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The Longpath advisory council is composed of leading thinkers and visionaries imagining new futures in the realms of business, academia, policy, media, science, faith, and the arts.


Ai-Jen Poo

Ai-Jen Poo is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. She is an award-winning activist, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in domestic workers' rights and family care advocacy. Her numerous accolades include recognition as a 2014 MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellow, a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and was named to TIME magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012.

Alec Ross

Alec Ross is one of America's leading experts on innovation. He served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, earning the Distinguished Honor Award from the State Department. He currently serves as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. His book The Industries of the Future was a New York Times bestseller and was named the 2016 Book of the Year by the TriBeCa Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Foundation.

Ytasha Womack

Ytasha Womack is an award-winning producer, director, author, and innovator. She is author of the critically acclaimed books Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture, Rayla 2212, Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity, and co-edited Beats Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop. She lectures on afrofuturism at conferences and workshops around the globe.

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Rabbi Sharon Brous is the senior and founding rabbi of IKAR, a Los Angeles-based community built in 2004 that has become a model for Jewish revitalization in the US and beyond. In 2008, Sharon was the youngest person on the Newsweek/Daily Beast list of the most influential Rabbis in America, and in 2013 she was named the list’s most influential rabbi. In 2013, she blessed President Obama and Vice President Biden at the Inaugural National Prayer Service.

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is a writer, documentarian, and lecturer whose work focuses on human autonomy in a digital age. He is the author of fifteen bestselling books on media, technology, and society including Program or Be Programmed, Present Shock, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus. He created the award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, and The Persuaders. 

Courtney E. Martin

Courtney E. Martin is an author, entrepreneur, and weekly columnist for On Being. Her latest book, The New Better Off, explores how people are re-defining the American dream (think more fulfillment, community, and fun, less debt, status, and stuff). Courtney is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and FRESH Speakers Bureau, and consults with TED, the Aspen Institute, and the Obama Foundation. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, MSNBC, and The O’Reilly Factor, and speaks widely at conferences and colleges. She lives with her family in a co-housing community in Oakland.

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