TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 28, 2013

2.  “Violence is not inevitable, it’s learned, and if it’s learned, it can be unlearned” We at Model Behaviors have made it our mission to help put an end to domestic violence.  And as part of our mission to raise awareness, we have...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 27, 2013

3. An affordable prosthetic knee lifts spirits in developing countries Imagine living in a developing country without advanced medical technology.  Now, imagine living there and losing your leg.  More than likely, you live on less than...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 26, 2013

4. Ubuntu: I am because of you Boyd Varty grew up among lions, leopards, crocodiles and other wildlife in South Africa. How? Well, his family has owned the Londolozi Game Reserve, a safari business, for four generations. His job is to...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 20, 2013

5. Fortune 500 CEO sisters credit a “job jar” for their achievements Women hold only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions; Maggie Wilderotter and Denise Morrison are included in that small percentage of corporate leaders.  In 2012,...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 18, 2013

6. 13-year-old entrepreneur extraordinaire has us older women jaw dropping. Maya Penn is a social entrepreneur, designer, animator, environmental activist, philanthropist, and writer. Try to put that on a resume and not look as though...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 16, 2013

7.   Improving lives through play Jessica Matthews is an energetic social entrepreneur full of compassion.  In high heels, with a jump rope, Matthews skipped right onto the TEDWomen stage and straight into our hearts. The jump rope,...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 12, 2013

8. “Find a way” – Diana Nyad At age 64, Diana Nyad took a long, hard look at the unpredictable body of water that flowed before her.  She knew it well.  The familiar, and yet elusive, Florida Straits had lured distance swimmers for...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 10, 2013

9. “Technology powered by love can change the world” – Jane Chen At TEDWomen 2013, we were struck by Jane Chen, co-founder and CEO of Embrace. Through a mix of business sense, technology and compassion, Jane helps...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 6, 2013

Yesterday, we attended the TEDWomen 2013 conference. The mantra at the conference was Socrates’ To Be is To Do. Over the next 10 days, starting today, we will feature ten of these prolific people and what they’re doing in the...

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