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Dolly Chugh

Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Inclusivity and the Psychology of Good People; Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” (2018) and “A More Just Future” (October 2022)

Ruchika Tulshyan

Award-winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (March 2022)

Gideon Lichfield

Trailblazing Journalist, Tech Guru, and Futurist Helping Organizations Anticipate Technology Trends That Are Poised to Disrupt Business and Society; Global Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine; Former Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review; Co-founding Editor, Quartz Magazine

Michèle Lamont

Renowned Authority on Culture and Individual and Group Transformation Helping Leaders Create Conditions Where Dignity and Equality Are Actively Promoted and Ensured; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Co-chair, Advisory Board to the 2021-22 UN Human Development Report “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a World in Transformation”; Author, “From Having to Being” (2023)

Kristy Johnson

Pioneering Neuroscientist, Technologist and Multidisciplinary Researcher Focused on Improving the Lives of People with Autism and Complex Neurodevelopmental Differences; Expert on How Genetics Shape Language; Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital

David De Cremer

Renowned Behavioral Scientist, Digital Transformation Strategist and Leadership Advisor Helping Organizations Balance the Human + AI Equation; Provost Chair and Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School; Director and Founder, Centre on AI Technology for Humankind; Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School and St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University; Research Member, The Justice Collaboratory, Yale Law School

Megan Reitz

Leadership Coach and Authority on Psychological Safety and Empowering Employees to Speak Truth to Power; Renowned Educator, Researcher and Consultant on Mindfulness and Diversity in the Workplace; Author, “Speak Up” (2019); Professor of Leadership and Dialogue, Hult International Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Shalene Gupta

Acclaimed Journalist, Researcher and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Co-author, “The Power of Trust” (2021); Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department; Named to the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022

Sandra J. Sucher

Internationally Recognized Expert on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Co-author, “The Power of Trust” (July 2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Constance Hadley

Authority on Team Dynamics Helping Leaders Foster a Culture of Psychological Safety and Well-Being in the Workplace; Expert on Leadership Strategies and Processes for Building Collaborative, Resilient Organizations in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments; Management and Organizations Lecturer, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Shantanu Nundy, MD

Physician, Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Digital Health Care Advocate Working to Build a More Effective, Equitable and Affordable Health Care System; Chief Medical Officer, Accolade; Senior Technology Advisor to the World Bank; Health Care Policy Lecturer, George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health; Author, “Care After Covid” (May 2021)

Nicholas A. Christakis, MD

Renowned Physician, Epidemiologist, Public Health Expert, and Social Scientist Whose Work Helps Organizations Positively Influence Group Behaviors; Authority on Pandemics and the Future Effects of Covid-19; Professor and Director, The Human Nature Lab, Yale University; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Blueprint” (2019); Author, “Apollo’s Arrow” (2020)

Betsy Levy Paluck

Leading Authority on Social Norms and Norm Change, Individual and Social Network-wide Behavioral Change, and the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict; 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Professor, Princeton University

Debora Spar

New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on How Technology Shapes Business, Political and Social Structures, Gender Roles, and Society; Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School Online; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Renowned Foreign Policy Expert, Leadership Advisor, Gender Equality Advocate and Entrepreneur Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving; CEO, New America; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, “Renewal” (September 2021)

Amy Edmondson

Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” (2018); Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50

Rawi Abdelal

Foremost Authority on Geopolitical Trends Affecting Businesses, Economies, Supply Chains and Social Structures; Transformative Strategist and Advisor Helping Leaders Position Their Organizations for a Sustainable Future; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

Kai D. Wright

Leading Expert on Building Culturally Fluent, Change-Resilient Organizations; Global Advisor on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices; Global Media Executive and Creator, Blacklist100; Lecturer, Columbia University; Author, “Follow the Feeling” (2019)

Rupert Younger

The World’s Preeminent Authority on Reputation, Trust, Inequality and Successful Branding for People, Businesses, Governments and Other Institutions; Founding Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation; Co-Author of the Bestseller, “The Reputation Game” (2018)

Desmond U. Patton

Pioneering Social Worker at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, Empathy, Race and Society; Founding Director, SAFE Lab; Co-director, Justice, Equity and Technology Lab, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Data Science Institute (DSI), and Senior Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs and Professor, Columbia University; Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights

Courtney D. Cogburn

Pioneer in Using Virtual Reality to Expose the Devastating Impact of Racism on Individuals, Organizations and Society; Expert on Understanding How Racism in the Media Affects Human Health; Transdisciplinary Scholar; Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Iyad Rahwan

Acclaimed Futurist, Computer Scientist and Pioneering AI Scholar Whose Ongoing Research Reveals How Emerging Technologies Will Impact Humans and Related Long-term Investments; Foremost Expert on the Future of Work, Human-Machine Collaboration and the Ethics of AI and Autonomous Vehicles; Director, Center for Humans & Machines, Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Former Professor, MIT Media Lab; Editor, Artificial Intelligence Journal; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

Rana el Kaliouby

Rana El Kaliouby

Pioneer and Inventor of Emotion and Human Perception AI; Visionary Entrepreneur and Authority on Developing and Implementing Ethical Business Strategies; Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-Founder and Former CEO, Affectiva; Bestselling Author, “Girl Decoded,” (April 2020); Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

Jeff Hancock

Jeff Hancock

Authority on Social Media Behavior & Psychology of Online Interaction; Expert on Technology’s Role in Deception and Trust; Founding Director, Stanford University Social Media Lab; Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Stewart Friedman

Stew Friedman

World’s Top Expert on Leadership and Performance in All Parts of Life; Influential Innovator in Leadership Education; Award-winning Wharton Professor; Host of Wharton’s “Work and Life” Podcast; Former Senior Executive, Ford Motor Company; Bestselling Author, “Total Leadership” and “Parents Who Lead” (March 2020)

Sherry Turkle

Globally Recognized Authority on Building Empathy and Improving Relationships Offscreen in an Era Dominated by Technology; Renowned Educator Who Teaches Business, School and Community Leaders How to Strengthen Collaboration and Communication Within Groups; Sociologist and Professor, MIT; New York Times Bestselling Author, “Reclaiming Conversation;” Acclaimed Author, “The Empathy Diaries” (March 2021)

Hal Gregersen

Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2021, Thinkers50

Tammy Erickson

McKinsey Award-winning Author, Engaging Speaker and Renowned Executive Educator Who Shows Leaders New Ways to Shape Successful Organisations Today; Named Among the Most Influential Living Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 Five Times; Director of London Business School’s Leadership Programme for Senior-most Executives

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter

New York Times Best-Selling Author and Distinguished Expert on Strategy, Innovation and Leadership for Corporate Change; Social Scientist and Harvard Business School Professor; Author, “Think Outside the Building” (January 2020)