The fashion industry, including the production of clothes, contributes to around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its long supply chains and energy-intensive production. The industry consumes more energy than the aviation and shipping industries combined. Our guest is People Tree founder Safia Minney—a social entrepreneur and environmental activist who is deeply concerned with all issues relating to ethical fashion, including fair trade, sustainable production, workers' conditions and animal welfare.Find out more »
Orit Kopel, the founder of Glass Voices, is a woman who has raised her voice to help advance women in leadership positions and to encourage women to “amplify their unique voices in the public sphere.” Kopel is CEO of the Jimmy Wales Foundation for Freedom of Expression, which advocates for bloggers and social-media users who are persecuted for speaking out against repressive regimes around the world.Find out more »
John G. Hanhardt is the guest curator at the Barnes Museum for I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola. It's the first large-scale exhibition of Viola’s work to be presented in Philadelphia. During the 1970s, Bill Viola was a vanguard leader experimenting with the new medium of video. He paved the way for subsequent generations of media artists and throughout his career has created genre-defying, mind-expanding work that invites meditations on human consciousness, spirituality, and the cycle of life and death.Find out more »
Eleanor Allen is the CEO of Water For People. As a professional civil engineer, Eleanor has lived and worked all over the world. As a business executive with extensive experience in water, she has led large global and regional operations in consulting, project management, program management, business development, and engineering. Eleanor believes societal change can be accelerated through social entrepreneurship and the efforts of organizations like Water For People.Find out more »
Since 1801, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia has brought area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region, a key business advocacy organization of member companies that promotes economic development in the 11-county Greater Philadelphia region.Find out more »
Frank Beadle de Palomo is President & Chief Executive Officer of mothers2mothers.
He joined mothers2mothers (m2m) in October 2012, bringing with him more than 26 years of experience in the global health community including significant achievements in HIV prevention, care, and treatment, as well as U.S. and global infectious and communicable disease prevention, treatment, research, and advocacy.
Mothers2mothers is an African-based, global non-governmental organization that unlocks the potential of mothers and their families through scalable, high-impact interventions.
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectation. Their programming exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape worldwide.Find out more »
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.Find out more »
Housed in a 19th-century stone mansion on six acres in Chestnut Hill, Woodmere Art Museum is dedicated to the art and artists of Philadelphia. The building and grounds, together with the core of the collection, are the gifts of Charles Knox Smith who purchased the estate in 1898 with the intent of transforming it into a showcase for his collection of art. The Woodmere opened its doors as a museum in 1940. Dr. William Valerio serves as the director and CEO…Find out more »
Land-based food production is in crisis - driven by climate change and population increase. While we try to feed more people - an estimated 2 billion more by 2050, land-based farm yields simply cannot meet demand. The solution according to my guest isn’t on land, it’s in the sea. But wild fisheries cannot bear the burden: fish stocks are either fully fished or overfished. Yes, the answer is in the ocean… but its farming the ocean that poses the most…Find out more »