Advises Organizations and Governments on Issues Surrounding Genetic Engineering and Emerging Sciences; Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin; Former David A. Hamburg Fellow, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Lead Co-Chair, “BioMade”; Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Committee on Emerging Science, Technology and Innovation

Bioengineering, Genetics & Cellular Agriculture / Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Policy & Government / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Emerging Technology / STEAM / TED Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors
Raquel Bono

Changemaker and Trailblazer in Genuine Leadership, Medicine, and Public Health; Retired Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy; Chief Health Officer, Viking Cruises; Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; Founder, Military Health Corps Female Physicians Leadership Course; Former CEO and Director, Defense Health Agency; Former Director, Washington State Covid-19 Health System Response Team

Health Care & Medicine / Leadership / Inspirational Speakers / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / STEAM / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors
Nava Ashraf

Evidence-Based Behavioral Economist and Field Researcher Helping Organizations Improve Workforce Performance and Employee Satisfaction by Evaluating the Impact of Policies, Practices and Incentives; Pioneering Authority on the Concept of Altruistic Capital; Expert on Gender Economics, Family Economics, Diversity and Inclusion, and Workplace Dynamics; Inaugural Director of Research, Marshall Institute; Co-Director, Psychology and Economics Program, STICERD; Founding Director of the Altruistic Capital Lab and Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Executive Education
BETH ALTRINGER

Award-Winning Designer and Expert on Combining Design, Technology and Behavioral Science to Create Innovative Products, Services and Experiences; Unrivaled Authority on Innovation Leadership, Product Desirability and Outside-the-Box Design Thinking; Founder, The Desirability Lab; Principal, Ames Studio; Professor of Practice and Executive Director, Joint Master of Arts in Design Engineering (MADE) Program, Brown University and RISD

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Investment Strategies / Innovation & Design / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Strategy / Emerging Technology / Generative AI / Future of Work / AI, Robotics & Automation / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Women Speakers & Advisors

Pioneering Robotics Researcher Focused on Deconstructing Algorithms to Make Robot Processes Clear Through Explainable AI; Expert on Developing Socially and Physically Assistive Machines That Improve Lives; Foremost Expert on Human-Centered Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration; Director, Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab and the A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

AI, Robotics & Automation / Emerging Technology / STEAM / Health Care & Medicine / Generative AI / Future of Work / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Women Speakers & Advisors