Last week, I found myself in some truly great company: Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Sean Penn (actor and activist), Anderson Cooper (CNN), New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Joe Scarborough (MSNBC), Geoffrey Canada (Harlem Children’s Zone) and more.
We were all gathered as a result of The Huffington Post Game Changers— Arianna Huffington hosted a celebration for the 100 game changers in New York City.
UoPeople’s work received a lot of support at the event. I particularly enjoyed talking with Sean Penn who, like UoPeople, is currently doing a lot of good work in Haiti. Sean is helping tens of thousands of citizens through the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Sean immediately showed interest in our soon to be launched program in Haiti (at the end of November) to improve access to higher education. My hope is that we will one day coordinate our efforts to create even greater impact on the nation.
Aside from all of the inspirational people I met, I also saw that anyone, in any field and from any background can “change the game.” Chefs focused on sustainability and 8-year old sportsperson and amputee Catherine Hughes were just as inspiring as more famous names, such as Steve Jobs (Apple) and rapper Jay-Z.
This just proves that anyone and everyone can and should be a game changer. If you could change the game in any way, what would you do?