TEDxCPW Event 2017

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Friday, November 3 2017
Goizueta Main Auditorium at The Coca-Cola Company
1 Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30313
United States
Georgia US

Are you looking for a way to spend a great day, listening to ground-breaking ideas worth spreading, leading edge, fresh, thought-provoking ideas that are unique and inspirational, ideas that contain key messages which speak to you personally and professionally?  If so, make plans to join us as we explore important topics impacting our community.

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*** Please note - due to the security measures at The Coca-Cola Company, on-site registration will not be possible. All registrations need to be completed by Friday, October 27. Substitutions will not be accepted after October 27.***

Rose Scott

Emcee

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We’re delighted to welcome back an award-winning journalist and WABE host Rose Scott to emcee the TEDxCentennialParkWomen (TEDxCPW) 2017 Event Bridging People and Ideas that Move Women Forward on November 3, 2017.

Rose Scott is an award-winning journalist and host of the midday news program Closer Look heard on Atlanta’s NPR station 90.1 FM – WABE. She is well known for her thought-provoking reporting style and in presenting discussions centered around affordable housing, domestic violence, HIV/Aids, immigration and criminal justice reform. She has been honored with several awards including a Southeast Regional Emmy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award and numerous Georgia Association of Broadcaster awards. 

Judy Monroe

President and CEO, CDC Foundation

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Dr. Judy Monroe joined the CDC Foundation in 2016, previously serving at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she led the agency’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. A physician and executive with a proven servant leadership background in state and federal government, non-profit health care and academia, Moore is a strategic visionary who is passionate about improving population health.

Irfan Essa

Director of Machine Learning at Georgia Institute of Technology

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Dr. Irfan Essa is a professor in the school of Interactive Computing and the inaugural Director of Machine Learning at Georgia Tech. One of the fastest growing research areas in computing, machine learning spans many disciplines that use data to discover scientific principles, infer patterns and extract meaningful knowledge. Essa directs an interdisciplinary team studying ways machine learning connects information and actions to bring the most benefit to the most people.  

Nicole Jones

Global Innovation Leader, Delta

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Nicole Jones, a computer science major at Spelman College before obtaining an MBA from Emory University, started her career with Delta Air Lines in marketing after spending time at Turner Broadcasting. Her work at The Hangar — Delta’s global innovation center— is not mere marketing. Today, she leads a 20-person team on initiatives to keep Atlanta’s hometown airline efficient, customer-centric and at the vanguard of air travel innovation. According to Jones, the future of air travel innovation is anticipating customer needs and rapidly building solutions that address those needs. She sees her role is the perfect mash up of her technology, marketing and strategic planning skills.  

Bob Rodgers

President and CEO, Street Grace

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Bob Rodgers serves as Street Grace president and CEO, bringing more than 30 years of corporate and nonprofit leadership and team development experience to this role. A graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing and a Master’s degree in Ministry from Richmont, he has led searches for key leadership positions at Chick-fil-A, Georgia Pacific, Baptist Healthcare, Curtis1000 among others. Nationally recognized for his acumen in business, recruitment and team development, he serves on numerous boards, is on the Business Advisory Council for Lee University, and is the chair of the Freedom Coalition, a collaborative initiative addressing global human trafficking.

Dana Lupton

Co-Founder and Executive/Artistic Director, Moving in the Spirit

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Dana 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 to reach community leaders through the art of dance. In her TEDxCPW talk in 2013, “Barbie's Bottom Line,” she envisioned America's iconic doll, now at age 54, reinventing herself to represent a realistic woman of today. Lupton studied at The American Dance Festival at Duke University and earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, receiving numerous awards for "giving voice" to social, cultural and personal concerns.

Morgan Wider

Style Consultant

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Morgan Wider is a style consultant and coach who is dedicated to taking the guesswork out of style and making it accessible for all women. After graduating from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts and a concentration in economics, she’s held positions as buyer and merchandise manager for prominent brands such as Old Navy, Aeropostale and Carter’s OshKosh B’gosh. As founder and owner of Styled by Stats, she provides source of style and shopping advice for women in all walks of life. She helps them to feel more confident and powerful by carefully curating incredible outfits and wardrobes for them, reflecting a style to reflect their skill sets, accomplishments and intentions. www.styledbystats.com

H. James Dallas

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James Dallas is an accomplished senior executive who was born in a segregated hospital in Atlanta, raised by a single mother, attended six different elementary and four different high schools and went on to lead growth initiatives at Georgia-Pacific and Medtronic and is on the boards of several others. 

The majority of Mr. Dallas’ career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution, using IT for competitive advantage, and leadership development. He has been named one of the most powerful black men in corporate America several times in his career by Black Enterprise and Savoy magazines.

Jennifer Hidinger

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In her role as co-founder of Staplehouse Restaurant, Jennifer Hidinger orchestrates the development and execution of all aspects of the restaurant, and is  co- founder and spokesperson for The Giving Kitchen Initiative (TGK), an Atlanta nonprofit organization that supports area restaurant workers facing an unanticipated crisis. TGK was inspired by the overwhelming expression of support from the restaurant industry when Hidinger’s late husband and business partner, chef Ryan Hidinger, was diagnosed with cancer in December 2012. 

Siana Altiise Degitz

Sensory Artist

Siana Altiise Degitz, a sensory artist, experiences daily living through the lens of a scientific phenomenon called Synesthesia, a blending of the senses in the brain that causes her to hear in color, see music, visualize emptions and touch. This phenomenon   brings new insights to the vast possibilities of experiencing sight, touch, sound, hearing and taste in everyday life.

Adriane Randolph

Founder and Executive Director of the Brainlab

Dr. Adriane Randolph, founder and Executive Director of the Brainlab and Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State and Dr. Melody Jackson, a visiting Associate Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, focus on advancing the interaction of people and machines to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Unabashedly calling themselves Yoda (Jackson) and Luke (Randolph), they share a mentor/mentee relationship that has helped both continue their path toward improving access to and consistency of medical treatment and improving patience outcomes that affect the brain and body.

Melody Jackson

Associate Professor, College of Computing at Georgia Tech

Dr. Melody Jackson, a visiting Associate Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, and Dr. Adriane Randolph, founder and Executive Director of the Brainlab and Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State,   focus on advancing the interaction of people and machines to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Unabashedly calling themselves Yoda (Jackson) and Luke (Randolph), they share a mentor/mentee relationship that has helped both continue their path toward improving access to and consistency of medical treatment and improving patience outcomes that affect the brain and body.

Raj Sisodia

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Raj Sisodia, PhD – FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College, and Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Raj Sisodia is co-author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business” (2013) and Wall Street Journal bestseller “Everybody Matters” (2015). He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. 

Sarah E. Ernst

Partner, Alston & Bird, and President, Board of Directors, OnBoard

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As a partner at Alston & Bird, Sarah Ernst specializes in public and private company securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs, and corporate governance, with a focus in the healthcare sector. OnBoard is the leading authority on women in the boardroom and the c-suite of Georgia public companies. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of diversity in corporate leadership, and she also leads Alston & Bird’s Atlanta Women’s Initiative.

Linda Matzigkeit

Chief Administrative Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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As Chief Administrative Office of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Linda Matzigkeit provides executive oversight, vision and support for human resources, legal, compliance, marketing and communications, strategic planning and wellness. Tenacity and accountability are the secret sauce of her personal and professional achievements. A marathon runner with a passion for wellness, Matzigkeit will share her “Iron Woman” philosophy and guidance to TEDxCentennialParkWomen’s participants for how to execute the concept in their own lives.

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Best-Selling Author and Speaker

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Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. will facilitate an experience called “The Genius of Opposites in Networking.” Based on her research with successful introverted leaders and influencers, Dr. Kahnweiler will show participants how to use practical tools to turn small talk into “substance talk” and build networking relationships that last.

Speakers

Rose Scott

Judy Monroe

Irfan Essa

Nicole Jones

Bob Rodgers

Dana Lupton

Morgan Wider

H. James Dallas

Jennifer Hidinger

Siana Altiise Degitz

Adriane Randolph

Melody Jackson

Raj Sisodia

Sarah E. Ernst

Linda Matzigkeit

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

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