• Quartz Shines A Light On Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

    WORLDZ is all about shaping the world of tomorrow, and we understand the importance of showcasing both organizations and causes focused on changing our world for the better. Quartz is no stranger to spotlighting social impact programs like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which is which is why journalist Robert Safian sat down with Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla … Continue reading Quartz Shines A Light On Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  • Renowned doctor, warrior for women’s rights, and international broker of peace, Dr. Alaa Murabit has always strived to break the mold. Born the sixth of 11 children to immigrant parents in Saskatoon, Canada, Alaa finished high school and enrolled in medical school in Zawiya, Libya, at just 15.

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    • Dr. Alaa Murabit
    • Doctor, Advocate, High-level Commissioner
  • Meet and learn from our world shaping Masters who will be joining us on our quest to create the world of tomorrow at the next chapter of our annual summit: WORLDZ Chapter Three: Chasing True North. Come join the community that FastCompany has referred to as “the most influential minds and brands in the world”. … Continue reading WORLDZ Chapter Three: Chasing True North Is Only Three Weeks Away

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  • While working on a film in Africa in the 90’s, Justice League star Connie Nielsen lived in a community of people with no access to infrastructure, opportunity or education. Little did she know that this life-changing experience would lead her to co-found The Human Needs Project.

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    • Connie Nielsen
    • Co-Founder & President / Actor, The Human Needs Project
  • “We don’t have to accept global inequality, inadequate health care or education for millions of children, or the unequal, unjust treatment of women and girls as simply facts of life.”

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    • Hugh Evans
    • CEO & Co-Founder, Global Citizen
  • Before Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa, before he won the Nobel Peace Prize, before he helped bring apartheid to an end in 1994, he was a revolutionary, a man charged with treason and sedition, for which he served 27 grueling years in various prisons across his homeland. I have … Continue reading 100 Years of Nelson Mandela

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  • For a long time, Sal had been mystified by his father’s obsession with South Africa. In the United States where Sal had lived his entire life, their family was comfortable, happy, and devoid of persecution. Why was his father so concerned with a country he had been banned from? It took a very special letter, delivered to their New York apartment, to illuminate his father’s unwavering commitment to his homeland.

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    • Sal Masekela
    • Producer / Musician / TV Journalist
  • When George was growing up in Boston, he remembers looking up at the stars on a cold night and thinking, “One day I’m going to go up there, up to space.” He’s finally closing in on his dream, and the world is primed to benefit.

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    • George Whitesides
    • CEO, Virgin Galactic
  • In the past 25 years, global poverty has been cut in half, literacy rates have soared to include 85% of the world’s population, and child mortality has been cut in half. AIDS, the world’s #1 health problem, has been brought to its knees.

    The engine driving these remarkable milestones? Brands that care. “Put your core values at the center of the relationship between your brand and your customers”, Dugan suggests, and the whole world benefits.

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    • Deborah Dugan
    • CEO, (RED)
  • Told he’d be nothing short of a miracle if he lived past 15, Michael Crossland has conquered his share of adversity. Michael has traveled across the globe telling his story, proving that  the word “impossible” is merely another obstacle. Here, Michael reminds us that in this world, there are victims and there are navigators – and you are whichever you choose.

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    • Michael Crossland
    • Humanitarian & International Bestselling Author
  • When Saudi Arabia re-opened its public cinemas last week for the first time in over 35 years, their debut film was Marvel’s Black Panther, a rather fitting choice to usher in a new era of Saudi reform. We caught up with WORLDZ Master Mindy Hamilton to discuss how her role as Marvel’s SVP of Global Partnerships helped Black Panther dominate the crowded marketplace and break new ground around the world.

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    • Mindy Hamilton
    • SVP, Global Partnerships & Marketing,
      Marvel Entertainment
  • Unable to shake the nagging feeling that his life lacked purpose, a twenty-something Dave Green quit his high-flying tech job, gave away everything he owned, and set out on a six month hike through the wilderness. Fast forward ten years, the man recently honored as Central Floridian of the Year for his hurricane relief efforts is on a mission to use new technology to innovate an age-old problem: global hunger.

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    • Dave Green
    • CEO, Feeding Children Everywhere
  • It’s no secret that the United States prison system is in desperate need of reform. The U.S. accounts for 4% of the world population but houses 25% of all the incarcerated people on the planet, for which the U.S. taxpayer pays $100,000 per prisoner, per year. To quote 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker Adam Foss, “It’s criminal … Continue reading Adam Foss on the Mass Incarceration Epidemic in America

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    • Adam Foss
    • Co-Founder, Prosecutor Impact
  • In this harrowing but inspiring keynote speech by Katie Meyler—a 2014 Time Magazine Person of the Year and a Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award winner—she explains the origin story of More Than Me, unpacks formative memories from her childhood, and shares anecdotes from her time on the front line of the Ebola crisis.

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    • Katie Meyler
    • CEO & Founder, More Than Me
  • 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.

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    • Alexis Ohanian
    • Co-Founder, Reddit
  • 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.

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    • Georgina Pazcoguin
    • The Rogue Ballerina
      New York City Ballet
  • 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.

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    • DANIEL FLYNN
    • Co-Founder &
      Managing Director
      thankyou.