The HOW Institute for Society

Summit on Moral Leadership

2022 Date To Be Announced

Ford Foundation, New York City

Now more than ever, we need leaders to guide us over, around, and through these times of turbulence and challenge. We need leaders who put humanity, shared values, and purpose at the core of how they lead. We need moral leaders.

In collaboration with our partners, The HOW Institute for Society will co-host a one-day summit bringing together diverse leaders from varied fields—including business, government, education, non-profits, the military, religion, sports, media and entertainment—and all generations to stimulate and inspire fresh thinking and concerted actions to help answer the most vital questions we face as a society.

Urgency and action are at the core of the Summit. The coronavirus crisis demonstrates that unprecedented forces and technologies have dramatically reshaped our world faster than we have yet been able to reshape our institutions, our leadership and ourselves. A future that includes dynamic capitalism, vibrant democracy, healthy communities and free societies depends on the rise of moral leadership and values-driven behavior.


Angela Ahrendts DBE

Former SVP, Apple Retail and CEO, Burberry

Chip Bergh

President and Chief Executive Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

Ajay Banga

Vice Chairman, General Atlantic

Nancy Gibbs

Lombard Director of the Shorenstein Center Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Dov Seidman

Founder and Executive Chairman, The HOW Institute for Society

Admiral James Stavridis

Operating Executive, Carlyle Group; and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation


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