Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author and currently, a children’s advocate. She created The Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, happier and ultimately more productive lives.
Alarmed by increases in school violence and youth depression and suicide, Hawn began her Foundation in 2003, applying cutting edge scientific research to create education programs that support the social and emotional development of children. Working with leading neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and researchers, the Foundation developed MindUP™ an evidence-based curriculum and teaching model for grades K-12 that provide tools to help children self-regulate and understand their own emotions, moods and behaviors; reduce stress and anxiety; sharpen concentration; increase empathy; and improve academic performance.
MindUP™ is the signature program of The Hawn Foundation which is serving over five million children in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia, Serbia and Finland. The skills and the mindfulness practices that are being taught have helped children improve learning and academic performance and learn valuable social and emotional skills that build personal resilience for a lifetime.
Hawn authored two best-selling books, a memoir “A Lotus Grows in the Mud”, in 2005 and in 2011, “10 Mindful Minutes”, offering guidance on raising healthy, joyful and resilient children. In 2015, Hawn released “10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal”, a practical application to her last book, offering prompts and exercises to enhance the reader’s daily life through mindfulness practice.
Goldie has lived with and loved her partner Kurt Russell for 30 years and has four grown children, Oliver and Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell, and stepson Boston Russell. They have been blessed with five grandchildren. Hawn believes “children light the path to joy” and dedicated much of her life’s work to creating innovative solutions to help children thrive.
Billie Jean King
As one of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social justice and equality. She has created new inroads for both genders in and out of sports during her legendary tennis career, and she continues to make her mark today.
King, who won an astounding 39 Grand Slam titles during her career, blazed trails on and off the court, and in 1970 she was one of nine players to break away from the tennis establishment and accept a one dollar contract from tennis promoter Gladys Heldman to compete in the newly created Virginia Slims Series. The revolt led to the birth of women's professional tennis and eventually to the formation of the Women's Tennis Association.
In 1973, King produced one of the greatest moments in sports history when she defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes.” The Riggs-King match took place at the Houston Astrodome, and garnered huge publicity. In front of more than 30,000 spectators and a worldwide television audience estimated at 90 million people in 37 countries, 29-year-old King beat the 55-year-old Riggs 6–4, 6–3, 6–3. It still remains one of the most viewed sports events of all time, and the story is now a major motion picture starring Emma Stone as King, and Steve Carell as Riggs.
Named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life, King was honored on August 28, 2006, when the National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Molly shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. Formerly, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR® golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers. As she successfully negotiated over $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she also observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game.
Molly has been recognized by Michigan State University with the Outstanding Alumni award and has received numerous other awards. She currently serves as a National Trustee member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, after serving on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta board and as a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Carlos Rodriguez was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011, making him ADP’s sixth CEO since its 1949 founding.
Under his leadership, the company has accelerated its transition from payroll processor to Human Capital Management services provider with a comprehensive “hire-to-retire” portfolio, including benefits administration. It has also nearly doubled the number of clients using its cloud-based services. And its Professional Employer Organization (PEO) business has nearly doubled the number of client employees served, putting it on par with the nation’s largest employers.
After joining ADP in 1999 through its acquisition of Vincam, Carlos held a series of positions with increasing responsibilities before becoming CEO. He served initially as CFO for a short period before becoming President of ADP TotalSource®. Under his leadership, TotalSource became the fastest-growing and largest PEO in the industry.
He also served as President of the National Account Services and Employer Services International divisions, which serve large companies, and spent several years as President of the Small Business Services (SBS) division. While in that role he oversaw the launch of the cloud-based RUN Powered by ADP® payroll management service.
Carlos holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Harvard University. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Economic Club of New York.
As President of Global Enterprise Solutions, Ed leads 20,000 ADP associates deployed globally in several organizations: National Account Services, Benefit Services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Talent, and Multi-national Companies (MNC). These businesses serve some of the world’s largest companies, generally those with 1,000 employees or more.
Since 1988, Ed held broad-ranging senior leadership positions in both ADP domestic and international businesses. Most recently, Ed served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing for ADP where he was responsible for ADP’s global sales and marketing operations.
Ed also served as President, Employer Services International (ESI) and was the Senior Vice President of International Sales for five years where he oversaw both direct and indirect sales for all geographies outside the United States. He led his team in helping international clients to “think globally, act locally” on an everyday basis -- where bringing together fragmented systems and geographies is necessary to organize a global workforce, engage employees and achieve superior business results.
Before his International responsibilities, Ed served as Senior Vice President for sales in the Small Business Services division. During this time, he successfully launched indirect sales channels and established third-party alliances to help small business clients achieve their goals.
Ed serves as the executive sponsor of ADP's Military Business Resource Group, which increases the awareness of the sacrifices made daily by service members and their families as well as the value Veterans bring to the company and community.
Ed holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College.
Debbie Dyson is President of ADP National Account Services, responsible for many of the company’s Human Capital Management solutions for larger clients based in the U.S. Debbie also leads ADP’s enterprise-wide client experience, business process innovation (BPI), global shoring, learning and performance, change communication and management. She provides governance, tools and best practices to help leverage innovation across ADP and create a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Debbie began her ADP career in 1988 as an account manager, serving clients with more than 1,000 employees. She has since held roles of increasing responsibility in client relations, operational support and general management. Prior to her current role, Debbie served as Division Vice President and General Manager of the mid-market (50-1,000 employees) Service Center for the South region. During her tenure in that position, she led the team to accelerated revenue growth with above-plan performance while maintaining high levels of client retention and engagement.
Throughout her career, Debbie has been passionate about people engagement and development. She serves as an executive sponsor of several resource groups for ADP associates, including Women in Leadership (WIL) and Cultivate, a group for African-American associates.
Debbie has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women by Black Enterprise® for the past two years. She has also received recognition from DiversityInc® and currently sits on the board for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in San Mateo County, Calif., for her athletic achievements in high school and college. Debbie volunteers with a variety of breast cancer awareness organizations and participates in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in multiple cities each year.
Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Santa Clara University.
Jennifer Cambern is the Vice President of Product Management and Chief Product Owner for ADP’s Global Enterprise Services. As Chief Product Owner, Jennifer directs a team of inspired product owners who deliver ADP’s HCM vision in our ADP products. ADP Vantage HCM® provides Human Resources, Benefits, Workforce Management, Talent and Payroll in a single integrated platform.
Jennifer joined ADP in 2010, having previously worked as Vice President of Product Management with Ceridian, COO for H&R Block’s RSM McGladrey Employer Services and as a Deputy Director of Finance HR and IT for the Georgia Office of School Readiness.
In addition to her work at ADP, Jennifer volunteers for the American Whitewater Association, completing river clean ups and volunteering for whitewater rescue duties across Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Jennifer also volunteers with the Nature Conservatory completing clean ups of America’s Wild spaces.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an MBA from the Georgia State University’s Robinson School of Business. She also holds certifications as a PMP, AIPMM, CPO and Scrum Master.
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