A Magical Evening of Visions for the Future


In the David Lean Theater at Summit Skywalker Ranch, Ascent screened for more than 100 specially invited guests the world premiere of its short film, which covers the launch week of its inaugural fellowship program for family-run and founder-led business leaders.  Afterwards, four of the Fellows shared their personal leadership visions for improving the future:

  • Frederic Vieil, President & CEO of Hexagone, is passionate about expanding happiness and healthy eating through the creation of French food halls, starting in Boston.

  • Nell Diamond, Founder & CEO of Hill House Home, is redefining shopping for the new generation of 21st-century women by helping them communicate their values through their purchases.

  • Stephen Bronfman, Executive Chairman of Claridge, Inc., wants to see the adoption of the "happiness index," starting with a simple smile campaign to become a national movement in his native Canada.

  • Gowri Ishwaran, CEO of the Global Education & Leadership Foundation in India, sees how with the huge societal changes caused by new technologies requires us to help young people navigate this new world through new curricula to educate them on necessary ethics and altruism to make right choices.

Ascent is growing a network of like-minded people committed to helping leaders thrive, and we look forward to continue casting individuals for the next scenes of this evolving story.

Marietta Bryant