February 9, 2016

Nicholas Kristof with A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband and wife, have coauthored three previous books: Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. Now an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, Kristof was previously bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. WuDunn worked at The New York […]
February 8, 2016

Pamela Meyer with The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. is the President of Meyer Creativity Associates where she works with organizations internationally who want to be more innovative and agile. Meyer is the author of three books on innovation, learning and change, including From Workspace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010). In addition to her speaking and consulting practice, Pamela teaches courses in business creativity, organizational change, and adult learning at DePaul University, School for New Learning in Chicago, where she is also […]
February 8, 2016

Hooks Book Events Supports New Bridge to the Arts Program with A Wider Circle

Hook Book Events has partnered with A Wider Circle to deliver a new program featuring author events. The Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) program is dedicated to helping individuals and families pursue a new vision for their lives – a vision that does not include poverty – by bridging the cultural divide in Washington, DC. Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) will bring participants to local events ranging from book talks and concerts to theater programs and more. BTTA will also work with A Wider Circle’s Center […]
January 28, 2016

Matthew Desmond with Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 4:00PM, Washington, DC A Wider Circle Presents: Evicted, A conversation with Matthew Desmond Register here>> Join author Matthew Desmond, 2015 MacArthur “Genius” grant awardee, to hear about his acclaimed book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. The discussion will be moderated by A Wider Circle’s founder Mark Bergel. The event will serve as a community conversation on topics discussed in the book (poverty, inequality, and homelessness) as they relate to the work of A Wider Circle and non-profit organizations.  […]
January 21, 2016

Howard Ross with Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Howard J. Ross is founder and chief learning officer of Cook Ross Inc., a diversity consulting company. He is one of the nation’s leading diversity consultants and a nationally recognized expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change. He is past chairman of Leadership Washington and a former director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. About Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each […]
January 14, 2016

Jennifer Deal with What Millennials Want from Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce

Jennifer Deal is a senior research scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership and an affiliated research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. About What Millennials Want from Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce Millennials have been burdened with a reputation as spoiled, lazy, and entitled, but the reality behind the stereotype is far richer and more complex. Who are Millennials and what do they really want? Based on fieldwork and […]
January 13, 2016

Adam Stelzner with The Right Kind of Crazy

Adam Stelzner is an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked on several flight missions, including Galileo, Cassini, and Mars Pathfinder, and the Mars Exploration Rover project. He was the phase lead and development manager for the Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity rover’s Entry, Descent, and Landing phase; he also helped design, build, and test the Sky Crane landing system. He lives in Pasadena, California. About The Right Kind of Crazy The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is home to some of history’s most jaw-dropping feats of engineering. […]