Leadership In Action Speaker Series

For the Leadership In Action series, we are thrilled to bring in some of today's most impactful leaders to​ talk​ with Academy students. In live conversations moderated by Global Citizen Year alumni, these speakers will share their​ ​experiences practicing leadership. ​Academy students will have the rare opportunity to direct questions to these influential leaders -- gaining valuable insights on how they have overcome challenges, learned from mistakes, strived to stay accountable to their values, and how they too are continuing to grow on their leadership journeys.

We're thrilled to share our ever-growing lineup of speakers for the Spring Semester -- check back regularly to see the latest additions!

Academy Speakers: Spring 2021

Abby Falik
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Abby Falik

Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Year
Adam Grant
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Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, Wharton School of Business
Doug Hirsch
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Doug Hirsch

Co-founder & Co-CEO, GoodRx
Edgard Gouveia Júnior
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Edgard Gouveia Júnior

Architect, Urbanist, and Professor
Jennifer Kaberi
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Jennifer Kaberi

Founder, Mtoto News
Joey Hubbard
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Joey Hubbard

Chief Training Officer, Thrive Global
Matt Dalio
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Matt Dalio

Founder, Endless
Selina Tobaccowala
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Selina Tobaccowala

Chief Digital Officer, Openfit
Sheryl Sandberg
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Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sundar Pichai
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Sundar Pichai

CEO, Google and Alphabet

PAST ACADEMY SPEAKERS INCLUDE

DeRay Mckesson
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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist, Educator, Podcaster, & Author
Jay Shetty
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Jay Shetty

Storyteller, Podcast Host, Former Monk
Melinda Gates
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Melinda Gates

Philanthropist, Author, & Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes

Singer/Songwriter
View our full list of past speakers

Alumni Moderators

Aiman Marzio
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Aiman Marzio

Senegal ‘15 Minerva Schools at KGI ‘19
Alexander Taylor
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Alexander Taylor

Senegal ‘19 Morehouse College ‘23
Erica Gonzales
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Erica Gonzales

Brazil ‘16 Minerva Schools at KGI ‘21
Joan Hanawi
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Joan Hanawi

Ecuador ‘12 UCLA ‘16
Jordan Lee
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Jordan Lee

Ecuador ‘13 Yale ‘17
Madeline Lisaius
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Madeline Lisaius

Ecuador ‘14, Stanford BS ‘18, MS ‘19
Na’ilah Harris
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Na’ilah Harris

Brazil ‘15 The New School ‘20
Sahar Thomson
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Sahar Thomson

Ecuador ‘17, Quest University Canada ‘20
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