Courage in Action | Plenary with 2023 McNulty Prize Winners

August 24, 2023  • Aspen Global Leadership Network

“What I’m hearing in each of these stories is they got close to the pain and they challenged their assumptions. Once they had an insight, they didn’t say, ‘I have got a model that works. It’s proven.’ They actually had to go and revisit and see what actually is needed locally. ”

– Stace Lindsay, Moderator, President, Fusion Venture Partners


Since 2008, the John P. McNulty Prize has championed trailblazing breakthrough leaders for their determination and ability to affect change across the globe. Continuing the legacy, this year’s Resnick Aspen Action Forum we celebrated three winners – all Fellows at the Aspen Institute – who are transforming major parts of societal infrastructure for the better. These Fellows are  revolutionizing mental healthcare with an innovative therapy method, pioneering a holistic solution to plastic pollution, and restoring the promise of economic mobility for college graduates.

Listen to their bold vision for change and impact from Dixon Chibanda, Founder & CEO, Friendship Bench, Aimée Eubanks Davis, Founder & CEO, Braven and Mirei Endara de Heras, Co-Founder & President, Marea Verde, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Stace Lindsay, President, Fusion Venture Partners.