The Space Between Us

Saturday, December 1 2012

The 2012 theme showcased the evolution of self in the space(s) between life, laughter and love.

Dr. Bertice Berry kicked off a dynamic 2012 TEDxCentennialParkWomen with a deep dive into the emotions of Laughter. Ms. Berry empowered each audience member to use humor to lead, empathize and encourage others.

Turning empathy inwards for self compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff explored the link between self-esteem and self compassion. Our audience was fortunate to hear Dr. Neff’s ‘space between’ how we treat our ourselves and each other for optimal mental health.

WNBA star and philanthropist Lindsey Harding brought us on a journey from the glitz of professional sports to giving back to our communities, Lindsey Harding dazzled the crowd telling us about the ‘space between’ getting and giving.

Dr. Jessica Sherer found the space between the music and the fulfillment of education.  In the competitive world of professional symphonies, Sherer knew there had to be more. The Atlanta Music Project turned out to be the growth she was looking for.

Our guests were never disappointed with a wide range of topics and issues designed to spotlight the space between awareness and understanding.

“This event was informative, inspirational and amazing. Many thanks to Henna Inam and her wonderful team for an understanding day!” - Tayyibah Taylor

Blending the space between mind and body empowerment, our 2012 speakers progressed to a powerful engagement of audience experiences. Lori Teague helped us all embrace powerful movement in the space between inhibition and expression.

The capacity crowd at TEDxCentennialParkWomen included such well known Atlanta figures as: Georgia Women for a Change Executive Director Stephanie Davis; CNN Executive Editorial Producer Maria Ebrahimji; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia President and CEO Annette Cone-Skelton; Google's Maureen Schumacher; Georgia Power Distribution VP Leslie Sibert; Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta CEO Heather Rocker; IBM Vice President of General Business Marketing Karstin Bodell; and Atlanta Dream co-owner Mary Brock amongst others.

Amy Whitley, VP of Corporate HR at UPS said, "the event was best described as a mental and spiritual spa day."