The Game Changers Speakers bios
Raya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the School of Humanity, a revolutionary online high school with a progressive model and skill-based curriculum. She works with governments, investors, EdTech companies, and education providers to ideate and execute revolutionary education models for the 21st-century world. Featured by the BBC as one of the most influential and inspiring women globally, Raya is a global thought leader on the future of work and education. Raya also serves as an advisory board member to multiple EdTech companies and is a member of the Bett Future Education Council.
Grace Park is the Co-Founder and President of DocDoc, the world’s first patient intelligence company. She brings with her more than 20 years of leadership experience, nearly 13 of which were spent in international healthcare in Fortune 500 companies. Prior to DocDoc, Grace held leadership positions at Medtronic, most recently as the Managing Director for its ASEAN operations, leading the company to expand its footprint for medical technology in these markets. Over the years, she has also worked in companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb where she managed local grants of +US$100M to support women and children with HIV/AIDS in 10 African countries. She began her career as an Army officer after graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point and served for five years, leaving as a Captain. Grace holds degrees from Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Karin is an astropreneur, future astronaut and an internationally renowned advisor to the tech and space industry. As CEO of Spaceport Sweden, a pioneering initiative to establish Europe’s gateway for space travel and cross-industry innovation, Karin is passionate about advancing humanity in space and using technology to empower communities on Earth. She co-founded “Hack Space for the Planet” together with Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and SGInnovate, applying space technology and data to solve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Karin serves on the board of the Swedish Space Industry Association, GEN Space, Warp Institute, and the UN Space4Women as expert and mentor and has founded Women in Space, Sweden.
Christine Amour-Levar is the Head of Impact Partnerships at Force for Good, the world's first Social Impact Network, connecting people, companies and charities to drive change. As a passionate champion of female empowerment and environmental conservation, Christine co-founded and founded award-winning nonprofit organizations Women on a Mission (WOAM) and HER Planet Earth respectively, to take all-female teams on pioneering expeditions to support worthy causes.
She is an Author and Contributing Writer to international publications such as Forbes, The HuffPost, the Manila Bulletin Newspaper of the Philippines, etc., with speaking engagements with INSEAD, Nike, TEDx, and more.
Being included on Tatler Asia's Most Influential Impact List 2020, Christine has won multiple awards including the United Women Singapore Gender Equality Impact Changemaker Award, a Women of the Future Kindness & Leadership Southeast Asia Leading Lights 2020, and the '100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World' Award™.
So-Young Kang is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gnowbe, a mobile-first content publishing platform to drive behavioral change for business impact. She is a serial entrepreneur having also founded Awaken Group, a multi-disciplinary Transformation Design (TD) firm that integrates strategy, leadership and innovation to design experiences that catalyze change. She has nearly 20 years of experience advising and training leaders globally and is a speaker on various topics across leadership, innovation, education and transformation at TEDx and the WEF and World Bank.
So-Young has committed her life to humanizing the world to maximize human creative potential having founded The Young Professionals’ Group (YPG) in 2000, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students achieve their professional dreams. In 2014, she was selected by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader.
Cherrie Atilnao is the Founding Farmer, CEO and President of AGREA Agricultural System International, Inc., a for-purpose and inclusive business, that is creating the first replicable one-island economy of zero hunger, zero waste, and zero insufficiency through the ‘Ecology of Dignity’ approach. She is a High-Level Ambassador of the United Nations Scaling Up Nutrition, an Advisory Board member of the World Bank Solutions for Youth Employment, 2020 class of the Young Global Leaders (YGL), a Board Member of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) based in Geneva Switzerland.
Cherrie is a recipient of multiple national and global awards including The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service Award, Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur, Women of the Future Social Entrepreneur in Southeast Asia, etc. The expert also led AGREA in winning the UN Global Compact, the Global Responsible Business Award 2017 for Agriculture Excellence, and the 4th ASEAN Rural Poverty Eradication Leadership Awards in 2019.