Franziska Michor is the winner of the 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. This award is given to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American society through their extraordinary achievements.
Cassandra De Pecol is a world traveler, explorer, environmental activist, women’s rights and peace activist, educator, triathlete, and entrepreneur. At 27 years old she traveled to 196 Sovereign Nations alone to break a Guinness World Record in three years.
Kate Maree O’Brien is a visionary and voice for bold leadership, transformation, playing it big and living From Truth. She is the founder of GameChangerLive.
Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer. She is the CEO of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company.
Sally Yates, who was until Monday the acting U.S. Attorney General, sent a letter to Justice Department lawyers telling them not to defend Trump’s executive order. She is a woman of great integrity who acted at the risk of her own peril.
Pamela Lizette Cruz is the research analyst for the Baker Institute Mexico Center. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa,
Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and President of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the US run by survivors. She was recently named a 2016 CNN Hero.
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality
Cecile Richards is a nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health and reproductive rights. In this video she shares advice she would give her 18 year-old self.
Ana Sortun was named the Best Chef: Northeast at the 2005 James Beard Awards for her restaurant, Oleana. Ana’s cookbook, Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, was nominated for “Best International Cookbook” by the James Beard Foundation.