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Anton Gunn


Anton J. Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on workplace injustice. As a professional speaker and leadership consultant, he has worked with more than 400 organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He has developed and implemented transformational initiatives focused on human capital strategy, diversity & inclusion, corporate social responsibility, and health outcomes for more than 20 million Americans. Anton has a bachelor's and a master's degree from the University of South Carolina, where he also played football. He is a former Resident Fellow at Harvard University and bestselling author of three leadership books.


We all have had special and meaningful hip-hop moments in our lives. What is one of your most beloved hip-hop memories?

Chuck D of Public Enemy agreeing to write the Foreword to my first book, The Audacity of Leadership in 2009.

What is ONE word that best describes hip-hop culture? 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.