Success to Significance


NECKER ISLAND  August 28th to Sept. 1st, 2021

"These gatherings have become incredible incubators of brilliant ideas in magical settings.  I'm honored to host entrepreneurs who have the vision to see the potential of a better world."

We are delighted to be hosting this year's Leadership Gathering, Success to Significance, August 28th to Sept. 1st, 2021.

Held at the Branson Home on Necker Island, your stay promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience - meeting an incredible group of people and hearing from some brilliant speakers.

Richard Branson and Amber Kelleher-Andrews have been partnering for over five years, resulting in nearly 2 million raised for critical work on the front lines of some of the toughest issues on the planet.  

Of course, it would not be a Virgin event without having a lot of fun along the way, in one of our favorite places on Earth.

We look forward to welcoming you to Necker Island!

Meet Your Hosts

Special Guest

One of the most acclaimed R&B artists of the 2000s, Ne-Yo entered the mainstream as a songwriter for Mario's "Let Me Love You" (2004), a number one pop hit. By the time Billboard determined that the romantic ballad was the eighth most successful single of its decade, Ne-Yo had racked up a career's worth of accomplishments as a composer and recording artist. He had platinum certifications for In My Own Words (2006), Because of You (2007), and Year of the Gentleman (2008), the second of which won a Grammy award in the category of Best Contemporary R&B Album. Seven of his singles, as well as five on which he appeared as a featured artist, peaked within the Top Ten of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable" (2006) and Rihanna's "Take a Bow" (2008), two of the many songs he wrote for other artists, were smash hits as well.


Since 2010 -- he has worked extensively behind the scenes as a Motown executive, amid a slew of acting and televised talent-competition gigs -- he has continued to be known for sophisticated pop-oriented R&B, inspired as ever by the likes of Michael Jackson and Babyface. His streak of Top Ten studio albums continued through Non-Fiction (2015).

Veronica Verekova

Veronica is a globally-recognized supermodel, conservation advocate, and global ambassador for African wildlife and serves as a Trustee of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), one of the leading international conservation organizations, where she raised awareness and funds to support initiatives focused on conserving large landscapes, protecting endangered species, and empowering local communities.  



Co-Founder of Holberton School, a two-year program training highly skilled full-stack software engineers. Inspired by Progressive Education, our curriculum is based on a peer-learning and project-based approach.  Entrepreneur and a Software Engineer who has worked in the Tech industry for more than a decade. 



Topeka K. Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries – The LOHM – whose mission is to help disenfranchised and marginalized women and girls transition back into society through resources and access to high-quality education, entrepreneurship, spiritual empowerment, advocacy and housing. 



Founder and CEO of the Tim Tebow Foundation, whose goal is to bring Faith, Hope and Love by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.  TIM TEBOW is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner. In addition, he serves as a college football analyst for ESPN, played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. 



FOUNDER & CEO of Crisis Text Line, America's first, free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Now in Canada, UK, Ireland, more soon! Has processed over 120 million messages since launching in August 2013. 

Nancy recently left her post as CEO of, one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change. Previously, she founded Dress for Success, the organization that helps women transition from welfare to work. 


This is a Limited, by Invitation only Event. 
For more details, contact Amber Kelleher-Andrews at or call 415.488.1777 for a full brochure and info on what to expect.
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