Penelope McPhee is an author, journalist and philanthropic executive. She is President Emeritus of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, where she served as president from 2004 until her retirement in 2021. Penny also has had a distinguished career as an author and television producer. One of her books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recognized in 1980 as one of the “Best Books of the Decade” by the American Library Association. Her PBS documentaries and performance programs have also won many awards.
“One key reason for the increasingly high rates of worker dissatisfaction and turnover is that individuals typically do not take the time to slow down and reflect on how their careers have a profound impact on their lives. Our priority is to ensure that as many people as possible are able to deploy not only their skills, but the many other dimensions of themselves that have for many decades been proven to directly impact their job performance, collaboration and personal satisfaction.”
Sravan Ankaraju’s twenty-five years in the field of data science and innovation provided him with a robust understanding of the intersections between technology and the economy. In 2015, Sravan co-founded Divergence Academy, where is he responsible for the vision and business development for industry-focused technology education. Divergence Academy offers immersive programs in data science, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.
Scott Novis is the founder of Bravous, a company that helps businesses with remote teams increase retention by hosting video workshops that improve culture and team-health. Scott comes from an eclectic background of professional influences: he has two engineering degrees, spent decades as a video game executive, and worked as a Disney executive before leaving to found GameTruck, the leading national franchise company best known for its video game birthday parties.
Rob Kosberg is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling author and the founder of Best Seller Publishing. Through his trademarked Publish. Promote. Profit. program, Rob helps his clients to create their own professional, best-selling book (guaranteed) and then teaches them how to use that book to grow their income and impact via speaking engagements, free PR and media and cutting-edge lead generation strategies. Rob’s latest book, Publish. Promote. Profit., was the number one business book on Amazon.
Donna Serdula pioneered the concept of LinkedIn profile optimization, realizing that the LinkedIn profile was so much more than just an online resume. In 2009, she walked away from her successful sales career and founded Vision Board Media and LinkedIn-Makeover.com. Donna and her team of over 40 writers have helped thousands of executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders worldwide create professionally branded LinkedIn profiles.