Ascent Luminaries Dave Jefferys

Ascent: ‘We Wanted to Stand Up and Be Counted’

David Jefferys transformed an underground network of LGBT meeting professionals into a thriving organization. Learn how he did it in the latest Ascent Luminaries video, made possible by VisitDallas.

Priya Parker

Priya Parker: Don’t Skip Over Purpose

Gathering people together is an act of 'transformative leadership,' says Priya Parker, the author of "The Art of Gathering. "Always, always start with purpose."

Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto Fights for Gender Equality with PERIOD Movement

Nadya Okamato is the founder of PERIOD, a nonprofit, youth-oriented organization dedicated to social change for menstrual equity. Her next goal? Making PERIOD a global movement and a key component of the fight for gender equality.