Cathy Hackl with Into the Metaverse: The Essential Guide to the Business Opportunities of the Web3 Era

Cathy Hackl is a web3 and metaverse strategist, tech futurist, speaker and author. She's worked with metaverse-related companies such as HTC VIVE, Magic Leap, and AWS, and currently consults with some of the world's leading brands, including P&G, Clinique, Ralph Lauren, Orlando Economic Partnership and more. Hackl is one of the world's first Chief Metaverse Officers and the co-founder of Journey, where she works with luxury, fashion, and beauty brands to create successful metaverse and web3 strategies and helps them […]

Amy Sample Ward with The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World

Amy Sample Ward is driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change. They are the CEO of NTEN, a nonprofit creating a world where missions and movements are more successful through the skillful and equitable use of technology. Amy’s second book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere, was a Terry McAdam Book Award finalist. About The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World Changing the way […]

Paul Scharre with Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Paul Scharre is a former U.S. Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author of the award-winning study of autonomous weapons, Army of None, he is currently vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security. He lives in Virginia. About Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence A new industrial revolution has begun. Like mechanization or electricity before it, artificial intelligence will touch every aspect of our lives―and cause profound disruptions in the […]

Ashley Brown with Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson

Ashley Brown is Assistant Professor and the Allan H. Selig Chair in the History of Sport and Society at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an expert on sport history, women's history, and African American history. About Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson From her start playing paddle tennis on the streets of Harlem as a young teenager to her eleven Grand Slam tennis wins to her professional golf career, Althea Gibson became the most famous black […]

Zee Clarke with Black People Breathe: A Mindfulness Guide to Racial Healing

Zee Clarke has spent over 20 years leading teams at Fortune 500 companies and tech startups in Silicon Valley. After experiencing a number of race related challenges, from racial profiling and harassment by the police to microaggressions in the workplace, she realized that mindfulness and breathwork were much more powerful outside of the yoga studio and in the context of our everyday lives. Trained in India, Zee leverages her toolkit of yoga, meditation, breathwork, sound healing, and Reiki, to ensure […]

Geoffrey L. Cohen with BELONGING: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

Geoffrey L. Cohen is a Professor of Psychology and the James G. March Professor of Organizational Studies in Education and Business at Stanford University. He lives in Palo Alto, California. About BELONGING: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides We live in enormously polarized times. From politics to race, religion, gender, and class, division runs rampant. In 2020, 40 percent of each political party said that supporters of the opposing party were “downright evil.” In 2019, hate crimes reached […]

Orly Lobel with The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future

Orly Lobel is an award-winning author and the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. She is the Director of the Program of Employment and Labor Law as well as the founding faculty of the Center for Intellectual Property and Markets. She is the author of two previous books, You Don't Own Me: How Mattel Vs. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side, which was reviewed by Jill Lepore in The New Yorker and has been optioned […]

Ella Washington with The Necessary Journey: Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Ella F. Washington is an organizational psychologist and DEI expert with a wealth of experience through her involvement as the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions, a Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and the co-host of Gallup’s Center of Black Voices Cultural Competence Podcast. Within all of these roles, Dr. Washington continues to deepen her research pipeline and thought leadership as a Gallup Senior Scientist studying race, strengths and other DEI workplace topics. She […]

Carol Kauffman with Real-Time Leadership: Find Your Winning Moves When the Stakes Are High

Carol Kauffman is an international leader in the field of coaching and has more than 40,000 hours of practice with C-level leaders and their teams, elite athletes, and creatives. She was shortlisted by Thinkers50 as one of the top eight coaches in the world. She is a founding member of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, where she was ranked as the number one leadership coach in the world. Carol is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, a visiting professor at […]

McKenna Sweazey with How to Win Friends and Manage Remotely

As an accomplished executive, both in corporate settings and start-ups, and with a top-rated global MBA (INSEAD), McKenna Sweazey has had to hone her interpersonal relationship skills over Skype, Google Hangouts, Slack, good old-fashioned phone lines, and now Zoom. Her career includes work with successful start-ups like Taboola, which IPO’d in 2021 and where she spent five years. She also worked at the venerated Financial Times as head of global marketing. Currently, she is a marketing strategy consultant for brands in the US and […]