Ryan Eisenberg, Executive Director of AchieveKids, discusses the complex and various challenges that students with learning disabilities face, and the system that the organization has developed to find the best learning pathways for each of those students.
Ben Paul, President and CEO of After School All-Stars, discusses the importance of providing children with comprehensive after school programs in order to improve their educational experience and sense of self.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses how the institution nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community.
Telle Whitney, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Anita Borg Institute, discusses how women have played a crucial role in the advancement of technology in America, and the need for organizations to not only recognize their incredible contributions, but also to open up more leadership opportunities for the overlooked pool of talent.
Jay Xu, Director & CEO of the Asian Art Museum, discusses the influence of Asian art and culture across the globe, and the unique dialogues between works of art across time that help us to better understand our world.
Susan Medak, Managing Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, discusses the diverse, passionate team of artists, staff and board members that has shaped the 48-year-old theatre into the successful organization that it is today.
Elizabeth Babcock, Chief Public Engagement Officer of the California Academy of Sciences, discusses the unique elements of one of the largest cultural attractions on the West Coast, including initiatives to improve access to STEM education, unique conservation efforts of endangered species, and its fascinating exhibits that are key to inspiring learning through discovery.
Reverend Doctor Mark Richardson, President and Dean of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, discusses the current role of theology within secular society and how students of a practical and theological education can lead an integrated life of faith.
Diana Campoamor, President of Hispanics in Philanthropy, discusses the importance of ‘giving’ and the role of philanthropy in leveraging resources to connect Latino communities and organizations with foundations that will help them achieve their goals.
Martha Ryan, Founder & Executive Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program, shares the incredible genesis of the program that has, for more than three decades, connected homeless pregnant women and poor families with resources and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.