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The countdown is on for this year’s TEDxCentennialParkWomen event on May 29, 2015 and we are pushing forth full speed with this year’s theme #Momentum. From business to leadership, the arts and education, to cultivating a sensitive, engaged youth community, we are honored and proud to host our very accomplished speakers as they share how you too can create #Momentum in your life. So who’s on this year’s speaker’s list? Cheryl Bachelder, CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen For starters, …
TEDxCentennialParkWomen is looking for 9 groundbreaking speakers to rock our next event on May 29, 2015 in Atlanta. If you are the friendly neighborhood genius with that great idea and unique alchemy that connects you with your audience - then use the point scoring system below to see if you make the cut to be our next big TEDxCentennialParkWomen speaker. Speaker submissions are currently open and end Friday, March 13th, 2015. You have a new or …
Sunday, March 8th is International Women’s Day – which means it is also the day when our Facebook and Twitter feeds erupt in a flurry of celebratory news items on how far women have come in the last few decades. We’ll click on a few links extolling Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In message, scroll through a slideshow on the rise of female billionaires and weigh in enthusiastically on the female executive who …
While you wait for our TEDxCentennialPark Women in May, you may be interested in hearing from the young people about how they are changing the world. In addition to volunteering for TEDxCentennial Park Women, Allison Wonders Gars is also the Speaker Coach for TEDxYouth@TheBeltline an annual event in Atlanta since 2013. Each year, she is astounded at the brilliance, ingenuity, creativity and courage of our youth. Allison reports that the theme of this year’s event is, ‘Change the World’ and she says that is exactly what each one of these young people …
A TEDxCentennialParkWomen #TBT in preparation of finding the #Momentum for 2015. The 2013 Theme: Invented Here. By Ebony Hillsman The TEDxCentennial Park Women Organizers know what makes a good story. Like a good story, producing a large event creates a unique storm of diverse skills, personalities and viewpoints. After eating a great potluck dinner, sitting in the post-event circle and listening to each story of our TEDxCentennialParkWomen organizers, I …
TedxCentennialParkWomen will join TED Women 2015 in featuring momentum in all its glory. The wisdom behind the theme for TEDWomen 2015: Momentum is as follows: The only way to get things done—set your eyes on the goal, tilt forward, start running, and build momentum. TEDxCentennialParkWomen will be one of 150 TEDx Women events around the world taking part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the …
Dana Marie Lupton is the co-founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Moving in the Spirit, a nonprofit that serves Atlanta’s young people with a mission t0 compassionate leaders through the art of dance. Her TEDxCPW talk, Barbie's Bottom Line , envisions America's iconic doll, now at age 54, reinventing herself to represent a realistic woman of today. She starts with ten ultimatums to the Mattel Board of Directors. Arms and legs that bend. A new realistic line of Barbies representing the …
Karyn Lu oversees the Insights & Inspiration team at Turner Broadcasting. As part of Turner Media Group, Insights & Inspiration is charged with looking to the future and around the globe to identify emerging trends and opportunities, helping to drive innovation across Turner brands. Previously, Karyn was a user experience designer at CNN.com, where she co-founded CNN iReport. Karyn serves on the TEDxAtlanta programming committee, the Board of Directors for BurnAway, and is part of the LEAD …
Dr. Ed Schrader is a champion of women's education. He has served as President of Brenau University since January 1, 2005. Prior to his arrival at Brenau he served as President of Shorter College in Rome, Georgia for five years. He began his career in higher education as an assistant professor of Geology at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 1978-1980. After several years as an executive in the international natural resources industry, he returned to higher education and his alma mater Millsaps …

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