Engage with ground-breaking ideas worth spreading while meeting people who are having an impact on our community. Speakers, performances and experiences stimulate conversation, inspire innovation and make high-value connections for Atlanta’s professional women. The theme "bridges" speaks to how we build them, traverse them and sometimes we even burn them, for better or worse, in a city of crossings and connections: Atlanta. Confirmed speakers include:
Jennifer Hidinger – Co-Founder, Staplehouse Restaurant/The Giving Kitchen
Co-founder of acclaimed Staplehouse Restaurant Jennifer Hidinger orchestrates all aspects of operations while also serving as co-founder of 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. Hidinger was named a 2017 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She will share the challenges and lessons of her journey launching a business while dealing with a very personal loss.
James Dallas – Author, Executive in Residence at Emory University and retired senior executive
James Dallas is an accomplished senior executive who was born in a segregated hospital in Atlanta, raised by a single mother and went on to C-Suite positions with Georgia-Pacific and Medtronic. The majority of Dallas’ career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution, using IT for competitive advantage and leadership development.
Raj Sisodia, PhD – FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College and Co-Founder 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” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. He will share how business can be a source of healing and social good.
For the latest list of confirmed speakers, visit: http://tedxcentennialparkwomen.com/events
This is the fifth TEDxCentennialParkWomen event. A TEDxWomen event is a TEDx event on the topic of women and gender which features the simulcast of TEDWomen. “Our volunteer leaders, professional women themselves, are thrilled to deliver this stimulating program to the community,” noted event organizer Henna Inam. “Our goal is to curate a variety of speakers, performances and experiences to stimulate conversation, inspire innovation and networking opportunities 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.”
Date: Friday, November 3
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Goizueta Main Auditorium at The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta
Our mission is to help curate and share “ideas worth spreading” that educate, inspire and empower women. We want to bring together a community of men and women in Atlanta who care about seeing women advance in all aspects of their lives. Our goal is to be a catalyst for fresh new dialogues and an inspiration that helps women grow as leaders who contribute to a strong and vibrant city, country, and world