Managing Director of Morgan Stanley
As the first African American to join Morgan Stanley’s management committee, Carla Harris shares proven strategies that have helped her succeed and thrive on Wall Street. She helps audiences maximize success.
President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County
During his 20-year run as president of UMBC, Dr. Hrabowski has transformed a young university into a research institution recognized as one of the most innovative in the country. His goal: continue building a campus that’s first-rate in research and instruction, and that prepares students of all backgrounds for success.
Rockstar Concert Pianist
Jade Simmons creates mind-blowing, MainStage experiences for audiences worldwide — with captivating storytelling and a riveting concert adventure — awakening people to a redefined sense of purpose and inspiring transformative leadership along the way.
Innovative Keynote Speaker & Composer
As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment.
Pop-Culture Writer & Podcaster
Kara is passionate about telling the stories of people of color. She is a former staff writer for "Grown-ish," senior writer for Jezebel, and co-host of Crooked Media's pop-culture podcast "Keep It."
Award-Winning Costume Designer
Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today.