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Questlove

Drummer for The Roots, In-House Band Jimmy Fallon Band & Author

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, drummer, author, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, the…

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Former three-time World Series-winning Executive and MLB Consultant

Theo Epstein was the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs until 2020. In 2002, he became the youngest GM in the history of Major League Baseball when the…

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Lenora Billings-Harris

Lenora Billings-Harris

20+ years Authority on Making Diversity a Business Advantage

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE Hall of Fame speaker and a recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and bias.

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Tom Brady

Seven-Time Super Bowl Champion

Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is one of the most accomplished athletes of the past two decades. With 18 Division Titles and ten Super Bowl appearances.

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Sacha Baron Cohen

Award-Winning Actor and Comedian

Sacha Baron Cohen is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer known for creating and portraying fictional satirical characters, including Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard and Admiral General…

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James Corden

Host, The Late Late Show with James Corden

British actor James Corden is known around the world as a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning comedy star, a feature film actor, and an acclaimed host, writer, and…

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Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and an internationally respected authority in the worlds of economics, finance, and corporate leadership. With the economy at the forefront of…

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Barack H. Obama

44th President of the United States of America

Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. Few presidents have walked a more improbable path to the White House.

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Uma Thurman

Actress

Uma Thurman is an actress best known for her starring roles in Pulp Fiction and the two-part Kill Bill films.

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Heather Abbott

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor & Amputee

On April 15, 2013, what is referred to as Marathon Monday in Boston, Heather Abbott of Newport, RI set out on an annual tradition with six friends.  They would attend…

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Hawa Abdi

Human Rights Activist and Physician Founder and Chairperson, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

Hawa Abdi is a Somali human rights activist and physician, and Somalia’s first female gynecologist. She is the founder and chairperson of the non-profit Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, which Dr.…

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Janus Adams

Emmy Award-winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, Talk Show Host and Speaker

Janus Adams is the author of three books and creator of the groundbreaking BackPax children's book-and-audio series. An Emmy-winning journalist and talk show host, she writes the syndicated column, "What…

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Yolanda Adams

Legendary Gospel Singer With a Passion to Share Her Voice With Others

For Gospel legend Yolanda Adams, her stirring Elektra debut Mountain High. Valley Low was an opportunity to bring both her inspirational vision and her wide range of influences to an…

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Buzz Aldrin

A Living Hero, An American Patriot and a Space Pioneer

Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. His mother, Marion Moon, was the daughter of an Army Chaplain and his father Edwin Eugene Aldrin was an aviation pioneer. Buzz…

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Tatyana Ali

Actress, Singer & Activist. (Ashley Banks) from Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

Tatyana Ali is a Broadway-trained actress, singer, producer, activist and graduate of Harvard University. Known to millions worldwide from her role as “Ashley Banks” on the iconic television series “The…

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