Judith Pickens is Senior Vice President, Program & Youth Development Services [education – high school graduation crisis - youth violence – bullying]. With more than 30 years experience as an educator and human services professional, Judith J. Pickens is responsible for developing and implementing national programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
You can get additional information on the Forum of Global Shapers, Atlanta here. A special thank you to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the other members of the Organizing Committee, including Ambassador Andrew Young, Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart and successful entrepreneur Thomas Dortch.
John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.