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Mawi Asgedom

Children and Young Adult; Business and Management; College/University; Race & Diversity; Science; Technology and Innovation

Speaker Bio

Mawi Asgedom is a social impact entrepreneur who has inspired millions of people with his bestselling books, inspiring speeches, and online leadership courses. He is the founder of Mawi Learning, a leading provider of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) training, which has educated learners in over 15 counties and won innovation awards for its pioneering work in online and blended SEL. The company was recently acquired by the learning non-profit ACT. He’s been hailed by ESSENCE magazine as one of the “40 Most Inspiring African-Americans” and his interview with Oprah Winfrey has been called one of her “Top 20 Moments.”

Asgedom’s personal story is as captivating as his professional successes. Having fled the civil war in Ethiopia and survived living in a Sudanese refugee camp, he settled in the United States, where he overcame poverty, language barriers, and personal struggles to graduate from Harvard University, delivering the commencement address to an audience of 30,000. He holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has collaborated with universities and corporations including McKinsey & Company, Stanford University, Deloitte, Chase, and BCG, among many others.


Speaking Topics

Refugee Camp to Harvard and Beyond

Prepare to be uplifted as Mawi shares his inspiring story alongside insights from his work in Social Emotional Learning with millions of learners. Attendees will acquire practical strategies for accelerating growth personally and professionally.

Resilience in Uncertain Times

Mawi shares the most helpful mental models and techniques he has discovered for building resilience. Attendees will learn how to continuously energize themselves even in the most difficult and uncertain situations.

Putting Equity into Practice

Equity is in the headlines, but how do we put equity into practice? Mawi will help your audience see those who are invisible and share actionable strategies for advancing equity personally and professionally.

By the Author

Booking Info

Mawi Asgedom’s speaking engagements are handled by the Hachette Speakers Bureau, a division of Hachette Book Group and an accredited member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus. Contact us to learn more.