Sheri Salata is the cofounder of The Pillar Life and cohost of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show. She was the executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, co-president of Harpo Studios and the OWN network.
Leana Wen is a physician, public health advocate, and author. She is the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and author of the book When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.
Kimberley Motley is an American International Attorney of African American and Korean descent. She is a former Mrs. Wisconsin-America 2004, who is known for being the first foreign attorney to litigate in Afghanistan since 2008.
Haben Girma is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. She is a consultant and speaker who advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
Aurora Skarra-Gallagher was a software engineer for 15 years. She is now a California firefighter and a pro beach volleyball player.
Lisa Blair made history and became the first woman to sail solo and unassisted around Antarctica with one stop. She was awarded the Spirit of Adventure award by Australian Geographic and the Seamanship Award by the Ocean Cruising Club.
Amanda Southworth is a sixteen year old iOS developer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She is creator of AnxietyHelper, which is a mental health guidebook.
Dr. Melissa Freeman is a Bronx-born medical doctor who finished medical school in 1955, and has practiced medicine since 1961. She is one of the first doctors to treat women with opioid addiction.
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is one of 14 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2017. This group is being honored for the way its members explore new frontiers and find innovative ways to remedy some of the greatest challenges facing our planet.
Debra Searle is an entrepreneur, professional adventurer and motivational speaker who is convinced that learning to choose the right attitude can transform our work lives and our personal lives. She rowed alone across the Atlantic.