“There is an incredible opportunity to make a difference as a ‘Real Leader’ – now”  Sir Richard Branson

Real Leaders is the world’s first sustainable business & leadership magazine. We aim to inspire better leaders for a better world; a world of far-sighted, sustainable leadership that helps find solutions to the problems that 7.5 billion people have created on a small planet. We want to ensure that the next generation of leaders, in all spheres of influence, are exposed to the best and brightest minds in the hope that they are inspired to find profitable business solutions that benefit humankind. Real Leaders advises and positions leaders to thrive in the new economy.

Grant Schreiber

Grant Schreiber

Editor

Editor of Real Leaders and founder of Schreiber Media. Twelve years of publishing has seen his company launch new titles for clients in South Africa, UK and the US. He has developed communication and media strategies for top brands, including Laureus and the Parliament of South Africa. Grant is also a best-selling author. 

Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards

President

A seasoned professional in the public relations and event marketing fields for over 20 years, Julie specializes in brand management, promotions and media relations. She is Founder and President of a non-profit that raises awareness around  substance abuse with young people.

Mark Van Ness

Mark Van Ness

Founder

Mark Van Ness is an active impact investor, advocate for gender-balanced leadership, and has founded several leadership networks promoting business as a force for good. He also founded SVN, a global commercial real estate firm, and served as CEO for 22 years. He is based in the USVI.

Jesse Pyrch

Jesse Pyrch

Alliance Coordinator

Jesse is focused on building long lasting relationships with mission aligned companies and thought leaders. He has built alliances with more than 25 conferences of global significance. Jesse is passionate about sustainability and using business as a vehicle to create social change. You’ll find him at a social impact conference near you.

Cynthia Cleveland

Cynthia Cleveland

Advisory Board

CEO of BroadLit – a digital enterprise targeting female readers. A five-time CEO, Cleveland is expert in developing, transplanting and monetizing property rights into major global brands. She is also passionate about female leadership and is incoming chair of YPO’s Women’s Network – leading the initiative for increased female board participation.

Kevin Maggiacomo

Kevin Maggiacomo

Advisory Board

CEO of commercial real estate company SVN International. The company has been named one of the Most Innovative Brokerage Firms in North America and named in Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Kevin is committed to building gender equality into the core of his business.

Wendy Ruiz

Wendy Ruiz

Advisory Board

A digital specialist focusing on online and mobile technologies for more than 15 years. Wendy runs MILKnCOOKIES, an agency that in only three years has doubled it’s size and earned 11 international awards, including one of the 8 World Summit Award “Global Champions” awarded by UNESCO. Her speciality is studying how the impact of technology has effected the evolution of the human being.

Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

Young Real Leaders

Currently serves as the Young Real Leaders Director organizing, conducting, and implementing unique YRL short films and interviews, while also double majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Operations Management (OM) at the University of Arizona. During the school year, Kevin manages the Arizona Women’s Basketball Team.

Jacklyn Kawana

Jacklyn Kawana

Young Real Leaders

Raised in Zambia, Jacklyn is a designer and photographer based in Cape Town. She is passionate about design, social impact, the environment and everything good. Jacklyn is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and was also named as a Zambian child-ambassador of UNICEF in 2010. You’ll find her thoughts on youth leadership in our Young Real Leaders section. 

Tucker Hamilton

Tucker Hamilton

Young Real Leaders

Currently serving as producer, editor, and writer for Young Real Leaders, Tucker prides himself on telling meaningful stories through works of cinematic visual production. Working as a freelance videographer and photographer since 2012, Tucker is majoring in Arts, Media, and Entertainment communications at the University of Arizona. 

Ciara Wiard

Ciara Wiard

Young Real Leaders

Ciara is currently a student at Lundquist College of Business studying marketing at the University of Oregon. Ciara interns for Real Leaders and has recently taken on the supporting role for Young Real Leaders on the social media and marketing side. She also is heavily involved in Camp Kesem at the University of Oregon – a camp that supports children in the community by providing a week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support, where she serves as the marketing and PR coordinator.