If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” said Toni Morrison, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Beloved.”
Morrison was speaking of the creative process. But her words conjure up broader notions of leadership and inspiration. Indeed, she could have been commenting on the approach and work of the notable speakers featured during our inaugural SALA Series event last evening in New York.
Among our thirty attendees were founders and visionaries of extraordinary non-profit organizations who drive significant change in the world: Nancy Lublin (Crisis Text Line), Brendan Tuohey (Peace Players International) and Caryl Stern (UNICEF USA). They were joined by leaders of prominent companies from the finance, sports / entertainment, media and corporate sector.
SALA, taken from the root of Salon, speaks to gatherings that drive ‘inspiration through conversation’ and dates back to the 16th century. It was a special night – one which will be replicated here and abroad beginning next year. Look for it!