Jon Mertz, Author at Activate World

Bringing meaning to diversity and inclusion at work and in community

Michaela Ayers, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, PayScale Founder, Nourish Michaela Ayers is a customer education lead at compensation research firm PayScale Inc. She is also a training lead in Payscale’s Diversity Task Force that works across departments to create engaging opportunities for employees and to foster a healthy work environment. Michaela is the founder of Nourish,… Read More

Taking a “goodish” approach to becoming a better leader

Dr. Dolly Chugh, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, New York University Stern School of Business Dr. Dolly Chugh is an award-winning, tenured professor at the New York University Stern School of Business. She studies implicit bias and unintentional unethical behavior (“bounded ethicality”). Dolly teaches MBA courses in leadership, management, and negotiations, and is the faculty… Read More

Giving young Americans a political voice

Ben Brown, Founder, Association of Young Americans Ben Brown started the Association of Young Americans (AYA) in his NYC apartment in 2016 and is responsible for leading its growth and strategy, including inking partnerships with Lyft, CoachUSA and others. Prior to AYA, Ben was a consultant at Enovation Partners where he worked with Fortune 500… Read More

Political misfits in the workplace: What happens in red and blue organizational cultures?

Sekou Bermiss, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin Dr. Sekou Bermiss is an Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(NY), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from… Read More

The revolution of the creative economy

Alice Loy, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, Creative Startups Alice Loy is co-founder of Creative Startups and widely considered a leading authority on entrepreneurship in the creative economy.  Dr. Loy created the Creative Startups Accelerator with a vision for catalyzing high growth company formation in the under-served creative economy. A sought-after speaker on topics ranging from… Read More

An innovative intersection of business investing and social impact

Kyle Lukianuk, President, Good Returns Network Kyle Lukianuk graduated from SMU with a degree in finance and started his early career with Bank of America. He then moved to KPMG, where he focused primarily on internal audit and risk management. His insights into the financial services industry motivated him to explore financial models that foster… Read More

Freedom of speech: The pursuit of ideas and truth on college campuses

Keith E. Whittington, Professor of Politics, Princeton University Keith E. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech. He is the author of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S…. Read More