Amid the explosion of artificial intelligence, the ongoing struggle to get flexible work right, and the rising backlash against diversity, equity, and inclusion, the moment is ripe for bold thinking about what the workplace can and should be.

The people on our inaugural Charter 30 list provide just that. As part of our ongoing goal to highlight the figures at the forefront of the future of work, we’ve rounded up 30 cutting-edge researchers, visionary leaders, and outside-the-box innovators who are helping us understand and reimagine the modern workplace.

Our final list came together with the guidance of the following jury of experts:

You can read about each of the Charter 30 honorees below:

  • Daron Acemoglu, institute professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Azeem Azhar, founder, Exponential View
  • Nicholas Bloom, economics professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, professor, Stanford
  • Joy Buolamwini, founder and artist-in-chief, Algorithmic Justice League
  • Katie Burke, chief people officer, HubSpot
  • Prithwiraj Choudhury, associate professor of business administration, Harvard Business School
  • Annie Dean, global head of Team Anywhere, Atlassian
  • Amy Edmondson, professor of leadership and management, Harvard Business School
  • Natalia Emanuel, research economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Joelle Emerson, co-founder and CEO, Paradigm
  • Dag Folger, co-founder, A+I
  • Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds
  • David Glasgow and Kenji Yoshino, co-founders, Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, NYU Law; co-authors, Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice
  • Sarah Hardy, co-founder and chief people and experience officer, Bobbie
  • Thomas Kochan, post-tenure professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; faculty member, MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research
  • Helen Kupp, founder, Women Defining AI
  • Brian Lowery, professor of organizational behavior, Stanford; author, Selfless: The Social Creation of ‘You’
  • Kenneth Matos, director of people science, Culture Amp
  • Ethan Mollick, associate professor of management, Wharton
  • Mary C. Murphy, professor of psychological and brain sciences, Indiana University; founder and CEO, Equity Accelerator; author, Cultures of Growth
  • Andrew Ng, co-founder, Coursera; founder, DeepLearning.AI
  • Priya Parker, conflict-resolution facilitator; author, The Art of Gathering book and digital course
  • Fred Poses, co-founder and CEO, Understood
  • Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO, Moms First
  • Tia Silas, chief human resources officer, Shopify
  • Jared Spataro, corporate vice president of modern work and business applications, Microsoft
  • Manuela Veoloso, head of AI Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Saadia Zahidi, managing director, World Economic Forum

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