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As the Saying Goes…

As the Saying Goes…

We’re in the home stretch of organizing TEDxPasadenaWomen. That means that the “T”s are being crossed and the “I”s are being dotted, along with the flurry of activity that includes cross checking lists to make sure everything is in place. Our speakers are polishing...

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Here’s to Today (and Tomorrow)

Here’s to Today (and Tomorrow)

This endeavor called TEDxPasadenaWomen is just a few weeks away from completion. On May 30 we’ll be gathered at the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena with a slate of 14 amazing speakers, three special guests, eight collaborative experiences, 100 paid guests and...

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Well that’s not the only reason we need villages. In the past few months, we are learning that it takes a village to organize a TEDx. When we started on this path late last year, we had no idea the amount of...

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Every Story Matters

Every Story Matters

As the curation lead for TEDxPasadenaWomen, I have the extreme pleasure of talking with each of our 14 speakers about what brings them to our stage, how they articulate their ideas worth spreading, and where they are hoping to go in the future. I’ve learned so much...

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What Is Your Momentum?

What Is Your Momentum?

momentum noun mo·men·tum \mō-ˈmen-təm, mə-\ : the strength or force that something has when it is moving : the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes - Merriam-Webster "Momentum" is such an apt theme for this...

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It’s More Than a Women’s Conference

It’s More Than a Women’s Conference

I’ve been to my fair share of women’s conferences with their how-to talks, inspirational speakers, and girl power themes. There’s a lot to like about a good women’s conference: introductions to new ideas for work and life, business tactics, career strategies, personal...

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Are You TED(x) Curious?

Are You TED(x) Curious?

When I told my teen son that I was working on a TEDx, I was a bit surprised by his reaction. He was so excited, took a couple of breaths, then quickly peppered me with questions: “Are you going to give a TED Talk?” No. “Are you going to be on NPR?” No, and that...

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How Did You Celebrate Women’s History Month?

How Did You Celebrate Women’s History Month?

Here in Pasadena, Women’s History Month started with a special report on the status of women. The report, a product of a collaboration between the City and Mount St. Mary’s College, addresses data around a handful of issues including homelessness, women veterans,...

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My Community, My Pasadena

My Community, My Pasadena

My first memory of Pasadena is shopping at the Fedco on Colorado. My family lived about 15 miles east of Pasadena and made regular pilgrimages to Fedco to stock up on supplies because my grandmother claimed we lived far away in the “country.” The trip always included...

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Do You Have an Idea Worth Spreading?

I have always been passionately curious. From the time I was a little girl I wanted to understand why people did things a certain way or held particular beliefs. It is that passionate curiosity that led me to leave my hometown of Boise, Idaho for a degree in...

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