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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai
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Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Became human rights advocate in Pakistan, after the Taliban banned girls from attending school and shot her for appealing. Malala's advocacy has since grown into an international movement for social change for the right of all women to an education. (Malala will appear via pre-recorded interview conducted by and for Astellas.)

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Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy
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Harvard Business School professor who studies how we perceive and are influenced by other people and vice versa. Researching social judgements, emotions, nonverbal behaviors, and hormones, Amy explains to audiences the role these variables play in shaping our emotions, intentions, and behaviors in business and society. Amy dazzled the digital world with her TED talk “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are”. It’s been streamed over 35 million times and is the second-most viewed TED talk of all-time!

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Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts
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Co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America for over a decade, Roberts was honored in 2014 with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and named one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year. A survivor of breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Roberts was recognized with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s in 2013.

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Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey
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Known for her tenacity in the octagon, Rousey was the first woman to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and to win the women's title. Her strong drive and prowess began at age 17, when Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games and became the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo. Outside of Mixed Martial Arts, Rousey has hosted Saturday Night Live and starred in action films. In 2015, she was the third-most searched person on Google!

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