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SPRING 2018 / REAL-LEADERS.COM 73 72 | « INDIA RICKY KEJ GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC COMPOSER Vision: Through music, create an environmentally conscious society that nurtures a new generation of humans who understand that "coexistence" with nature is key to our future. Action: Dedicated his life and music to raising awareness on climate change. Music is a powerful language, not just for communication, but for retaining a message deep into the consciousness of the listener. He connects emotionally with fans, world leaders, changemakers and law makers. WWW.SHANTISAMSARA.COM “True Coexistence is to live in peace and harmony with not just every human, but every being in this world, whether animate or inanimate.” 73 | « UNITED STATES BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDERS, GATES FOUNDATION Vision: Be an optimist. Focus on a few big goals that can help every person have a healthy, productive life. Action: Some of the projects the foundation funds will fail. Bill and Melinda Gates not only accept that, they expect it — because they think their essential role is to make bets on promising solutions that governments and businesses can’t afford to make. They adjust strategies and share the results so everyone can benefit. WWW.GATESFOUNDATION.ORG “Don’t just go for safe projects, take on the really tough problems.” 74 | « UNITED STATES JON DENGLER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WELL BUILT BIKES Vision: A world that values neighborliness, prioritizes the vulnerable, embraces mystery, practices contentment and values work by asking, "Is it good?" rather than asking, "What does it pay?" Action: Launched a nonprofit bike shop for those that need affordable, reliable transportation. Sells refurbished bikes at affordable prices and invests the sales revenue into an Earn-A-Bike program that ensures everyone, regardless of income, can own a bike. WWW.BIKESHOPTAMPA.COM “Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - St. Francis of Assisi  71 | « UNITED STATES MARIANNE SCHNALL AUTHOR, ACTIVIST, SPEAKER COFOUNDER, WHAT WILL IT TAKE Vision: A world where we understand our “oneness” and live consciously and interdependently with all living beings, as one re-balanced family on Earth. Action: Getting men and women to unite to ensure the realization of U.N. Goal #5: Gender equality for every woman, everywhere. WWW.WHATWILLITTAKE.COM “I would encourage us to try our best to develop courage. It’s the most important of all the virtues, because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou 77 | « COUNTRY STELLA MCCARTNEY FASHION DESIGNER, ACTIVIST Vision: A fur-free, leather-free fashion world. Action: The rock legend heiress, mother of four and lifelong vegan has been pushing eco-friendly fashion values for the past 16 years. Introduced innovative textiles and business initiatives to boost sustainability in fashion. Disrupted the industry with luxury garments free of animal products. WWW.STELLAMCCARTNEY.COM “We’ll look back one day on how we killed billions of animals, cut down millions of acres of rain forest and used water in the most inefficient way and say, ‘Really? That’s what they did to make a pair of shoes, seriously?’” 79 | « UNITED STATES ROSE MCGOWAN ACTRESS Vision: A world free of unwanted sexual advances and harassment. Action: Accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape and unleashed a torrent of revelations around the world from women telling stories of similar experiences with men in positions of power. Inspired the use of the hashtag #MeToo for both men and women to express their support for victims of sexual abuse. Encouraged women to speak up on abuse, despite incidents happening decades before. WWW.ROSE-MCGOWAN.COM “I am here to give you permission to be angry. You don’t have to be polite because life is not always polite.” 80 | « LEBANON ANTHONY STEPHAN CEO,CORNERSTONEDEVELOPMENT Vision: Future is now! A vision to create the ultimate real estate developments for the global citizen. Action: A belief that sustainable cities are the cornerstones of world stability, prosperity and growth. Developed the first sustainable city, District//S, in the Mediterranean Basin, thus defying the misconception that construction projects are associated with negative environmental and social impact. This icon of peace-building offered a glimpse of hope amidst the mammoth challenges of the region. WWW.CORNERSTONEHLDG.COM “Follow your dreams, they know the way!” 78 | « UNITED STATES NED TOZUN & SAM GOLDMAN CEO & PRESIDENT, D.LIGHT SOLAR Vision: A world where solar products are universally available and affordable, and everyone has access to light and power. Action: Became a pioneer in developing affordable and high quality solar solutions for families without access to reliable electricity, and brought these solutions to scale. Has given 75 million people a brighter future with solar solutions over the past 10 years WWW.DLIGHT.COM “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” COLOMBIA 76 | JUAN MANUEL SANTOS PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE 2016 Vision: My generation has not seen one single day of peace. My dream is for my children, and the children of all Colombians, to get the change needed to see this. Action: Dedicated his presidency to ending the longest-running war in the Americas. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end – a war that was costing $9.3 million per day. “Like life itself, peace is a process with many surprises.” 75 | « UNITED KINGDOM PRINCESS BEATRICE FOUNDER, BIG CHANGE.ORG , VP PARTNERSHIPS & STRATEGY, AFINITI TECHNOLOGIES. Vision: A united world through education were we support each other to succeed. Action: Learned from her grandmother and mother to not sit back and watch. Believes that making a difference, no matter how small, should be done. Founded Big Change.org that invests in pioneering programs that change the future for young people WWW.CHANGE.ORG | WWW.THEDUKEOFYORK.ORG “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” - Audrey Hepburn

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