CEO of BroadLit – a digital enterprise targeting female readers. As 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 an executive board member of YPO’s Women’s network – leading the initiative for increased female board participation. She also leads Lean In Circles, inspiring the next generation of female leaders.
Mills-Scofield is a partner at Glengary LLC, an early stage venture capital firm in Cleveland, OH, and an innovation and strategy consultant. Her patent from AT&T Bell Labs was one of the highest-reveue generating patents ever for AT&T & Lucent. She's a Visiting Scholar at Brown University and teaches at Oberlin College.
Debra is a contributor to Huffington Post, Startup Grind, and Real-Leaders. She is a certified MailChimp Expert. She creates content for companies around the world, including <a href="https://www.rethority.com">REthority</a>. She writes about sales, entrepreneurship, women in business, startups, and motherhood. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter.
Dr Frank-Jürgen Richter is former Asia director at the World Economic Forum and founder and chairman of the Horasis Global Meeting. Horasis hosts meetings to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today. Among the participants are CEOs of the world’s most respected corporations, key leaders from emerging markets, and public figures including heads of government. Richter is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Founding Editor of Real Leaders with 20 years of publishing and creative design behind him, Grant has launched new publications and developed communication and media strategies for clients in South Africa, UK and the US.
Provides strategy, finance, and impact analysis consulting to for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises. Worked with social entrepreneurs in the U.S., India, Cambodia, Honduras and Nicaragua. An Ames Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship at Portland State University (PSU) where he helps design and teach entrepreneurship programs for students and community members. Graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an MBA in sustainability from PSU and magna cum laude with a B.A. in China Studies from WIllamette University.
Jessica founded Giveable Giggles at age 13 – focused on laughter, leadership, and “living.” Through this non-profit, she has organised trips for youth and young adult to six countries. She's a teen co-founder of YSEN, a teen Social Enterprise group within YPO (Young President’s Organization). An accomplished public speaker she's currently a second year student studying International Relations, Social Anthropology and Chinese at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Laura Turner Seydel is a national environmental advocate and eco-living expert. She is chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation and Zero Waste Zone, and co-founder of Mothers and Others for Clean Air and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Laura serves on her family’s foundation boards including The Turner Foundation.
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.
Believes that kindness, compassion, generosity, and service are the most powerful secrets to becoming a successful leader. A sales team leader, co-founder of two non-profits and a trainer with the Perth Leadership Institute. Currently building a worldwide community of highly effective leaders devoted to serving and inspiring greatness in others.
Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner, educator and author of 'Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World' and 'Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage.' She oversees a group of companies that are active in real estate, investment and consulting. Her clients include The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, CISCO, ENRC PLC, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation, and Vienna Insurance Group.
Pino is a leadership and personal growth coach, based in Madrid, who encourages people to #EmbraceTheWild. She helps people and their organizations grow, not in size, but in depth and discover the pleasure and wonder of embracing their wildest selves to find their most authentic leadership, lucid wisdom and irresistible passion.
Rick is a servant leader, confidant, sought-after speaker, and a go-to Chief. He has 30 years experience as a business executive, in roles that include President and CEO in a Fortune 10 and Fortune 30 company, a startup and a non-profit.
Simon Mainwaring is the founder and CEO of We First, a leading brand consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training to top brands and non-profits. A New York Times bestselling author, influential blogger and social media influencer, Simon delivers keynotes and corporate workshops around the world and hosts as annual Brand Leadership Summit that trains F500 brands in purposeful social storytelling.
A champion for social change in the United States. Their aim is for social enterprises to reach their full potential; as a voice for positive social change, in service to the common good. They provide the tools and resources to succeed, and create an optimal environment in which social enterprises can thrive.
Social Venture Network leads a network of entrepreneurs; transforming the way the world does business. Since 1987, they have connected leaders of socially responsible enterprises – sharing wisdom and resources, forming strategic alliances and exploring new solutions for a more just and sustainable economy.
Steve is a member of the Young President's Organization and is the incoming Education Officer for the Southeast Region. He is CEO and co-founder of Levenger and the author of Holding Dear: The Value of the Real and The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life.
Parienti is the founder and CEO of Horyou, the Social Network for Social Good. Drawing on his strong knowledge of the international financial markets from years of work at major global banking groups, he acted on his dream of making technology accessible to all by creating a social networking platform devoted to solidarity and social good.