Past Speakers

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Chike Aguh

2022 Speaker

2020 Harvard Carr Center Technology and Human Rights Fellow, Current Chief Innovation Officer at the US Department of Labor


John Amaechi

2022 Speaker

Organizational psychologist and Founder of APS Intelligence


Byron Auguste

2016 Speaker

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work
Former Deputy Director, White House National Economic Council


Mary Barra

2018 Speaker

Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company


Shane Battier

2015 Speaker

Two-time NBA Champion
Vice President, Basketball Development and Analytics, Miami Heat


Elisa Villanueva Beard

2017 Speaker

CEO, Teach for America

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Nick Bloom

2022 Speaker

Stanford Economics Professor


Laszlo Bock

2021 Speaker

CEO and Co-Founder, Humu
Former SVP of People Ops, Google


Edith W. Cooper

2014 Speaker

Former Executive Vice President and Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs


Ray Dalio

2021 Speaker

Founder, Chairman, and Co-Chief Investment
Officer of Bridgewater Associates

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

2022 Speaker

Faculty Co-Director, Wharton People Analytics
Founder, Character Lab
New York Times Bestselling Author of Grit

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Charles Duhigg

2022 Speaker

Writer at the New Yorker Magazine and Author of The Power of Habit


Carol Dweck

2022 Speaker

Psychologist & Stanford Professor


Cathy Engelbert 

2019 Speaker

WNBA Commissioner
Former CEO, Deloitte


Allyson Felix

2019 Speaker

Olympic Gold Medalist, Track and Field

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Allison Gabriel

2022 Speaker

McClelland Professor of Management and Organizations and University Distinguished Scholar in the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management


Malcolm Gladwell

2022 and 2017 Speaker

New Yorker staff writer, New York Times Bestselling Author of David and GoliathOutliers, Blink, and The Tipping Point


Geoff Garrett

2019 Speaker

Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business 


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Tony Hsieh

2016 Speaker

Former Zappos CEO & Visionary, 1973-2020


Erika James

2022 Speaker

Dean of The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania


Andrea Jones-Rooy

2022 Speaker

Visiting Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, NYU Center for Data Science


Daniel Kahneman

2016 Speaker

Nobel Prize Winner
Pioneer of Behavior Economics

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Katie Ledecky

2021 Speaker

7-time Olympic Gold Medalist


Laura Liswood

2017 Speaker

Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders

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Charlotte Lockhart

2022 Speaker

Founder and CEO, The 4 Day Week


Giorgia Lupi

2018 Speaker

Partner at Pentagram
Co-Founder, Board member at Accurat
Author of Dear Data


Cade Massey

2022 Speaker

Practice Professor, Wharton People Analytics Faculty Co-Director


Jonathan McBride

2018 Speaker

Managing Director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BlackRock
Former Director, US Presidential Personnel Office

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Alicia Menendez

2022 Speaker

Anchor and Correspondent at MSNBC


Satya Nadella

2022 Speaker

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft

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Tsedal Neeley

2022 Speaker

Harvard Business School Professor, Author of Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere


DJ Patil

2018 Speaker

Former Chief Data Scientist, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy

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Anne Helen Petersen

2022 Speaker

Writer at Substack, Co-Author of Out of The Office

Dan Pink

Daniel Pink

2022 and 2016 Speaker

Seven-time #1 NYT Bestselling Author of DriveA Whole New MindWhen, and The Power of Regret


Adam Silver

2017 Speaker

Commisioner, NBA

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James Suzman

2022 Speaker

Anthropologist, Author of Affluence Without Abundance and WORK

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Kara Swisher

2021 Speaker

Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large, Recode Producer & Host, Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts; New York Times Contributor

Richard Thaler

Richard Thaler

2019 Speaker

Nobel Prize Winner
Leading economist
New York Times Bestselling Author of Nudge

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Zeynep Ton

2022 Speaker

Professor of the Practice, MIT Sloan School of Management and President, Good Jobs Institute


Abby Wambach

2016 Speaker

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Soccer
FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion


Brian Welle

2018 Speaker

Director of People Analytics, Google