Helen Russell is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Equator Coffees & Teas, which was named “Small Business of the Year” for the United States and California by the US’s Small Business Administration.
Leigh Rawdon is CEO and Co-Founder of Tea Collection, which creates children’s clothes and supports The Global Fund for Children. She and her co-founder wanted to build a brand that is sustainable, customer-focused, design-driven, and devoted to corporate social responsibility.
Anne Bakar is the President and CEO of Telecare Corporation. She was inducted into Bay Area Council Business Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, 2017.
Brenda Buenviaje is the chef and co-owner of Brenda’s French Soul Food in San Francisco. She was listed among the Top Five Bold Newcomers in the New York Times and has twice been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City.
Sara Menke is founder and CEO of Premier Inc. In 2012, Sara Menke was recognized as a finalist for the prestigious and internationally renowned Stevie Award for Women Entrepreneur of the Year.
Amy Rao is the Founder & CEO of Integrated Archive Systems. She has a long history of involvement in both local and national democratic politics and she actively advocates for stronger human rights and environmental policy.
Jennet Robinson Alterman is a native of Charleston and is the President and CEO of J. Robinson Alterman LLC., a consulting practice that assists organizations in developing leadership and entrepreneurial training programs for women.
Oprah Winfrey is a talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which was the highest rated program of its kind in the history of television.
Eileen Kramer is an Australian dancer and choreographer. Born in November 1914, she is still active as of December 2017. Eileen has had a passion for dance since she was 24. In 2008 she published Walkabout Dancer, an account of her life.
Abirami Kirubarajan is a student and Queen Elizabeth Scholar. She is founder of the Multicultural Youth CAN. She was named Canada’s Top Teen Philanthropist and the Government of Ontario’s Most Outstanding Volunteer.