Liz Dozier

Founder & CEO, Chicago Beyond

Liz Dozier has spent her career working tirelessly to eradicate systemic inequities that limit America’s communities from thriving. Her ambition is born from her experiences as a teacher and principal in Chicago Public Schools. During Dozier’s tenure as principal at Fenger High School, the school experienced a decrease in its dropout rate from 19% to 2%, a 40% increase in Freshman On-Track to graduate, and double-digit increases in attendance and the school’s state graduation rate.

In 2016, Dozier launched Chicago Beyond, which works to ensure all young people have the opportunity to live a free and full life. Since its inception, Chicago Beyond has invested more than $40M in barriers to equity – from education, to youth safety, to health, wellness, and beyond.

Yasmin Trudeau

WA State Senator, District-27

Yasmin Trudeau is a lawyer and political advocate who was appointed to represent the 27th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate in 2021. As a Bengali-American, she is the first woman of color to represent the 27th District and the first Muslim to serve in the WA State legislature. Prior to her appointment, Senator Trudeau had worked in various positions, including as the legislative director for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, a policy analyst for the state Senate Democratic Caucus, and as a legislative aide for then-state Sen. Pramila Jayapal. She has also staffed the Senate Agriculture, Water, Trade and Economic Development Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee on capital budget. Trudeau has been a vocal advocate for a range of progressive causes, such as gun control, prescription drug monitoring, domestic worker protections, consumer and student loan protections, and immigrant and refugee rights.