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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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Stephen DeBerry

Founder, Bronze Investments

Pano Kanelos

President, UATX

Lisa Oz

Radio Personality, Bestselling Author, & Actress

Brandon Farbstein

Motivational Speaker & Gen Z Activist

Jon Adam Ross

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

Kate Glantz

Social Entrepreneur

Chris Volpe

Executive Director & Founding Board Member, ScienceCounts

Reggie Van Lee

Chief Transformation Officer, Carlyle Group

Xavier Gutierrez

President & CEO Arizona Coyotes

Sandy Gottesman

President, The Gottesman Company

Barry Kramer

Partner Emeritus, Fenwick & West; & Entrepreneur

Stacy Dick

President, Camino Partners

Tina Exarhos

Chief Content Officer, NowThis

Allan Mutchnik

President, Harbor Freight Tools

Laura Chen

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Civic Synergy

Barry Poznick

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

Jonathan Saad

President, Danly Properties

Eric Bronner

Founder & COO, Veterans for Political Innovation

Aaron Webman

Founding Team & Head of Business Development, Ender

Tiffany Yu

CEO & Founder, Diversability

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

President, Sojourners; & Author

Karith Foster

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

Caroline Klibanoff

Executive Director, Made By Us, Smithsonian Institution

David Eisner

President & CEO, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

Riaz Patel

Executive Producer/Director & Creator, ConnectEffect

April Lawson

Managing Director of Debates, Braver Angels

Richard Edelman

CEO, Edelman

Rabbi Elan Babchuck

EVP, Clal; Founding Director, Glean Network

Nathan Otto

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

David McCullough

CEO, American Exchange Project

James Impoco

Editor in Chief, Message Lab

Jeff Orlowski

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

Hilary Preston

Vice Chair, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Geoffrey Baym

Media & Communication Professor, Temple University

Deke Copenhaver

Principal, Copenhaver Consulting

Musician, Tech Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist

Jenna Arnold

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

Kmele Foster

Co-Founder & Executive Producer, FreeThink

Laura Lauder

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

Alyssa Farah Griffin

Alyssa Farah Griffin

Daniel Lubetzky

Founder, KIND Snacks

Manu Meel

CEO, BridgeUSA

Bobbi Brown

Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur

Kathy Roth-Douquet

Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Star Families

Tara McGowan

CEO & Founder, Good Information

Alice Marie Johnson

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

Lori Greiner

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

Dr. Bernice King

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

Ariana Pekary

Social Entrepreneur & Public Editor, Columbia Journalism Project

Isaac Lee

Executive Chairman, EXILE Content

Ryan Holiday

Writer, Media Strategist, & Creator, Daily Stoic

The Honorable Karl Rove

Senior Advisor & Deputy Chief of Staff, President George W. Bush

Jay Van Bavel

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

Sanyin Siang

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

Aurelian Craitu

Political Science Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Holly Jacobs

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

David Eilenberg

Head of Originals, Roku

John (Jack) Brennan

Chairman Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Vanguard

Krista Tippett

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

Dr. Maria Zalewksa

Media & Holocaust Scholar; Executive Director, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation

Joe Londsale

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

Michelle Gadsden-Williams

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

Matt Flake

President, CEO, & Director, Q2

Kathryn Murdoch

Co-Founder & President, Quadrivium Foundation

Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Founder & Principal, Radial Global Advisory

Jim Hornthal

Chairman, Zignal Labs

Andy Hanauer

President & CEO, One America Movement

Chandler Tuttle

Co-Founder & CEO, Freethink

Scott Cooper

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran & Community Leader

Brian Hooks

CEO, Stand Together

Luis Miranda

Political Strategist & Philanthropist

Jonathan Haidt

Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU Stern

Pati Jinich

Chef, Cookbook Author, & PBS TV host

Megan Phelps-Roper

Author & Activist

Isaac Saul

Founder, Tangle

Arthur Brooks

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

Abraham (Abe) Foxman

National Director Emeritus, ADL

Rabbi Josh Stanton

Rabbi, East End Temple

Robert (Bob) Brown

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

Andrew Yang

Former Presidential Candidate & Founder, Forward

Tim Shriver

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

Fred Dust

Founder, Making Conversations LLC

Jose Andres

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

Jane Greenfield

Principal, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group

Mike Jacobson

Co-Founder, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Barbara Corcoran

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

Tom Bernstein

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

Michael Johnston

President, Lubetzky Family Foundation

Tali Farhadian Weinstein

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

Jason Marsh

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

Mark Cuban

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

Charles Bronfman

Chairman, CRB Family Foundation

Rev. DeForest B. Soaries

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

Kerry Sulkowics

Founder & Managing Principal, Boswell Group

Monica Guzman

Senior Fellow for Public Practice, Braver Angels

Mara Lee Durrell

CEO, OneVoice Movement & PeaceWorks Foundation

Kelvin Beachum

NFL Athlete, Arizona Cardinals

David Kamenetzky

Food & Tech Investor

Matthew Satnick

Co-CEO & Chairman, Enstructure

Rob Feld

Filmmaker & Journalist

Lester Crown

Chairman Emeritus, Henry Crown & Company

Layla Zaidane

President & CEO, Millennial Action Project

Sophie Beren

CEO, The Conversationalist

Keith Grossman

CEO, Enterprise, Moon Pay; & Former CEO, Time

Rev. Jen Bailey

Founder & Executive Director, Faith Matters Network

Chris Bail

Professor & Executive Director, Polarization Lab, Duke University

Fernando Szew

Founder & CEO, MarVista Entertainment

Ann Sarnoff

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

Jesus Mantas

Global Managing Partner, IBM; & Independent Director, Biogen

Paul Hobby

Founder, Genesis Park, L.P.

Deron Triff

Co-Founder, WaitWhat

Jamie Siminoff

Chief Inventor & Founder, Ring

Lauren McCann


Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize–Winning Historian & Writer, The Atlantic

Steve Rittvo

Chairman, Innovation Project Development

Joan Blades


Cynthia Marshall

CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Adam Grant

Psycologist & Bestselling Author

Nido Qubein

President, High Point University

John Maxwell

Bestselling Author, Speaker, Coach, & Leadership Expert

Alison Goldsworthy

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

Tess Winston

Washington Post Guest Contributor & graduate, Stanford Law School

Ross Irwin

COO, BridgeUSA

Alex Kruglov

Co-Founder & CEO,

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

Rabbi, Park Avenue Synagogue

Hank Fortener

Speaker, Entrepreneur, & Activist

Peter Hutchison

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Ilana Redstone

Professor, Author, & Academic Entrepreneur

Vidyha Ramalingam

Founder & CEO, Moonshot CVE

Joel Kellman

Attorney & Venture Capitalist

Josh Thomas

Executive Director, Seeds of Peace

Amanda Ripley

Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author

Daniel Stid

Executive Director, Lyceum Labs

Sharon McMahon

America’s Government Teacher

Madeline Levine

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

Alan Alda

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

Steven Olikara

Founder of Millennial Action Project; former U.S. Senate candidate; featured in The Reunited States documentary

Caleb Hyun

Founder & CEO, Balanced Media

Tim Urban

Co-Founder & Writer/Illustrator, Wait But Why

Vance Cryer

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

Lonnie Ali

Founder, Muhammad Ali Enterprises

Gary Lauder

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

David Einhorn

President, Greenlight Capital; & Founder, Einhorn Collaborative

Adam Sher

President, ITV America

Laura Lindenfeld

Dean, School of Communication & Journalism, Stony Brook University

Corey Lewis


Farah Pandith

Author of How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat

Erskine Bowles

President Emeritus, UNC

Yascha Mounk

Founder, Persuasion

Suzanne Firstenberg

Social Practice Artist; Creator, In America: Remember

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

John Delaney

Entrepreneur, CEO, & Public Servant

Mats Lederhausen

Founder & CEO, Be-cause

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

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

Nick Hamburger

CEO & Founder, Quevos

Susan David

Psychologist & Bestselling Author, Emotional Agility

Laura Schmiegel

SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Orion Talent

Shelly Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy

Akiko Cooks

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

Peter Coleman

Psychology & Education Professor, Columbia University

Tim Phillips

Founder & CEO, Beyond Conflict

Caroline Mehl

Co-Founder & Executive Director, OpenMind

Mark Selleck

Founder, 360Insight, a Social Purpose Corporation

Ken DeAngelis

Co-Founder & General Partner, Austin Ventures

John Wood Jr.

National Ambassador, Braver Angels; Opinion Columnist, USA Today

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Author; Minister, Middle Church

Robert (Bobby) Barad

Excel Sports Management

Alia Braley

Researcher, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Scott Shigeoka

Entrepreneur, Storyteller, & Designer

Benji Backer

Founder & Executive Chairman, American Conservation Coalition

Tony McAleer

Speaker & Author, The Cure For Hate

Yasmin Green

CEO, Jigsaw

Simran Jeet Singh

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

Shamil Idriss

CEO, Search for Common Ground

Leon Ford

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

June Cohen

Co-Founder & CEO, WaitWhat

Fred Zeidman

Chairman Emeritus, Gordian Group

Shelly Sethi

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

Rabbi David Wolpe

Max Webb Senior Rabbi, Sinai Temple

Dov Baron

Leadership Expert, Inc. Top 100 Leadership Speaker

Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion & Chairman, Renew Democracy Initiative

Roy Spence

Chairman & Co-Founder, GSD&M

Jim Whitehurst

Former President, IBM

Wes Moore

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

Kristin Frank

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

Stanley Bergman

Chairman & CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.

Humera Khan

President & Co-Founder, Muflehun

Scott Budnick

CEO, 1Community; Founder, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Ariel Burger

Founder & Senior Scholar, The Witness Institute

Anastasia Williams

Founder & CEO, TheAList

Kevin Schmiegel

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

John Burnett

Retired NPR Correspondent

Deb Roy

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

Mike Erwin

Executive Director, Team Red, White & Blue

Jacob Weisberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Pushkin Industries

Daisy Khan

Founder & Executive Director, WISE Leaders

Jonathan Greenblatt

CEO & National Director, ADL

Alan Fleischmann

Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Laurel Strategies

Dhani Jones

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

Michael Tennant

Founder & CEO, Curiosity Lab; Creator, Actually Curious

Jason Alexander

Actor, Writer, Composer, Director, & Producer

Susan McPherson

Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies

Joel Fields

Writer & Producer

Dominic Packer

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

Dolores Morton

CEO, Step Up

Eric Liu

Co-Founder & CEO, Citizen University

George Atallah

Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs, NFL Players Association

Julia Minson

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Lydia Winkler

Co-Founder & COO, RentCheck; Founder, REEPNow

Todd Connor

Founder & CEO, Veterans for Political Innovation

Nicole Mutchnik

Founder, California Democracy Fund

Nathan Lockwood

Executive Director, Rank The Vote

Kiera Peltz

CEO, The Coding School

Wendy Kopp

CEO & Co-Founder, Teach For All

Clara Tsao

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

Eboo Patel

Founder & President, Interfaith America

Elisa Vilaneuva Beard

CEO, Teach For America

Ed Latimore

Writer, Retired Boxer, & Self-Improvement Enthusiast

Ryan Modjeski

Executive Director, Empatico

Joe Cobbs

Sports Business Professor, Northern Kentucky University; & Co-Founder, Know Rivalry Project

Jamil Zaki

Director, Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory

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