Payal Kadakia is founder of the Billion Dollar idea ClassPass and author of the new book, LifePass: Drop Your Limits, Rise to Your Potential - A Groundbreaking Approach to Goal Setting. Payal is frequently featured in major news outlets and has been listed among Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People, and was named to Fortune's 40 under 40 list. She holds a Bachelor of Science from MIT. Payal lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
Jessica Alba, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Honest Company (NASDAQ: HNST), is a globally recognized business leader, entrepreneur, advocate, actor and New York Times bestselling author. Jessica appeared on the cover of Forbes’ “Self-Made Women” issue and was among the top twenty of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, one of CNBC’s Next List of Rebels, Leaders and Innovators, and one of Fortune’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.
Former monk Jay Shetty is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, host of the #1 Health & Wellness podcast “On Purpose,” and co-founder of Sama Tea. Jay has a myriad of accolades under his belt. In 2019, AdWeek dubbed him a Young Influentials cover star, describing him as “an emanation of spiritual force.” In 2018 and 2019, the Streamy’s named him the Best Health & Wellness Creator of the Year. His videos have been viewed more than 8 billion times and he is followed by over 40 million people across social media.
Lilly Singh is a multi-faceted entertainer, actress, producer, writer and creator. A leading force in the digital world, she has amassed a global audience of over 38 million followers across her social media channels, where she writes, directs, produces and stars in comedic and inspirational videos. Singh recently struck a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS) with her Unicorn Island Productions banner. UTAS President Toby Gorman called her a "creative visionary."
NE-YO has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. The Motown Records/Compound Entertainment recording artist has won three GRAMMY awards and has been honored with a total of 14 nominations. His current single “What If” produced by Ebenezer and Magnus Klausen with vocals by Curtis "Sauce" Wilson, is available now. “What If” follows NE-YO’s 2020 collaboration with JEREMIH, “U 2 Luv.” In his career to date, NE-YO has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. He has won three GRAMMY awards and been honored with a total of 14 nominations.
Sophia Amoruso is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and author of the bestselling book "Girlboss." A creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur, and fashion doyenne, Sophia has become one of the most prominent figures in retail and a cultural icon for a generation of women seeking ownership of their careers and futures.
Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness and his newest book, The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, keynote speaker, former professional football player, two-sport All-American, and USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 podcast in the world, The School of Greatness, which has driven hundreds of millions of downloads over its 1,000+ episodes since it launched in 2013.
Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. As a 21-year-old university student, Rupi wrote, illustrated and self-published her first poetry collection, milk and honey. Next came its artistic sibling, the sun and her flowers. These collections have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 42 languages. Her most recent book, home body, debuted #1 on bestsellers lists across the world. In 2021, Rupi executive produced and starred in her debut film, Rupi Kaur Live, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
With over twenty-five years of dancing experience and several championship titles under her belt, Emmy nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke, tangoed and sambaed her way into the hearts of millions through the hit ABC television show, Dancing with the Stars, becoming champion twice: with Emmitt Smith in season three and Drew Lachey in season two. Cheryl has been named one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful and often appears on Maxim’s Hot 100 List.
Anjula Acharia is the founder and CEO of A-Series Investments and Management. Acharia works as a talent strategist and strategic investor and advisor to a multitude of consumer tech and CPG startups, including two early stage investments which have grown into billion-dollar unicorns: ClassPass and Bumble. Her extensive portfolio includes The Muse, Hooked, Cue, Thrive Causemetics, Health-Ade Kombucha, Skinny Dipped, Mayvenn, Yumi, Bulletproof Coffee, FounderMade, Gobble, Pop & Bottle and, most recently, The Well. Anjula joined BuzzFeed’s board of directors in Fall 2021.
Morgan DeBaun is a serial entrepreneur and corporate advisor. As the Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc., the leading digital media company for Black culture and millennials, Morgan has grown the company into a market leader for Black media, reaching over 100 million readers per month through a growing brand portfolio which includes: Blavity News, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow & Act. Under DeBaun’s leadership, Blavity has launched several leading consumer summits, including Summit 21 for Black women creators, and AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders.
Deepica Mutyala is a South-Asian beauty entrepreneur, businesswoman, and founder and CEO of Live Tinted, a multicultural community about beauty and culture. She is best known for a viral YouTube video in which she covered her dark under eye circles with red lipstick released in 2015. Within days, Mutyala was featured on The Today Show and The Dr. Oz Show. The video currently has more than 10 million views. Since then, Mutyala has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, Vogue, Marie Claire, Refinery29, and other media outlets.
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