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OUR JUDGES

When it comes to finding Social Impact Leaders, our Judges know what they’re looking for.

Meet our Judges: people who’ve led countries, re-written laws – and been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize along the way. Award-winning journalists, powerful activists.

People who’ve created movements, changed the world through philanthropy, designed new ways for women to work in the world.

From business to academia, arts to science, tech to health, they’re all forces for change. And they’re all here to empower others to make an impact too. Get ready to get inspired.

Meet our 2021 Elevate Prize Judges

Diane von Furstenberg
Founder and Chairwoman, Diane von Furstenberg
Dr. Lisa Genova
Neuroscientist & Author
Joseph Deitch
Chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, Founder, The Elevate Prize
María Elena Salinas
Independent Journalist; News Contributor, CBS
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
(Retired) Head of the Client Relationship Group, Fidelity Institutional
Sheila Roche
Brand and Creative Consultant, (RED); Co-Founder, Hive
Stephanie Mehta
Editor-in-chief, Fast Company
Steve Hollingworth
President and CEO, Grameen Foundation
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
Director, Center for Ethics, MIT
Topher Wilkins
CEO, Opportunity Collaboration and Co-Founder, Conveners.org