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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristi Ling is a bestselling author, speaker, happiness strategist + unconventional life & biz coach – Helping people to create more happiness, energy, & success.
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A fourteen-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a widely-respected humor blog that covers everything pop culture.
Susan Schachterle, Director of the Ahimsa Group, believes that we have only scratched the surface of the power and possibility inherent in the human mind and heart. She assists individuals and organizations to find and implement their inherent power, wisdom, and joy.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages. A recipient numerous awards, she is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.