Chief foreign correspondent & writer
Christina Lamb is Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times, one of Britain’s leading foreign journalists and a bestselling author. She’s won numerous journalism awards and written nine books, including co-writing the international bestseller I am Malala with Malala Yousafzai and her latest award-winning book, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields.
Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell
CEO of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage
Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell is the CEO of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage - the only global partnership uniquely entirely focused on building a worldwide movement to end child marriage. She has over 20 years of experience in managing complex public health programs and worked previously at the African Palliative Care Association and The Girl Generation.
Dr. Karen Gurney
Clinical psychologist and psychosexologist
Dr Karen Gurney is a clinical psychologist and psychosexologist on a mission to improve the sex lives of the nation. An expert in sex and relationships, she wrote her first book Mind The Gap: the truth about desire and how to futureproof your sex life in 2020 and uses her Instagram account @thesexdoctor to make sex therapy accessible to everyone.
Poets and climate artivists
Hot Poets brings poetry and science together to imagine a better possible future. Collaborating with the Met Office, the London School of Economics, the RSPB and nine other climate change partners, Hot Poets share poems of agency and action for climate change, written by 12 of the UK and Africa’s most well-known spoken word artists.
Engineer and Founder of Dream Networks
Marie Williams is a playful engineer on a global mission to enable play4all children. A social entrepreneur, lecturer and finalist of the Institute of Engineering’s Female Engineer of the Year award, she wants to ensure all children have a place to play. And most importantly, that children are able to contribute to the design the play spaces they inhabit.
Music artist, writer & CEO of Gaysians
Reeta Loi is a powerful speaker, music artist and writer and is the Forbes 100 Founder & CEO of global LGBTQ+ movement, Gaysians. Her work is rooted in authenticity and justice - whether that’s DJing at Mumbai Pride, lobbying for legislation change in India or producing a VICE documentary on a Gay Marriage Scam in India.
Disability specialist and social entrepreneur
Shani Dhanda is a multi-award-winning disability specialist and social entrepreneur listed as one of the UK's most influential disabled people and BBC's 100 Women 2020. She brings the voices of disabled people to all her work - whether that’s with business, government or broader society - and integrates inclusion into their ways of working.
Ugla Stefanía Jónsdóttir & Fox Fisher
Trans activists, authors and film-makers
Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir (Owl) is an author, feminist, campaigner. Fox Fisher is an award winning artist, author, filmmaker and trans consultant for on screen. Together they co-wrote the bestselling books, The Trans Teen Survival Guide and Trans Survival Workbook and are co-directors of My Genderation.