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Theme: Breaking Barriers

This event occurred on
February 12, 2018
7:00pm - 10:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Southampton, Southampton
United Kingdom

Barriers are constraints which prevent you from achieving your intended goal. These can be societal, physical or personal obstacles that may deter you; but your true challenge lies within your strength to overcome these barriers.

TEDxSouthamptonUniversity addresses this theme through a number of thought-provoking discussions on what it means to break a barrier, as well as provide insight into the confines of the human mind. Our speakers will present their own take on Breaking Barriers, to uncover the past, present and future of such constraints.

What does Breaking Barriers mean to you?

The Cube
Building 42, University Rd
Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
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Bridget Jane Long

Bridget has been a passionate and committed business owner for over 30 years, with experience in hospitality, retail, manufacturing and travel. As a result of significant personal trauma in 2010, she has learned how to harness the power of the mind in order to break through the mental barriers of fear and self limiting beliefs based around the principle of the universal law of duality.

Dr. Pathik Pathak

Faculty Director of Social Entrepreneurship & Director, Social Impact Lab
Dr Pathik Pathak is the Director of the University of Southampton Social Impact Lab, which nurtures social impact leadership in Southampton and around the world. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts. He was also one of just 25 Non-Resident Indians to receive the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman in 2015. He loves helping students build careers of value, supports Arsenal, and is a strong advocate for daytime napping.

John Narraway

Consultant, Founder and CEO
John has one foot in the future at all times. He is the CEO of Airis an “air taxi” startup and a serial entrepreneur. His views into the future of technology allow him to consultant to governments and business on the shape of things to come. His talk will convey the challenge of breaking barriers in technology and the risk that we regress if we take progress for granted.

Marcia Favale

Founder, President & CEO
Ms. Marcia Favale has over two decades of finance and investment experience, with a focus on emerging markets. She is the Founder and CEO of Blingby, a technology platform that provides an interactive layer to videos. With her expertise and knowledge, Marcia’s talk will integrate her vast experience with how she has empowered herself to achieving various awards and accomplishments within her field.

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