Mary T. Meagher & Kelsi Worrell Dahlia: Life of an Olympic Champion - October 18, 2018

Mary T. Meagher, a 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a Louisville native came home to share her story. Joining Mary T. on stage was Kelsi Worrell Dahlia. Kelsi, Louisville’s newest Olympian and a UofL graduate, won gold in swimming at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Both specialists in the butterfly, Mary T. and Kelsi had a lot to talk about — how things have changed in the world of swimming as well as how Kentucky impacted their path to success. Most importantly, in a conversation with WHAS 11’s Whitney Harding, they discussed how to navigate life when it seems like your greatest accomplishment is behind you.

Dr. Phillip A. Sharp: In Pursuit of Answers - March 3, 2018

Nobel prize winner and co-founder of Biogen Phillip A. Sharp, a native Kentuckian, discussed his pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology, with science journalist Jenni Laidman.

Global Game Changers - October 30, 2017

Global Game Changers, a nonprofit based in Louisville seeking to empower all children to discover their inner superpower and make the world a better place through immersive educational programs and partnerships was introduced to the audience by the founders: Jan Helson, Rachel Annette Helson, Justin Walker, and Anne Walker. The discussion was moderated by Sam Corbett, Executive Director of Future Up.

Elizabeth Mayhew - August 23, 2017

Style expert Elizabeth Mayhew discussed how being Kentucky born and raised propelled her into the national spotlight. She had a conversation with multiple Emmy winner and WAVE 3 News anchor Shannon Cogan.

Wendy Wheelan - October 24, 2016

Ballet Legend Wendy Whelan had a conversation with Emily Bingham, author of Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham (2015). Wendy discussed her future and how she has embraced her creative power.

Tracy Drain: Modern Thinkers Social Series - June 17, 2016

Tracy, originally from Louisville, is a Flight Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she works on the robotic exploration of the solar system. She is a prime example of a woman who has a captivating story to tell about her rise to the top of the ladder in a very male-dominated field. Tracy shared her disarming approach to intellectual advocacy during a meet-and-greet and a question-and-answer session.