Founder, Fair Trade USA
Certifying $1.5 billion a year in goods from coffee to clothing, harnessing the market power of Americans who value paying a fair wage.
Founder & Director, Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Center
Leading Kaiser Permanente's effort to map out the future of health care delivery.
Founder, GO Public Schools
Pushing for more school funding, increased accountability, and greater community participation in Oakland, and shaking up the status quo.
Managing Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact
Developing strategies for using technology to expand opportunities for people in need.
Director of Product Sustainability, Walmart
On track to eliminate 20,000,000 tons of embedded carbon emissions from Walmart products.
Senior Executive, Accenture
Exploring the possibilities of alternative transportation fuels such as biofuels and unconventional vehicle technology.
Vice President and Community Reinvestment Act Officer, Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs
Working in the financial world to change communities.
Co-founders, Revolution Foods
"I had this really troubling feeling. There was so much coming out about the obesity epidemic, so many schools saying we want better food for our kids."
Founder, Ashesi University, Ghana
[Awuah] saw Africa trapped in a seemingly unending cycle: bad policy decisions caused poverty and strife, which gave rise to corruption and weak institutions, which fostered bad policy decisions. “It seemed like it came back to leadership. Education seemed the best way to change that.”