Forward Thinkers

Forward Thinker: Ahmad Thomas leads drive to diversify Silicon Valley leadership
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WATCH: CA FWD’s Micah Weinberg talks to the new Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO about stepping into role during pivotal time

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CA Fwd connects the dots with leaders from California arts organizations
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President Jim Mayer speaks at Californians for the Arts Confluence in Sacramento, highlighting forward-thinking arts advocates

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Forward Thinker Blair Hamilton Taylor inspires teens to think globally
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Blair Taylor, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL), works hard every day to empower young people and get them connected to their community.

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Forward Thinker Michael Turnipseed wants people to know how their government works
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As executive director of the Kern County Taxpayer’s Association, Michael Turnipseed wants to ensure people understand what local government does and how business and the private sector can fit in.

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Forward Thinker Meg Palisoc prepares kids for the future
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Meg Palisoc had a great career as a college administrator at USC. But after noticing that inner city freshman were not as prepared for higher education as their peers, she decided to dedicate herself to helping disadvantaged young people achieve.

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Visionary leaders and tough decisions needed to move CA forward
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As a teenager growing up, in the Central Valley, I saw the “Golden State” growing and its “golden glow” getting brighter. 50 years later, California has gone from the world’s leader in almost everything to a state that is bankrupt in nearly every way.

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Forward Thinker Joyce Cooksey-James connects community members
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At age 14, Joyce Cooksey-James had her first experience with politics. In Detroit at the time, she helped a during an election campaign. Then at 22, she began helping neighborhood housing complexes.

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