February 20, 2024

Detavio Samuels


Detavio Samuels, CEO of REVOLT, talks about brand purpose and career progression.

February 06, 2024

Linda Rendle

CEO, Clorox

Linda Rendle, Clorox CEO and chairperson, shares her perspective on shifting corporate culture and achieving gender parity in business leadership

November 14, 2023

David Heath

CEO, Bombas

Bombas CEO David Heath shares what makes Bombas different from other companies with social impact missions.

October 17, 2023

Kareem Cook

Owner, Naturade

Fuqua alumnus Kareem Cook shares the principles that guided him on his entrepreneurial path. His wellness company, Naturade, makes plant-based shakes.

March 28, 2023

Dr. Arvind Krishna


IBM's CEO said we are in a "Netscape moment" in artificial intelligence, comparing ChatGPT to the web browser that made the internet widely known in the 1990s.

March 21, 2023

Elisa Villanueva Beard

CEO, Teach For America

Elisa Villanueva Beard, Teach For America CEO, discussed the future of education, AI in the classroom, and adapting for Gen Z.

January 31, 2023

Dr. Albert Bourla

CEO, Pfizer

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla discussed leading the company during one of the most critical periods of history and developing one of the first COVID vaccines. 

December 15, 2022

Julie Sweet

CEO, Accenture

Accenture's CEO speaks about the need for companies to understand technology as a core business competency, about AI, and about the potential of the metaverse. Her recommendation for students: dream big.

November 22, 2022

Melissa Bernstein

Co-founder of Melissa & Doug

Melissa & Doug co-founder and current CEO of Lifelines shares lessons in entrepreneurship and self-acceptance, while encouraging students to define their authentic mission.

November 16, 2022

Louis Dejoy

U.S. Postal Service

Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service and former founder and CEO of a successful logistics and freight company discussess challenges at USPS and advises students on leadership and entrepreneurship.

July 20, 2022

Mike Krzyzewski

Former Duke Men’s Basketball Coach

Coach K, the all-time winningest coach in Division I men’s college basketball, spoke about effective leadership, offered career advice for business school students, and shared personal anecdotes about some difficult moments in his Hall of Fame career.

June 02, 2022

Ken Frazier

Merck executive chair and former CEO

Ken Frazier reflected on his career, the role of business in “reinventing the country,” and his work with OneTen, a coalition of business leaders working to get one million Black Americans hired into family-sustaining jobs in 10 years.

May 02, 2022

Indra Nooyi

Former PepsiCo CEO

Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi discussed juggling work and family and the role of mentorship, plus how she hopes her personal story will help create change for working families and essential workers.

April 27, 2022

Joe Ucuzoglu


Deloitte CEO Joe Ucuzoglu believes the pandemic has revealed a need for increased corporate accountability and discussed the importance of backing up values with actions and how leaders can win trust.

March 23, 2022

Demetrio Carceller Arce


Demetrio Carceller Arce (MBA ’91), who leads several companies, including Spain-based brewery DAMM, discussed leading during the pandemic, when different regions of the country established different lockdown guidelines.

February 11, 2022

David Gibbs

Yum! Brands

Fuqua alumnus David Gibbs (MBA '88) discussed how communication and trust helped franchisees thrive in the pandemic for Yum! Brands, which owns KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger Grill.

January 08, 2022

Beth Ford

Land O'Lakes Inc.

Beth Ford, president and CEO for Land O’Lakes Inc. says she knows the exact moment she realized her personal duty to help others.

November 30, 2021

Alex Gorsky

Johnson & Johnson

When he took the helm of Johnson & Johnson 10 years ago, Alex Gorsky would not have predicted he’d be leading the global health care company in the race to end a pandemic.

May 16, 2021

Mary Barra

General Motors

Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors, describes a year of innovation and how the firm pivoted to produce much-needed ventilators to avoid a COVID-19-driven shortage of the life-saving devices.

March 30, 2021

Eric Yuan


 Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom, explains the opportunities and challenges the company has faced in a year that transformed how the world does business and more than tripled Zoom’s revenues.

March 11, 2021

Ajay Banga


Mastercard Chairman Ajay Banga defines decency in business leadership and explains why leading and serving others is a privilege.

March 08, 2021

Ellen Kullman


Ellen Kullman, CEO of 3D printing startup Carbon, discusses efforts to build gender equity and her new role leading a startup.

March 02, 2021

Jacqueline Novogratz


Acumen CEO Jacqueline Novogratz explains why business schools must help students find their moral compass and discusses her journey to social entrepreneurship via Wall Street.

January 26, 2021

Sue Gordon


Sue Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, discusses advising presidents and healing a divided country.

January 05, 2021

Rich Lesser


Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser discusses earning trust during challenging times and the importance of communicating in realities. 

December 22, 2020

David Taylor


CEO of P&G David Taylor discusses the company's revival and his campaigns for equality in the workforce.

December 15, 2020

Kareem Cook

Towerview Capital Management/Naturade

Managing Director of Towerview Capital Management and Co-Owner and Chief Marketing Officer of Naturade, Kareem Cook discusses successfully changing corporate cultures and the importance of being intentional.

December 15, 2020

Tim Ryan


Senior Partner and Chairman, PwC US, Tim Ryan discusses leadership and how to bring people together with common purpose.

August 06, 2020

Dr. Kelvin Baggett

City of Dallas

Dallas Health Czar Dr. Kelvin Baggett discusses building coalitions while leading a city through a pandemic.

June 23, 2020

Cara Sabin

Sundial Brands

Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands discusses leading as a Black female CEO.

June 16, 2020

General Martin Dempsey

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey discusses why he believes the turmoil of 2020 will lead to positive change.

April 20, 2020

Mike Krzyzewski

Duke University

Head Baksetball Coach Mike Krzyzewski discusses leadership, resilience and staying positive during challenging times.

February 11, 2020

Bart Houlahan


Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder of B-Lab, Discusses Stakeholder Capitalism and How the Principles of Mainstream Economics Hold up in 2020.

February 08, 2020

Chip Bergh

Levi Strauss & Co.

Chip Bergh of Levi Strauss & Co. discusses brand transformation and CEO activism.

January 28, 2020

Janet Foutty


What Deloitte Board Chair Janet Foutty has learned about team-building and leadership.

March 19, 2019

Jonathan Reckford

Habitat for Humanity International

What Jonathan Reckford learned in his journey from Wall Street to CEO of Habitat for Humanity.

November 08, 2018

Omar Ishrak


Omar Ishrak discusses the rewards of a common goal.

September 10, 2018

Jud Linville

Citi Cards

Ajay Banga


Ajay Banga and Jud Linville on the power of relationships in business.

May 30, 2018

Tim Cook


Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to students and alumni discussing a range of topics including ethical leadership, collaboration and career planning, among other topics.

November 21, 2017

Kent Thiry


Kent Thiry on building communities.

November 16, 2017

Lisa Borders


Lisa Borders on the value of influence.

April 18, 2017

John McNabb II

Willbros Group

John McNabb, Former Chairman and CEO of Willbros Group discusses lessons learned from the presidential election and what to expect from a Trump White House.

April 16, 2017

Bill McDermott


Bill McDermott on the power of other people.

March 01, 2017

Oscar Munoz

United Airlines

Oscar Munoz builds trust by giving people notice of big decisions, and explaining them.

January 30, 2017

Tony Scott

former U.S. Chief Information Officer

Tony Scott says more must be done to bring diversity to the tech sector.

November 30, 2016

Doug McMillon

Walmart, Inc.

Doug McMillon believes in starting a career with the end in mind.

November 08, 2016

David Rubenstein

The Carlyle Group

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, David Rubenstein explains his views on philanthropy, entrepreneurship and private equity.

November 03, 2016

Mary Barra

General Motors Company

Mary Barra describes her career with GM and current industry challenges.

October 03, 2016

General Martin Dempsey

General Martin Dempsey talks about managing change.

March 28, 2016

Jud Linville


Jud Linville believes leadership and career advancement require authenticity, listening and keeping an open mind.

March 22, 2016

Roger Ferguson


Roger Ferguson believes people perform at their best when they know the company values the person and not just productivity.

November 16, 2015

Doug Oberhelman


Doug Oberhelman discusses his approach to leadership.

March 31, 2015

Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard Company

Meg Whitman discusses leading by example.

March 24, 2015

Ursula Burns

Xerox Corporation

February 02, 2015

Michael Brown

City Year

Michael Brown discusses how he defines impactful leadership.

October 27, 2014

David S. Taylor


David Taylor discusses his approach to leadership.

April 08, 2014

David Gergen

Former Presidential Advisor

 Political commentator and analyst David Gergen explains growing up in Durham, the importance of character and the leadership lessons that have served him well.

November 05, 2013

Jonathan Bush

athenahealth, Inc.

Jonathan Bush of athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), discusses the health care industry and how to create a viable corporate culture.

February 19, 2013

Chad Dickerson


Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy, explains how he was able to grow the popular e-commerce site to where it is now competing with eBay and other web-commerce platforms.  

February 05, 2013

Walter Robb

Whole Foods

Walter Robb, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Whole Foods Market, explained to students how he grew the region from 2 to 17 stores and how he actively pursues being a leader of consequence.

January 29, 2013

Bill McDermott


Bill McDermott talks about social responsibility and trust.

November 13, 2012

Shelly Lazarus

Ogilvy & Mather

Shelly Lazarus discusses the importance of remaining curious throughout one's career.