Starts With Us - Movement Partners

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It Takes Each of Us to Overcome Division.

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“My husband, Muhammad Ali, lived his life connecting with people across cultures and countries with curiosity, kindness and compassion. As Muhammad demonstrated throughout his life, creating a kinder world does start with us.”

Lonnie Ali

Founder, Muhammad Ali Enterprises

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“I’m excited about the potential for Starts With Us to help people develop greater humility, curiosity, empathy, and mental flexibility.”

Adam Grant

Psychologist & Bestselling Author

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“If we are to achieve a future of longer tables where there’s room for everyone to be part of building solutions, it will be thanks to efforts like Starts With Us.”

José Andrés

Chef & Owner, ThinkFoodGroup; Founder, World Central Kitchen

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“Curiosity is the antidote to contempt. And just like contempt, it can be cultivated, on purpose, in a million ways, in every medium. We just need to get to work.”

Amanda Ripley

Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author

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“I noticed opportunities for improvement in my life and hope Starts With Us can become a community for anyone looking to create change in theirs.”

Daniel Lubetzky

Founder, KIND Snacks

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Dhani Jones

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, NFL Linebacker, Author, Host, & Explorer

Ken DeAngelis

Co-Founder & General Partner, Austin Ventures

Dr. Bernice King

CEO, King Center; Human Rights Leader; & Social Change Advocate

Yascha Mounk

Founder, Persuasion

Jamil Zaki

Director, Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory

Stanley Bergman

Chairman & CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.

Jay Van Bavel

Psychology Professor, NYU; & Co-Author, The Power of Us

April Lawson

Managing Director of Debates, Braver Angels

Gary Lauder

Co-Founder, Laura & Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund

Andrew Yang

Former Presidential Candidate & Founder, Forward

Vance Cryer

Senior Manager, Weapons Integration & Business Development, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control

Cynthia Marshall

CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion & Chairman, Renew Democracy Initiative

June Cohen

Co-Founder & CEO, WaitWhat

Steve Rittvo

Chairman, Innovation Project Development

Arthur Brooks

Leadership Professor, Harvard; Social Scientist; Bestselling Author; & Columnist, The Atlantic

Alan Alda

Award-Winning Actor, Bestselling Author, & Advocate for Science Communication

John Maxwell

Bestselling Author, Speaker, Coach, & Leadership Expert

Anastasia Williams

Founder & CEO, TheAList

Peter Hutchison

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Scott Cooper

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran & Community Leader

Mara Lee Durrell

CEO, OneVoice Movement & PeaceWorks Foundation

Alice Marie Johnson

CEO, Taking Action for Good; Criminal Justice Reform Advocate; & Author

Mark Cuban

Entrepreneur; Investor; Owner, Dallas Mavericks; & Star, ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank

Clara Tsao

Co-Founding Officer, Filecoin Foundation & Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web

Peter Coleman

Psychology & Education Professor, Columbia University

Barry Kramer

Partner Emeritus, Fenwick & West; & Entrepreneur

Matt Flake

President, CEO, & Director, Q2

Tony McAleer

Speaker & Author, The Cure For Hate

Deron Triff

Co-Founder, WaitWhat

Stacy Dick

President, Camino Partners

Laura Schmiegel

SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Orion Talent

Ariel Burger

Founder & Senior Scholar, The Witness Institute

Simran Jeet Singh

Author, The Light We Give; Executive Director, Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program

Ann Sarnoff

Former Chair & CEO, Warner Bros & Warner Media Studios & Networks Group

Amanda Ripley

Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author

Rabbi David Wolpe

Max Webb Senior Rabbi, Sinai Temple

Richard Edelman

CEO, Edelman

Charles Bronfman

Chairman, CRB Family Foundation

Tim Urban

Co-Founder & Writer/Illustrator, Wait But Why

Daymond John

Founder & CEO, FUBU; New York Times Bestselling Author; Star of ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank; & Founder & CEO, The Shark Group

Brian Hooks

CEO, Stand Together

Akiko Cooks

Community Organizer & Co-Founder, #1865 No Racism in Schools

Michael Johnston

President, Lubetzky Family Foundation

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

Rabbi, Park Avenue Synagogue

John (Jack) Brennan

Chairman Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Vanguard

Robert (Bobby) Barad

Excel Sports Management

Tom Bernstein

President & Co-Founder, Chelsea Piers, L.P.

Sandy Gottesman

President, The Gottesman Company

Ariana Pekary

Social Entrepreneur & Public Editor, Columbia Journalism Project

Nick Hamburger

CEO & Founder, Quevos

Eric Liu

Co-Founder & CEO, Citizen University

Rev. DeForest B. Soaries

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

Jim Whitehurst

Former President, IBM

Hilary Preston

Vice Chair, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Lori Greiner

Entrepreneur, Inventor, Producer, National Best Selling Author, Humanitarian, & Star of ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank

Eboo Patel

Founder & President, Interfaith America

Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize–Winning Historian & Writer, The Atlantic

Shelly Sethi

Practicing Physician, Author, & Speaker on Integrative Health & Wellness

Mats Lederhausen

Founder & CEO, Be-cause

Yasmin Green

CEO, Jigsaw

Rev. Jen Bailey

Founder & Executive Director, Faith Matters Network

Laura Lindenfeld

Dean, School of Communication & Journalism, Stony Brook University

Shamil Idriss

CEO, Search for Common Ground

Jonathan Haidt

Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU Stern

Robert (Bob) Brown

Founder, Chairman, & CEO, B&C Associates, Inc.

Kerry Sulkowics

Founder & Managing Principal, Boswell Group

John Delaney

Entrepreneur, CEO, & Public Servant

Aaron Webman

Founding Team & Head of Business Development, Ender

Tina Exarhos

Chief Content Officer, NowThis

Tali Farhadian Weinstein

Prosecutor, Processor, & Legal Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC

Jeff Orlowski

Founder & Filmmaker, Exposure Labs — Chasing Ice / Chasing Coral / The Social Dilemma

Barbara Corcoran

Founder, The Corcoran Group; & Star, ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank

Jonathan Saad

President, Danly Properties

Susan McPherson

Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies

Tim Phillips

Founder & CEO, Beyond Conflict

Jacob Weisberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Pushkin Industries

Kristin Frank

Media & Data Expert; CEO, AdPredictive; Past COO, MTV; Director, BCOV & GAIA

Ryan Modjeski

Executive Director, Empatico

Fred Zeidman

Chairman Emeritus, Gordian Group

Jonathan Greenblatt

CEO & National Director, ADL

Josh Thomas

Executive Director, Seeds of Peace

Mike Erwin

Executive Director, Team Red, White & Blue

John Wood Jr.

National Ambassador, Braver Angels; Opinion Columnist, USA Today

Rabbi Josh Stanton

Rabbi, East End Temple

Mike Jacobson

Co-Founder, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Joel Fields

Writer & Producer

Shelly Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy

David Einhorn

President, Greenlight Capital; & Founder, Einhorn Collaborative

Madeline Levine

Co-Founder, Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education; New York Times Bestselling Author

Julia Minson

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Kate Glantz

Social Entrepreneur

Ed Latimore

Writer, Retired Boxer, & Self-Improvement Enthusiast

Leon Ford

Survivor of Police Brutality, Activist, Writer, Entrepreneur, & Change-Maker

Monica Guzman

Senior Fellow for Public Practice, Braver Angels

Bobbi Brown

Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur

Deb Roy

Professor & Director, MIT Center for Constructive Communication; Co-Founder & CEO, Cortico

David McCullough

CEO, American Exchange Project

Laura Lauder

Co-Founder, Laura & Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund

Manu Meel

CEO, BridgeUSA

Joan Blades


Humera Khan

President & Co-Founder, Muflehun

Dolores Morton

CEO, Step Up

Susan David

Psychologist & Bestselling Author, Emotional Agility

Jason Alexander

Actor, Writer, Composer, Director, & Producer

Pati Jinich

Chef, Cookbook Author, & PBS TV host

Elisa Vilaneuva Beard

CEO, Teach For America

Nathan Otto

Co-Founder, Pine Creek Renewables; & Founder, Safe Conflict Project

Rabbi Elan Babchuck

EVP, Clal; Founding Director, Glean Network

Kelvin Beachum

NFL Athlete, Arizona Cardinals

Nido Qubein

President, High Point University

Dov Baron

Leadership Expert, Inc. Top 100 Leadership Speaker

Layla Zaidane

President & CEO, Millennial Action Project

Barry Poznick

President, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Unscripted Television & Orion Scripted Television

Allan Mutchnik

President, Harbor Freight Tools

Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Blackrock

Kathryn Murdoch

Co-Founder & President, Quadrivium Foundation

Alison Goldsworthy

Founder & CEO, The Depolarization Project; & Author, Poles Apart

Kiera Peltz

CEO, The Coding School

Stephen DeBerry

Founder, Bronze Investments

Dominic Packer

Psychology Professor, Lehigh University; & Co-Author, The Power of Us

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Award-Winning Author & Scholar of Extremism & Radicalization, American University

Lydia Winkler

Co-Founder & COO, RentCheck; Founder, REEPNow

Ryan Holiday

Writer, Media Strategist, & Creator, Daily Stoic

Reggie Van Lee

Chief Transformation Officer, Carlyle Group

Caroline Klibanoff

Executive Director, Made By Us, Smithsonian Institution

Adam Sher

President, ITV America

Nicole Mutchnik

Founder, California Democracy Fund

Chandler Tuttle

Co-Founder & CEO, Freethink

Lester Crown

Chairman Emeritus, Henry Crown & Company

Erskine Bowles

President Emeritus, UNC

Tiffany Yu

CEO & Founder, Diversability

Alex Kruglov

Co-Founder & CEO,

Fred Dust

Founder, Making Conversations LLC

Adam Grant

Psycologist & Bestselling Author

Caroline Mehl

Co-Founder & Executive Director, OpenMind

Kevin Schmiegel

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.); CEO & Founder of ZeroMils

Brandon Farbstein

Motivational Speaker & Gen Z Activist

Megan Phelps-Roper

Author & Activist

Scott Shigeoka

Entrepreneur, Storyteller, & Designer

David Kamenetzky

Food & Tech Investor

Alan Fleischmann

Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Laurel Strategies

Joe Londsale

Founding Partner, 8VC; & Co-Founder, Palantir

Wendy Kopp

CEO & Co-Founder, Teach For All

Jenna Arnold

Entrepreneur; Author; Co-Founder, Organize; & National Organizer, Women’s March On Washington

Lauren McCann


Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Author; Minister, Middle Church

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

President, Sojourners; & Author

Matthew Satnick

Co-CEO & Chairman, Enstructure

Lonnie Ali

Founder, Muhammad Ali Enterprises

Krista Tippett

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The On Being Project

Pano Kanelos

President, UATX

Michael Tennant

Founder & CEO, Curiosity Lab; Creator, Actually Curious

Hank Fortener

Speaker, Entrepreneur, & Activist

Andy Hanauver

President & CEO, One America Movement

Caleb Hyun

Founder & CEO, Balanced Media

David Eilenberg

Head of Originals, Roku

Wes Moore

Governor of Maryland, Combat Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, & Former CEO, Robin Hood

Holly Jacobs

Executive Vice President, US Alternative & Syndication Programming, Sony Pictures Television (SPT)

Tim Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics International; & Co-Founder, UNITE

Luis Miranda

Political Strategist & Philanthropist

Corey Lewis


Jane Greenfield

Principal, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group

Roy Spence

Chairman & Co-Founder, GSD&M

Jose Andres

Chef & Owner, ThinkFoodGroup; & Founder, World Central Kitchen

Musician, Tech Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist

Joel Kellman

Attorney & Venture Capitalist

Jason Marsh

Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

Aurelian Craitu

Political Science Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Sophie Beren

CEO, The Conversationalist

Deke Copenhaver

Principal, Copenhaver Consulting

Jesus Mantas

Global Managing Partner, IBM; & Independent Director, Biogen

Karith Foster

CEO & Creator, Inversity Solutions, L.L.C.

Chris Volpe

Executive Director & Founding Board Member, ScienceCounts

Kmele Foster

Co-Founder & Executive Producer, FreeThink

Daniel Lubetzky

Founder, KIND Snacks

Jon Adam Ross

Managing Director & Co-Founding Artist, The In[HEIR]itance Project

Abraham (Abe) Foxman

National Director Emeritus, ADL

Rob Feld

Filmmaker & Journalist

Daisy Khan

Founder & Executive Director, WISE Leaders

Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Founder & Principal, Radial Global Advisory

Sanyin Siang

Founding Executive Director, Fuqua / Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics, Duke University

Lisa Oz

Radio Personality, Bestselling Author, & Actress

Ross Irwin

COO, BridgeUSA

Isaac Lee

Executive Chairman, EXILE Content

George Atallah

Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs, NFL Players Association

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