Alice Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Emma Mayerson is the Founding Director of Alliance for Girls (AFG), a membership association of more than 150 organizations and individuals serving more than 300,000 girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. Under Emma’s leadership AFG has become the largest alliance of girls’ organizations and champions in the nation.
Patrisse Cullors is an African-American artist, activist, and advocate for criminal justice reform in Los Angeles and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Shalane Flanagan is an Olympic medalist, four-time Olympian, American record holder, and world-class marathoner. On November 5, 2017 she became the first American to win the women’s New York City Marathon since 1977.
India Arie is a singer-songwriter, actress, musician, and record producer. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations.
Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, which was selected as an Oprah’s Book Club pick, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior.
Maricela Cornejo is currently the WBC International Super Middleweight Champion. She has a passion for helping others realize the power they hold to make other people’s lives better.
Lisa Kristine uses photography to expose deeply human stories and to inspire change. For more than twenty-five years, Lisa has explored the globe, looking for the peoples, cultures and places that time forgot, creating indelible and unforgettable images.
Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel is a Saudi Arabian princess and philanthropist. As a longtime advocate for girls’ and women’s rights, she supports a wide range of humanitarian interests in both Saudi Arabia and around the world.
Cheryl Strayed is an American memoirist, novelist, essayist and podcast host. The author of four books, her award-winning writing has been published widely in national magazines and anthologies.