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Social Issues Speakers

Arthur Brooks

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Arthur Brooks is one of the most distinguished conservative voices in Washington D.C. A social scientist who specializes in policy analysis, economics, and social justice, Brooks built national credibility during his tenure as president of… Full Profile


Blake Mycoskie

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

TOMS founder, Blake Mycoskie rewrote the rules of for-profits and philanthropy by creating and following the "one for one" business model. As a social entrepreneur and enthusiastic speaker, Blake shows that using business to improve… Full Profile


Casey Gerald

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

As CEO and Co-founder of MBAs Across America, Casey Gerald has spent his recent years helping young entrepreneurs use their businesses to solve their communities' problems and revitalize the nation at a grassroots level. Named… Full Profile


Courtney Martin

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Described as “one of our most insightful culture critics and one of our finest young writers,” Courtney Martin is a storyteller, feminist, social problem solver, and a provocative speaker. She is the author of six… Full Profile


Mallory Brown

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Michigan, USA

Social entrepreneur Mallory Brown represents a new generation of philanthropy. At age 24, she founded World Clothes Line, an online business that donates one article of clothing for every article sold. Mallory and her numerous… Full Profile


Hugh Evans

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans is on a mission to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030. His organization's flagship event, the Global Citizen Festival recruits millions to the war against… Full Profile


Connie Duckworth

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Illinois, USA

Business strategist Connie Duckworth transferred her skill set from Wall Street to war-torn Afghanistan. The retired Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs, & Co. set up Arzu Hope Studios, a rug-weaving co-op, to give… Full Profile


Paul Shoemaker

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Washington, USA

Paul Shoemaker is a mastermind at knocking down the barriers and curtailing social problems. As the Founding President of Social Ventures Partners International and SVPI's former Executive Connector, he's brought together social changers, researchers, and… Full Profile


Jane Fonda

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Screen legend, political activist, and fitness guru, Jane Fonda has inspired people around the world promoting a greater understanding of our common humanity through her acting and philanthropy. The Academy award-winning actress is recognized for… Full Profile


Anne Mahlum

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

At age 26 social entreperneur, Anne Mahlum launched Back on My Feet, a nonprofit organization that aims to foster self-sufficiency in homeless participants through the discipline and therapeutic empowerment of running. Over the years Anne… Full Profile


Joshua Tetrick

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Joshua Tetrick was named Rookie of the Year as a linebacker with West Virginia University. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan Law School and Cornell University as a Fulbright Scholar. Since… Full Profile


Bill Toliver

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Washington, USA

Bill Toliver grew up in the developing world with a deep understanding of the real work required to make change. He spent 20 years creating successful communications programs for Fortune 500 clients, like Westin Hotels… Full Profile


Sheila Johnson

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Virginia, USA

Sheila C. Johnson is a successful entrepreneur and impassioned philanthropist. As CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality company she founded in 2005, Ms. Johnson oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties, including three… Full Profile


Tavis Smiley

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

One of the most influential philanthropists and human rights activists to come out of media, Tavis Smiley is a driving force for political justice, youth empowerment, and the end of poverty. He is the author… Full Profile


Christine Romans

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Veteran reporter and CNN’s chief business correspondent, Christine Romans delivers the day’s top business news every morning nationwide. An award-winning reporter known for her decades of trustworthy analysis of Wall Street and economic affairs, she… Full Profile


Peter Thum

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Passionately involved with philanthropic concerns in Africa, Peter Thum is CEO and co-founder of Fonderie47, a social venture concerned with mitigating the effects of the widespread availability of assault rifles on that continent. Having worked… Full Profile


Rachael Chong

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Named one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Rachael Chong is an exceptional young woman who has truly committed herself to making the world a better place through her personal life and the… Full Profile


John Wood

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Few individuals choose to walk away at the height of their corporate career to dedicate their life to a social cause. At age 35, John Wood did just that—quitting his position as Microsoft's Director of… Full Profile


Craig Kielburger

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM Ontario, Canada

Social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and syndicated columnist Craig Kielburger likes to give back to the world in as many ways as he can. It’s a trend he’s followed since co-founding Free The… Full Profile


Marc Kielburger

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Ontario, Canada

Leadership expert and youth guru, social entrepreneur Marc Kielburger is a New York Times bestselling author and co-founder (with his brother Craig) of Free The Children. This international charity and educational partnership aims to assist… Full Profile


Lisa Ling

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Throughout her career, Lisa Ling has reported from some of the most dangerous locations from the world in an attempt to bring attention, aid, and change to those who need it the most. A former… Full Profile


Ian Goldin

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

A world expert in economics, finance and global affairs as well as innovation and social issues, Ian Goldin is currently Director of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University, as well as being a Professorial… Full Profile


Cal Thomas

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Cal Thomas is America’s number one political columnist with a twice-weekly column appearing in over 500 newspapers nationwide. Thomas is the author of ten books, including Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War that… Full Profile


Lenora Fulani

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

For over three decades, Lenora Fulani has tirelessly crusaded against social injustice and political corruption. The spirited development psychologist is perhaps best known for her political career as an independent candidate, including two runs for… Full Profile


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