Leadership In Action Speakers

For the Leadership In Action series, we are thrilled to bring in a truly inspiring lineup of leaders who will host workshops for Global Citizen Academy students. In live conversations moderated by Global Citizen Year alumni, these speakers will share insight, expertise, and inspiration for making a meaningful impact in the world.

Speakers

Abby Falik
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Abby Falik

Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Year
Agapi Stassinopoulos
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Agapi Stassinopoulos

Author, motivational speaker & Thrive Global facilitator
Alexandra Bernadotte
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Alexandra Bernadotte

Founder & CEO, Beyond 12
Andrew Youn
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Andrew Youn

CEO, One Acre Fund
Arianna Huffington
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Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
Ashanti Branch
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Ashanti Branch

Founder & Executive Director, Ever Forward
Bill George
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Bill George

Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic Author of Discover Your True North
Courtney Martin
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Courtney Martin

Journalist
DeRay Mckesson
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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist, Educator, Podcaster, & Author
Dereca Blackmon
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Dereca Blackmon

CEO, Inclusion Design Group
Dr. Jennifer Aaker
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Dr. Jennifer Aaker

General Atlantic Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Dr. Raj Panjabi
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Dr. Raj Panjabi

Last Mile Health & Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Eddie Ndopu
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Eddie Ndopu

United Nations Secretary-General's Global Advocate for Sustainable Development
Jay Shetty
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Jay Shetty

Storyteller, Podcast Host, Former Monk
Jennifer Morgan
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Jennifer Morgan

Executive Director, Greenpeace International
Joey Hubbard
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Joey Hubbard

Chief Training Officer, Thrive Global
Julie Lythcott-Haims
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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Author, former Stanford dean
Jéssica Silva Rios
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Jéssica Silva Rios

Partner & Leader of the Impact Management & Measurement Strategy at Vox Capital
Mandana Dayani
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Mandana Dayani

Creator & Cofounder, I am a voter.
Melinda Gates
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Melinda Gates

Philanthropist, Author, & Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Niketu Iralu
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Niketu Iralu

Social Worker restoring community relationships in India and Myanmar
Premal Shah
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Premal Shah

Co-founder Kiva.org
Priti Krishtel
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Priti Krishtel

Co-Executive Director, I-MAK
Selena Sermeno
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Selena Sermeno

Psychologist, Educator and Facilitator
Seth Godin
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Seth Godin

Author, Teacher, akimbo.com
Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes

Singer/Songwriter
Sheryl Sandberg
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Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sophia Bush
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Sophia Bush

Actress & Activist
Toni Townes-Whitley
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Toni Townes-Whitley

President, US Regulated Industries
Varshini Prakash
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Varshini Prakash

Executive Director and Co-founder of Sunrise Movement
Wendy Kopp
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Wendy Kopp

CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All
Ziad Ahmed
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Ziad Ahmed

21-year-old entrepreneur, student, and speaker

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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