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Health, Happiness, & Wellness
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Former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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With a medical, scientific, and philanthropic career that spans more than 30 years, Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann has devoted her life to improving the human condition through innovation. Most recently, she was the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the organization’s vision for a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. She was formerly the first female chancellor of University of California at San Francisco and spent 14 years at biotech firm Genentech, leading the development of a number of breakthrough medicines. An innovator and leader in life sciences, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann’s diverse training as an oncologist, scientist, and business executive leads to her endless curiosity about the world and her desire to change it for the better. In speeches, she shares her unique insights not only on revolutionizing global health, but also on effective and innovative leadership. Using lessons-learned as a trailblazing female leader of one of the world’s largest philanthropies, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann inspires audiences with her unparalleled perspective on how to foster an environment of collaboration and relentless innovation to drive disruptive solutions that make an impact.

Food, Health, & Disease Expert, Founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, & Author

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Dr. William W. Li is an international expert on health and disease fighting based on diet, lifestyle, and treatments that keep the body’s blood vessels in balance. Dr. Li’s expertise extends across many health arenas including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, wound healing, and more than 70 other disease conditions. His work has been recognized by O Magazine, The Atlantic, USA Today, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and CNN, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. His latest book Eat to Beat Disease was released March 2019 and is a New York Times Best-seller as well as Amazon #1 best-seller.

Founder and CEO, Embrace

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Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to help the 15 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer. The Embrace infant warmer costs about 1% of a traditional incubator and is estimated to have helped over 250,000 babies to date. Most recently, Embrace Innovations launched a new line of baby products for the US market called Little Lotus Baby, which uses NASA inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. They are using buy-one, give-one model: for every product sold, a baby is helped in a developing country by the Embrace infant warmer.

Founder of Good Think Inc. and TED Speaker

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Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won numerous distinguished teaching awards for his work. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was Head Teaching Fellow for "Positive Psychology," which eclipsed “Intro Economics” as the most popular course at Harvard.

Best-Selling Author and Consultant

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Mel Robbins is a best-selling author and coach, working with Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson, AG Edwards, and Bear Stearns. But right now she’s most well known for her viral TEDx talk, “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over”, where she talks about her own version of the 5 Second Rule. She shares this message on how to stop getting in your own way, and get what you really want out of life.

Best-Selling Author and Expert on Management

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Dr. Srikumar Rao is the creator of the renowned Creativity and Personal Mastery course, a business school professor, and the best-selling author of Are You Ready to Succeed and Happiness at Work. He is a contributing editor for Forbes and writes regularly on management practices, leadership, and personal mastery, and his work has been extensively covered in the media. He discusses achieving goals, creating a successful business environment, and how individuals can become inspiring leaders.

Author & Brain Scientist

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Jill Bolte Taylor is the author of My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey and a neuroanatomist - a brain scientist who studies the anatomy of the brain. Her personal experience with a massive stroke and her subsequent eight-year recovery informed her work as a scientist and speaker. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world,” she shares her story and insights on the commonalities among all of us and how the intersection between logic and creativity will help you take charge of your thoughts and directly influence your level of happiness.

Renowned Psychiatrist, Mental Health Advocate, and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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A nationally renowned psychiatrist and authority in mental health, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lieberman’s research has focused on the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders and led to the transformative mental healthcare strategy for the early detection and prevention of schizophrenia. With a career dedicated to the study and treatment of mental illness, his talks break down the barrier and stigma of mental health and explore its importance on today’s business and society. A passionate advocate for mental health research and policy, Dr. Lieberman also highlights how current events like the COVID-19 pandemic will impact our lives at global scale – providing audiences with strategies to cope and plan for what’s next.
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