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Getting real – sometimes our personal brand isn’t as shiny and pretty as our professional brand. It’s about time – to make it my time. Brooke Beach is the founder and chairman of MarketWake - a digital marketing agency, and the CEO of Kevy - an ecommerce marketing automation company. She graduated magna cum laude from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. After graduation, she became a spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies and helped lead nation-wide public relations and marketing campaigns. As a young business professional and entrepreneur, Beach faced a …
How did this pilot get her wings back? Henry Ford said, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that a plane takes off against the wind, and not with it.” It’s about time to take flight. Antonia Wysong currently holds the position of Assistant Chief Pilot for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, Georgia. She started her airline career as a United Airlines flight attendant, but shortly thereafter started taking flying lessons. Today, she has an airline transport pilot certificate and holds advanced ground and certified flight licenses. She is rated for B757, B767, CL65 and …
It’s about time women were better represented in on the silver screen. While women make 85% of consumer decisions yet they are underrepresented in Hollywood. Where are the female writers, directors or significant roles for women in film? Where is the woman who will write the next inspiring script? Let’s support her in bringing her vision to the screen. Shay Bentley-Griffin is one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets. In 2008, she and fellow Georgia Film and Entertainment Advisory Board members succeeded in getting tax incentives passed that boosted Georgia to number …
Women can change the world, but good intentions are not enough. They must be willing to invite others in and connect with people who may not look and act like them. Natosha Reid Rice is a mother, a wife, an ordained minister, inspirational speaker, life coach and attorney. She serves as the Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance at Habitat for Humanity International managing financing programs and strategies to generate sources of capital that enable Habitat affiliates provide decent, affordable housing to families throughout the country. In …
Confidence or competence? The answer might be found in the acronym “COMPETE.” Theresa Wenzel has been a tireless advocate for women’s sports, and particularly women’s basketball for her entire career as a player, coach and administrator. Currently Team President of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. Wenzel spent the previous 10 years as a top athletic administrator at Georgia Tech, joining the Yellow Jackets in 2005 before being elevated to the position of Senior Women’s Administrator in 2006. She was honored as the 2011 Administrator of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association …
In her talk, Dr. Maryam Alavi explores the relationship between humans and machines. It’s about time to change the paradigm about the relationship between humans and machines from one in which humans compete with machines to learn and solve problems to one in which humans team up with machines to improve their lives. Dr. Maryam Alavi currently serves as the dean of the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. As an expert in digital innovations and strategic IT applications, Dr. Alavi is a thought leader on IT strategy, a recognized educator and advisor with …
We're excited to share with you the 2016 line-up of the innovators, entrepreneurs, and game-changers. This year’s TEDxCentennialParkWomen (TEDxCPW) event features a curated selection of not-to-be-missed presentations revolving around our theme, “It’s About Time.” Our presenters will speak on topics ranging from global economics to elevating women in male-dominated industries to redesigning workflow as a result of new technology.
TEDxCentennialParkWomen is hailed by prior attendees as one of the most inspiring events for them, and this year’s event is shaping up to be even more powerful.
Make plans to spend a great day engaging with ground-breaking ideas worth spreading and meeting people who are having an impact on our community. We're curating a variety of speakers, performances and experiences to stimulate conversation, inspire innovation and make high-value connections for Atlanta’s professional women well beyond the event itself. Atlanta is booming as a city for business, science, medicine and education and much more – we also want the city to be known as a place where women can thrive and advance in their professions. Please join as we explore important topics impacting …
She is the familiar voice on the Atlanta airwaves every afternoon. Her award-winning interviews cover Atlanta’s undiscovered and rarely celebrated like no other. WABE’s Rose Scott is a powerful voice of the people. On October 28th she will lend her considerable talents as the emcee of our TEDxCentennialParkWomen 2016 event. The St. Louis, Missouri native spoke with TEDxCPW team member, Ebony Hillsman about this year’s theme:

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