Life On Mars!
WORLDZ Master Bjarke Ingels has a vision for the future that is out of this world - literally. The celebrated architect’s latest project to build a human habitat on Mars has a due date of 2117, but that hasn’t kept him and his team from moving quickly towards a real-life terrestrial prototype.
The Eye of the Tiger
As the Head of Music and Entertainment for PepsiCo, Emma Quigley’s responsibilities include everything from finding emerging talent to launching new brands – and oh yeah – also helping put on a little thing called the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
The Mis-Education of Aaron Levant:
Aaron Levant is one of the most well-known names in streetwear. His latest accomplishment, the much-heralded ComplexCon 2017 hosted more than 50,000 urban culture enthusiasts and a seemingly endless array of A-list artists and designers in only its second year. So why - after 15+ years in the game - is he now leaving it all behind?
Georgina Pazcoguin: The Rogue Ballerina
Georgina Pazcoguin's journey into the world of ballet has been as much about discovering herself as mastering an art. Perhaps that’s why she calls herself the “Rogue Ballerina.” Now on the comeback trail from a torn ACL, New York City Ballet’s first Asian American soloist is going to have to prove herself all over again.
will.i.am Explains his Vision for a Personalized AI Assistant that Puts your Data to Work for You
will.i.am’s start-up, i.am+, is making big moves in the tech industry. After raising over $117 million in venture funding late last year, the multi-hyphenate is poised to become a player in the corporate computing market with a voice assistant for customer service - and that’s just the beginning. We sat down with him to get his views on the future of A.I. and personal data.
Daniel Flynn’s Mission Impossible
It's been quite a year for thankyou. co-founder Daniel Flynn. After delivering a remarkable keynote at WORLDZ 2017, he launched his scrappy non-profit into an entirely new country, made some difficult decisions about the future of his brand, and inexplicably found himself sitting down face to face with President Obama with little more than 24 hours notice. We have the full story here.
Kandee’s Sweet Taste of Victory
Ten years ago Kandee Johnson found herself divorced and alone, struggling to get work as a makeup artist with three young children in tow. She found solace in posting makeup tutorials on a new website known mostly for funny cat videos. Four million subscribers later, the YouTube superstar is now launching her own line of beauty products and celebrating the debut of her new Lifetime show.
Marlies Dekkers Wants Women Everywhere to Dare to Dream
While sketching a live female nude in class, an ambitious young art student had an epiphany - what if she were to create art using the female body as the canvas? Over time Marlies Dekkers would turn that one simple question into an empire.
Women in Business
Living La Vida Loca
How do you cope with two small children and one high-profile career? For Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer at Taco Bell and 2018 WORLDZ Master, the answer was to start a blog and grow it into a support group for Executive Moms everywhere. “[We need to] give up this idea that we’re all supposed to be living in this state of balance or equilibrium. No one I know, including stay-at-home parents, thinks that their life is in perfect harmony. There IS no perfection to this.”
An Emoji Is Worth A Thousand Words
Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian shares the story of how a 14-year old Austrian girl leveraged the power of Reddit to mobilize an entire online community around one common goal - to create an emoji for women who wear a headscarf.