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Theme: Bold+Brilliant

This event occurred on
December 7, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Wilmette, Illinois
United States

This is our year to be bold and brilliant — without apology. At TEDxWilmetteWomen we’re shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from our community’s extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. TEDxWilmetteWomen will be a joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism.

Regina Dominican
701 Locust St.
Wilmette, Illinois, 60091
United States
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Ami Campbell

Generosity Champion
Ami Campbell champions generosity. Co-Author of Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World, her writing has appeared in Philanthropy Daily, RELEVANT magazine, The Christian Century, and the Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin. She is a consultant and stewardship educator who help people rediscover their giving selves.

Amy Segami

Consultant, Engineer, Artist
Amy Lee Segami is an engineer turned artist, entrepreneur, international marketing executive, and business consultant. She is featured on BBC, NPR, Chicago Crain's and TED blog. Her life is about mastering the complexity of change. With her unique applications of fluid mechanics, she has received numerous recognitions for her innovative applications to art, science, and business.

Beth Drucker

Co-Founder of Go Green Wilmette
Beth Drucker is an environmental advocate and community organizer. She co-founded Go Green Wilmette, Go Green Illinois, and North Shore Green Women. She helps establish environmental organizations in the Chicago suburbs and mentors students in school gardens. Her love of nature fuels her passion for protecting the planet.

Charlie Branda

Founder of Art on Sedgwick
Charlie Branda is founder of Art on Sedgwick, a nonprofit art center that uses art to catalyze connection and opportunity across racial and economic divides in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. Charlie leveraged her experience as a commercial banker specializing in nonprofits to implement her vision and change lives.

Ellen Taaffe

Clinical Professor and DIrector of Women's Leadership Program at Kellogg School of Management
Ellen Taaffe is a clinical professor and the Director of the Women's Leadership Program at the Kellogg School of Management. Leveraging her 25-year career as a brand management executive and decade as an independent board director, she consults, coaches, writes, and speaks on leadership, advancing women, inclusive workplaces, and governance.

Hema Raj Trukenbrod

CEO at PediaSource
Hema is a recognized expert in pediatric behavior and development with over 20 years of clinical, treatment, consulting, teaching, and entrepreneurial business experience in the field. She founded PediaSource, an online platform offering direct access to an extensive assembly of pediatric experts who provide ongoing support to children, parents, and care givers.

Sky Cubacub

Fashion Designer
Sky Cubacub is a non-binary, disabled Filipinx queer. Rebirth Garments is their clothing line for disabled queers of all sizes that maintains the notion of Radical Visibility, through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs. They were named 2018 Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune.

Svetlana Baklanova

Evolutionary Trance-FItness Leader
Svetlana Baklanova is an entrepreneur who trains attention through fitness at her Wilmette studio, Practice HORA USA. Svetlana has spent 20,000+ hours teaching people how to transform their stress into more productive personal and professional lives. She trains ambitious individuals to develop new trance-evolutionary skills for success.

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Wilmette, IL, United States