The 2021 keynote speaker, sponsored by GCI, is Nadira Hira
, award-winning writer, sought-after host, passionate progressive, and ever-evolving storyteller who’s graced pages and stages from Fortune to VICE to the United Nations.
Known for her distinctive style, both sharp and uniquely empathetic, Nadira’s appeared on the likes of NPR, HBO, CNN, and MSNBC. She’s captivated audiences at Google, Disney, Comic-Con International, the UN’s Global Festival of Action, and marquee events around the world. And she’s relished examining contemporary culture from all angles in many a print outlet, among them Essence, Smithsonian, MTV News, and Fortune, where she did some of her favorite journalism as a staff writer profiling such singular subjects as Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, the rollicking ancient art trade, and twenty-somethings in the 21st century.
A would-be poet, professional sports fan, and proud graduate of Stanford University, Nadira’s eternally grateful to call Brooklyn, New York, home.
In addition to education and valuable networking, the Summit honors a Young Professional of the Year
and a Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
See finalists below.
NOW is your chance to elevate and step-up your game in the professional world!
// Members $200
// Non-Members $250
Registration gives you access to all virtual sessions and hybrid events, plus the recorded sessions for up to six months after. No FOMO here!
Grand door prizes include an Apple Watch series 6
courtesy of GCI, and two roundtrip tickets
on Alaska Airlines!