Leadercast: Meet Malala Yousafzai & Rudy Giuliani

April 8, 2015 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

In one month, more than 130,000 leaders from 35 countries will be listening to words from some of the world's most admired men and women. But we want you to meet them before you see them at Leadercast Lexington Chamber on May 8 at RADIUS Church.

So this week, you're going to meet one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and the man who cut the City of New York's crime rate by 56%. Meet Malala Yousafzai and Rudy Giuliani then get your tickets to Leadercast at the bottom of this page!

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzia | Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund

From the age of 10, Malala Yousafzai has campaigned for the rights of girls to receive an education. In October 2012, the then 15-year-old Malala was shot by the Taliban while traveling home from school on the bus with her friends. Since the attack, she has become internationally known for her courage in refusing to be silenced, and continuing her fight for the right of everyone to receive an education.

Malala’s bravery and unwavering dedication to her cause has seen her honored throughout the world, including being named as one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World' in 2013 by Time magazine. She is also the winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Following the outpouring of support that Malala received throughout her ordeal, she set up an international fund – the Malala Fund – which is dedicated to help promote education for girls throughout the world. Get your tickets to hear Yousafzai's talk on being Courageous at All Costs.

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani | 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001)

Rudolph W. Giuliani is the former Mayor of New York City. After joining the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudy Giuliani rose quickly through the ranks, becoming the Chief of the Narcotics Unit at age 29. After the inauguration of Ronald Reagan in 1981, Giuliani was named Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1983, President Reagan appointed Rudy Giuliani as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Giuliani spearheaded successful efforts against organized crime, white-collar criminals, drug dealers and corrupt elected officials. Few U.S. Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals. In 1993, Rudy Giuliani was elected Mayor of the City of New York. He focused on reducing crime, reforming welfare, and improving the quality of life and was re-elected in 1997. Under Mayor Giuliani’s leadership, overall crime was cut by 56%, murder was cut by 66%, and New York City—once considered the crime capital of the country—became the safest large city in America according to the FBI. Mayor Giuliani also implemented the largest and most successful welfareto-work initiative in the country, turning welfare offices into Job Centers and reduced welfare rolls by 640,000—nearly 60%.

On September 11, 2001, America suffered the worst attack in its history when terrorists crashed planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Mayor Giuliani was widely lauded for his steady hand during challenging times. He was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine, knighted by the Queen of England, dubbed “Rudy the Rock” by French President Jacques Chirac, and former first lady Nancy Reagan presented him with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award. Rudy Giuliani is an American hero. His views on leadership have helped shape the country, and have the capacity to transform the leadership of our organizations and businesses as well. Get your tickets to hear Giuliani's talk on being Brave Leadership.