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Business Breakfasts Series

Your Hidden Superpower


OCTOBER 25, 2022 | 7:30 AM

The Gilman Event Hall – West Village


Event Canceled



Adrienne Bankert is an award winning national news anchor and host of “Morning in America,” on NewsNation. Prior to hosting her own show, she worked for five years, with ABC News, winning two Emmys for her work on “Good Morning America” as well as reporting for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” and “Nightline.”

In her latest book, “Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness that Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone,” Adrienne shares how the power of kindness creates an authentic method and muscle memory for being more fulfilled, more relatable, and cultivates a genuine safe space within teams, friendships, with strangers, and high-caliber individuals wherever we are.

Adrienne is based in Chicago, where she is still living in awe of her beautiful new hometown. An alumna of the University of Southern California, she enjoys connecting, mentoring and speaking, as well as coming up with new ideas to engage with technology, media and cultural innovation.


Think Different 


APRIL 8, 2022 | 7:30AM

The Westin Hotel





As Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan helped teams at Disney Parks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, Imagineering and Animation to innovate, creating magical new storylines and amazing experiences for consumers around the globe.

He now brings his Disney experience to audiences around the world, delivering a series of keynotes, masterclasses, and ideation forums, that help people capture unlikely connections, leading to both disruptive thinking and revolutionary ideas.

He is a multiple TEDx speaker and has been featured in many publications including Fast Company, Forbes, INC., and more. He teaches Innovation and Creativity Masterclasses at Yale University, UNC and U.F. He also holds the American Citizen Award presented at the White House, an Hons. MBA and Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by her majesty, Queen Elizabeth.