September 7, 2015

Allie Cashel with Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial

Allie Cashel was first diagnosed with Lyme disease in June of 1998; she has been a sufferer of Lyme, Babesiosis, Ehricliosis, and Bartonellosis for sixteen years. While studying at Bard College, she conducted a series of interviews with Chronic Lyme patients in New York and around the world, revealing a complex world of suffering within the Lyme community. Cashel now works as a passionate advocate for increased awareness of Lyme disease: she is on the Junior Board of the Tick […]
August 24, 2015

Jim Whitehurst with The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

Jim Whitehurst is CEO of Red Hat, the largest open source software company in the world. Before joining Red Hat, Whitehurst held various positions at Delta Air Lines, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for operations, sales and customer service, network and revenue management, marketing, and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Delta, he was a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and held various leadership roles in BCG’s Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Atlanta offices. About The Open Organization: Igniting […]
August 23, 2015

Rebecca Shambaugh with It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself From the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Success

Rebecca Shambaugh is the founder, president, and CEO of SHAMBAUGH Leadership, which was recently selected by “Entrepreneur” magazine as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in the Washington, D.C. area. She began her career as a human relations specialist at General Motors and has worked for several major corporations. About It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself From the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Success Turn the top 7 career breakers for women into career makers. […]
August 5, 2015

George Akerlof and Robert Shiller with Phishing for Phools

George Akerlof was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001, along with Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz . He was honored for his theory of asymmetric information and its effect on economic behavior. Akerlof was educated at Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his Ph.D in 1966. He became a full professor at University of California, Berkeley in 1978. He also has been President of the American Economic Association, and on the North American […]
August 4, 2015

Melanne Verveer with Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

Melanne Verveer serves as the Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security. In 2009 President Obama appointed her to be the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the US State Department. Ambassador Verveer worked on behalf of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to coordinate foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women and girls. Prior to her role at the U.S. State Department, Ambassador Verveer served […]
August 3, 2015

Gillian Tett with The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

Gillian Tett oversees global coverage of the financial markets for the Financial Times, the world’s leading newspaper covering finance and business. In 2007 she was awarded the Wincott prize, the premier British award for financial journalism, and in 2008 was named British Business Journalist of the Year. Tett is the author of Saving the Sun: How Wall Street Mavericks Shook Up Japan’s Financial World and Made Billions.. About The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers One of […]
August 2, 2015

Lindsay McGregor with Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation

​Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor have a combined twenty years of practical experience transforming cultures at iconic institutions. They are the cofounders of Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high performing, adaptive cultures through technology, learning programs, and process design. Previously, Neel Doshi was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, founding member of a tech startup, and uninspired employee of several mega-institutions. Lindsay McGregor led projects at McKinsey & Company with Fortune 500 companies as well as school […]