Wednesday, December 11, 2024
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
New York City

Unprecedented forces are dramatically reshaping our world faster than we can reshape ourselves, our institutions, and our leadership. The imperative for moral leadership has never been more urgent.

The HOW Institute for Society, in collaboration with our partners the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, will host our second Summit on Moral Leadership in December 2024.

This one-day, in-person summit will bring together leaders from business, government, education, military, religion, sports, media, entertainment, and the social sector. Designed for heads of organizations who have embraced the imperative of moral leadership, participants will spend the day learning from each other and engaging with frameworks, models, and metrics that enable them to scale values, principles for decision-making, and elevated behavior within their own organizations.

Action and collaboration are at the Summit’s core. The agenda will focus on the shared beliefs that institutions must be guided by values and shaped by moral leaders; that moral authority and formal authority must be combined to create meaningful and enduring impact; and that shared norms and high trust are essential to healthy communities and organizations.

To apply for an invitation click here.

To see details about the 2022 Summit on Moral Leadership click here.

Past Participants

Awo Ablo

Strategy and Partnership Executive Vice President and Board Director
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Dr. David Agus

Professor of Medicine and Engineering
University of Southern California

Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Askren

Conductor & Founder
Transylvanian Opera Academy

Chip Bergh

President and CEO
Levi Strauss & Co.

Gregg Berhalter

Head Coach
U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team

Dr. Dana H. Born

Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows Program
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Center for Public Leadership

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

Senior Rabbi
Central Synagogue

Dr. Brenda Cassellius

Former Superintendent
Boston Public Schools

Former Commissioner of Education

Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield (USN)

U.S. Naval War College

Nikki Clifton

Social Impact and The UPS Foundation

Abigail Disney

Philanthropist and Social Activist

Fork Films

Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick

17th President of Howard University

Enes Kanter Freedom

Human Rights Activist
NBA Star
Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Thomas Friedman

The New York Times

David Gelles

Climate Reporter
The New York Times

William W. George

Senior Fellow
Harvard Business School

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Medtronic, Inc.

Nancy Gibbs

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

Poppy Harlow

CNN This Morning

Murray Hidary

Composer and Founder

Michael E. Horowitz

Inspector General
U.S. Department of Justice

Adi Ignatius

Editor in Chief
Harvard Business Review

The Honorable Gina Ortiz Jones

Under Secretary of the Air Force

David Kenny

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Zia Khan

Senior Vice President for Innovation
Rockefeller Foundation

Lauren Bush Lauren

Founder and Chief Brand Officer

Federica Marchionni

Global Fashion Agenda

Doug McMillon

President and CEO

Danny Meyer

Union Square Hospitality Group

Dr. Lloyd B. Minor

Stanford University School of Medicine

Shelby O’Neil

Jr Ocean Guardians

Leni Robredo

14th Vice President of the Philippines

John W. Rogers

Chairman, Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Ariel Investments

Dov Seidman

Founder and Chairman of the Board
The HOW Institute for Society

Dan Schulman

President and CEO

Andrew Ross Sorkin


The New York Times

Marc Trestman

Former Professional Football Coach

Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty, and advisory Board Member
University of Miami Law School

Doug Ulman

Chief Executive Officer

Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

Former District Attorney
New York

Baker McKenzie

Darren Walker

Ford Foundation

LTG Nadja Y. West

44th Army Surgeon General
U.S. Army

Tom Wilson

Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Allstate Corporation

*The HOW Institute for Society Board Member