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A martial artist who went from metaphorically trading blows in the courtroom to literally trading them on a day-to-day basis. After quitting her job as a lawyer within 24 hours, Lila and her husband travelled the world for 4 years, learning skills, lessons and philosophies of life from numerous Masters of martial arts around the world. She was born in Tahiti (French Polynesia). Lila and her husband Fred, left her home in Tahiti for a “Martial Arts and traditional medicines” trip around the world for 4 years without going home, sleeping in dojos, in temples, or directly at their instructors’ place ; training all over the world with Masters of several Martial Arts, monks and healers. They have trained in China, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tibet, Philippines, Lebanon, USA, Hawaii, Tahiti, France, Germany, Canada, searching for knowledge and sharing it, teaching seminars all over the world. Lila now lives in Singapore where she runs a school called Kali Majapahit. Follow Lila's life journey of passion, purpose and happiness from breaking out of existing expectations and above all, how she is changing the world one black belt at a time
Grace is the founder of Books for Hope and co-founder of The Hub, Singapore, a co-working space, event series platform and a community of global change makers.
In her free time, she consults, writes and speaks about social entrepreneurship to youth, universities, non-profits and corporations. She believes in the good of business in changing the world and is comfortable being called a Mother Theresa and Richard Branson combined.
Grace’s vision for the future is for every organization in the world to be a social enterprise, in big or small ways - until every child goes to school, every vulnerable person becomes no longer vulnerable, every part of nature is renewed and no one dies of preventable diseases.
She has a business degree from Nanyang Business School and an MBA from the University of Oxford where she graduated with Distinction and was a Skoll Scholar.
So-Young Kang is Catalyst, Founder & CEO of Awaken Group, a global leadership development and organizational experience design firm. She is passionate about transforming the world through inspiring and developing “human, creative, adaptive” leaders. She and her team design organizations, how people interact with each other, and work with individuals to better align what’s inside with what’s on the outside to develop innovative solutions and create beautiful experiences.
So-Young is passionate about integrating East-West values and mindsets and has traveled around the world to observe, listen, experience, and be transformed so that she, in turn, can catalyze sustainable change. She loves investing in youth and founded The Young Professionals’ Group in 2000, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students achieve their professional dreams. This non-profit, just expanded into Singapore, rewards character over grades and focuses on providing financial support and advice from a highly accomplished global network of advisors. She loves new ideas and new ventures and is excited to have joined the TED Community in 2009.
So-Young is an avid snowboarder, scuba diver, explorer, musician, creative and vulnerable human. Be gentle.
Nikki is a water & sanitation (watsan) engineer with a passion for toilets. With a career spanning two decades and five continents, Nikki has extensive watsan expertise in both industrial and developing
countries. From rural water supply systems in Botswana, grassroots sanitation provision projects in Cambodia, to designing sewerage for Hong Kong tower blocks and Singapore MRT systems, she has learned many valuable lessons. Her biggest takeaway is: Safe toilets are the key to everything good