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Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive.

Her TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time, and her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a #1 New York Times bestseller.Burton is known for his roles as Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots, Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as host of the PBS Kids educational television series Reading Rainbow for more than 23 years