Visionaries & Innovators
Clean Energy Visionary.
Queen of Possibility.
What if we could solve the two biggest problems with nuclear energy: safety and waste? Well, this wunderkind nearly did both of those things...when she was just 32. Today, she works to advance nuclear science and technology to save the planet.
Global Women’s Champion.
One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has traveled to more than one hundred countries during her long career. When navigating any culture, Annie’s goal has been to share the vibrant tapestry of human experience.
Cult Winery of the Year Founder.
Forbes 30 Under 30.
At 24, Jesse became America’s youngest lead winemaker. When a bottle of his wine, The Setting, went for a record $350,000 at the Napa Valley Wine Auction, the world took note. Today he makes magic at his own Aperture Cellars.
Whether managing AWACS for US, UK and NATO fleets, engineering solutions for Boeing, or developing comms systems for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet, Jill has always reached one hand back to light the path for young girls.
Photo Ark Founder.
Man on a Mission.
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow, explorer, and longtime contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic.
What if the first Afghan woman to earn a commercial pilot’s license went on to break the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine plane? Meet the 2018 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Trophy Winner.