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Theme: Bold+Brilliant

This event occurred on
December 10, 2019
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
United Kingdom

This is our year to be bold and brilliant — without apology. In conjunction with TEDWomen 2019, we’re shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of our community's most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. Celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates. TEDxBrayfordPoolWomen will be no less than a joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism.

University of Lincoln
Minerva Building
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
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Hulda Adao

Social Entrepreneur
Hulda is a recent graduate from the University of Northampton where she studied International Tourism Management / Events Management. She is currently working as an intern for a community interest company as well as Student Success Mentor at University of Northampton. Alongside her day job, she runs a company called EyeSpeak which is all about advocating for a more understanding, open-minded, unprejudiced future generation through the delivery of workshops and interventions. Hulda is also a young trustee for a London-based charity called Speakers Trust and is passionate about changemaking and making a difference even if it means helping one person.

Katya Bozukova

Open Research Fellow
Katya is the Open Research Fellow at LORIC. She provides support to businesses on data gathering, data analysis and data quality. She is writing up her PhD, which shows the results of a four year look at the social media practices of families with young. Katya specialises in using mixed methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis to provide her clients with relevant data-driven insights. She also leads on LORIC’s open data initiatives. She is passionate about social return on investment, social value, and data analysis.

Melody Clark

Poet & Artist
Melody Clark is a Lincolnshire-based poet, delving elbow-deep into muck, monsters and the macabre! Comedy poetry at its ghastliest. Raised in South Yorkshire, Melody grew up in awe of all things ghostly and grim. Her poetry is splattered with pop culture references and hosts a paranormal presence. A trained illustrator and amateur movie critic, Melody discovered the contemporary world of poetry in June 2017 and has since been carving her own peverse and peculiar brand of poetry and story-telling, performing around Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. Melody is also part of Plastic Brain Press, an independent publisher of poetry, fiction and podcasts. Working alongside author Richard Daniels, she assists in design, publishing, content and co-presenting Plastic Brain Press Presents, the team's newest and oddest podcast yet.

Naomi Buffery

Pregnancy, Birth & Motherhood Transformational Coach
Naomi is a Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood Transformational Coach. Her passion lies in empowering new and expectant Mums to overcome anxiety. This stems from her own traumatic birth experience and subsequent mental health struggles. After saying goodbye to a 20-year career in marketing, she retrained as a coach and hypnobirthing practitioner. Naomi has put all her personal and practical knowledge to maximum use, working with expectant mums to find inner peace before giving birth, which nullifies the emergence of negative experiences post-birth. She has also run perinatal mental health support groups, as well as volunteering for the NHS to advocate changes in maternity and antenatal care. Naomi is passionate about speaking honestly and openly about the realities of birth and motherhood, to stop other Mums going through what she did.

Sara Scott

Marketing & Creativity Consultant
Sara Scott is a career-creative with 25 years’ experience as a writer, agency director, brand planner and marketing strategist. In the last 2 years, she has embarked on a transformational learning journey to explore the role of creativity and innovation at work, both in business and for individuals looking to connect their purpose and passion to unlock the potential of their most authentic selves. When she is not conceiving and delivering bold brand and marketing programmes for businesses, Sara is busy with her own new business – Life and Soul Goals – offering creativity and wellness workshops and retreats from her home in rural Lincolnshire. As a single dog-mother of four, Sara can also be regularly spotted running with her pack in the woodlands local to Market Rasen, Louth or Horncastle.

Yongpian Cai

Event Management Student
Yongpian Cai was born in the south part of China, Guangzhou, near Hong Kong. She can speak English, Chinese, French and Cambodian, and has been a hip-hop dancer for 10 years. Her bachelor’s degree in the study of the literature of Cambodia, inspired a two year stay in the beautiful south east Asian country. Now she studies MSc Events Management at the University of Lincoln. Yet despite traveling and volunteering in 14 countries in Asia and Europe, she faced culture-shock in the United Kingdom. Recognising considerable diversities among the cultures of the world, Yongpian began applying her critical thinking skills to individual variation and feminism in society. Yongpian jumped out of her comfort zone to come to completely different countries, becoming a bold and brilliant woman in the process. She is brave enough to express herself in the whole world and discuss her ideas of feminism from a different cultural point of view.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom