Maria Conceicao • TEDxUOWD
The Will to Go Above and Beyond
Maria’s story is one that reaches great heights, but also one that takes many falls. In 2005, she started a charity in the slums of Bangladesh where she has helped 101 families and more than 600 children get an education and building schools, despite not even having completed grade 5 herself. Maria has constantly found herself needing to find a way through seemingly impossible barriers and obstacles but a never give up attitude and a strength to constantly reinvent herself and her strategies in finding new ways to keep her promise to those slum children. Maria’s story gives incredible examples of innovation, leadership, and agility. Realizing that her story has the power to inspire, Maria has been channeling encouragement to individuals around the world to pursue their own goals and dreams.