Nell Merlino

Nell Merlino is a catalyst and activists for the advancement of women and girls. She mobilized more than 25 million people to recognize girls’ value and potential with the creation of Take Our Daughters to Work Day in 1993.

In 2000, Nell launched Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the first online micro lender. Senator Hillary Clinton joined Nell in 2006 to launch the Make Mine a Million $ Business program to help women grow micro businesses to million dollar enterprises.

Nell served as a Pathways Envoy for the U.S. State Department 2009-2011 promoting women’s entrepreneurship across Central America and served on the development committee for the historic Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment program. She served on the North American Jury for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2010 – 2017.

An expert on business growth and the value and visibility of girls, Nell has provided commentary on every major news outlet including CNN, Bloomberg, Fox News, The Today Show, NBC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and The New York Times. Her media appearances, quotes and stories have generated over 3 billion female focused media mentions.

Nell is currently working on the sequel to Take Our Daughters to Work Day called Born Worthy. Her new initiative prepares our digital daughters, their parents and community for full and total equality with a 21st Century Rite of Passage from Girlhood to Womanhood.

She is the author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want it Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work” available on Amazon, and “Cracking the Glass Ceiling and Raising the Roof” in MIT Innovations Journal, Winter/Spring 2013


Radha Agrawal

Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment that currently holds events in 25 cities and over a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people. She is a successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, speaker, DJ, inventor, and investor. Her new book BELONG answers the questions, "how the heck do I find my people?" and "How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?". She was named by MTV as “one of 8 women who will change the world.” Radha lives in Brooklyn NY with her love Eli and her twin sister Miki – and lots of family and friends within a few blocks. You can most often find her tinkering with community and experience design projects, or on the dance floor at Daybreaker in New York City (if she’s not dancing at sunrise in another part of the world.) Instagram: @love.radha Websites:, Book: Belong: Find Your People, Create Community & Live A More Connected Life. (Workman,'18)


Adam Markel

Adam Markel is a speaker, author and entrepreneur, who inspires, empowers and guides
people to achieve massive and lasting personal and professional growth.

A recognized expert in the integration of business and personal development, Adam speaks
and mentors around the globe in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, leadership, and
transformation. His latest book is the best selling PIVOT: The Art and Science of Reinventing
Your Career and Life. Adam also hosts The Conscious PIVOT podcast, where he shares his
insights on pivoting in today's fast paced market and interviews experts, innovators and
influencers to share their stories and wisdom in the areas of business and life.

Adam is CEO of More Love Media, a company dedicated to empowering individuals and
businesses to re-imagine, refocus, and capitalize on change in order to thrive in a world
where constant disruption is the "new normal”. He has diverse and extensive experience in
business, leadership, law, mentoring, and facilitation, including being the CEO of North
America's largest human potential company. As a result, Adam knows what it takes to thrive
as an entrepreneur, business owner, and corporate leader.

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Kylie Pilkinton

Kylie was born three months early, weighing in at 1lb 13oz. At three days old she suffered a stroke resulting in left side hemiparesis. As a result Kylie lives with both physical and cognitive challenges, yet still participates mainstream in many activities with her peers, her favorite being dance.

Kylie spent her early years in South Lake Tahoe and in late 2008 at age seven, moved with her family to her father’s home country, New Zealand. In 2015, after six years in New Zealand the family returned to South Lake. Kylie attends South Tahoe High School and will graduate in 2019. She has worked extremely hard to achieve a 3.6gpa in mainstream classes. Upon graduation, Kylie plans to spend a year traveling and participating in an overseas Christian mission trip after which she will start her college journey. Her dream is to one day be a motivational speaker and psychologist with a focus on children.

Despite the challenges Kylie faces every day, she is a firm believer in following one’s passion and never giving up.


Max Stossel

Max Stossel is an award winning poet + filmmaker who gives a unique voice to modern culture. His performances across four continents, from Lincoln Center in NY to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, have been described as mind expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once. His work has been translated to fourteen languages, won multiple film festivals, consistently goes viral, and has influenced the way digital media organizations tell their stories. You can watch some of his short films at



Sandra Joseph

Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, a bestselling author, and a keynote speaker.

Ten years as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Oprah calls her a Broadway legend and an inspiration.

Sandra has been seen on numerous national broadcasts, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Today Show, The View, and Oprah: Where Are They Now?.

Sandra is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway and the coauthor of Your Creative Soul: Expressing Your Authentic Voice with five-time New York Times bestselling author Caroline Myss.

Recognized for her thought leadership, Sandra is a member of The Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 top personal development professionals, founded by Jack Canfield.


Malcolm J Tibbetts

Malcolm assembled his first two pieces of wood together as a youngster in his granddad's workshop. In the mid 90's, after building many furniture pieces and after acquiring a shop full of tools, Malcolm's woodworking journey took him to the wonderful world of segmented woodturning - a truly unique art form. 

Malcolm has a wonderful marriage, two terrific grown children, a successful past career in the ski industry, and now plenty of personal time to pursue his woodturning passion. For many years (before becoming a fulltime turner), Malcolm was represented by the Stones Gallery in downtown San Francisco. Currently, he sells most of my work directly to the public.

Malcolm's turnings have won many awards and prestigious collectors have acquired many of my pieces. In 2002, he was approached by Linden Publishing company to reveal some of his techniques in the form of a "how to" book on the subject. Malcolm's book, The Art of Segmented Woodturning is now available.