Between them, they have led countries, rewritten laws, and been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. They are activists, movement makers, and philanthropists.

From business to academia, arts to science, tech to health, they’re all forces for change. Read more about our inspiring judges below.

Meet our 2023 Elevate Prize Judges

Amanda Nguyen
CEO and Founder, Rise
2020 Elevate Prize Winner
Dixon Chibanda
CEO & Founder, Friendship Bench
2020 Elevate Prize Winner
Joseph Deitch
Chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, Founder, The Elevate Prize
Malala Yousafzai
Co-founder of Malala Fund
Malala Fund
Natalie Tran
Executive Director, CAA Foundation
Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Katryn Ezekwesili
Economic Policy Expert/Senior Economic Adviser, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI)
Sanjiv Mirchandani
Head of the Client Relationship Group, Fidelity Institutional
Sheila Roche
Brand and Creative Consultant, (RED); Co-Founder, Hive
Stephanie Cornell
Venture Partner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, MIT
Tiana Day
Activist/Organizer, Speaker, Founder of Youth Advocates For Change
Topher Wilkins
CEO, Opportunity Collaboration and Co-Founder, Conveners.org