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Theme: Bold + Brilliant

December 13, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Cary, North Carolina
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

At TEDxCaryWomen, we’re shining a spotlight on “Bold + Brilliant” ideas from some of our community’s most extraordinary thought leaders and innovators. Celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates. TEDxCaryWomen 2019 will be no less than a day of joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism, you won’t want to miss!

SAS Headquarters
100 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, North Carolina, 27513
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Jamie Valvano

Writer, teacher and cancer advocate
Jamie uses her voice as a cancer advocate, teacher, and writer always pushing others to create and embrace their personal vision.

Karen Velasquez

Tibetan Singing Bowls
Karen had been teaching mindfulness and meditation for nearly 25 years. She will be playing the singing bowls.

Maggie Kane

Executive Director
Maggie is the Executive Director. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 and began working for a nonprofit with people experiencing homelessness. By befriending many people living on the margins, she knew something needed to be done. Maggie has a heart to serve, a desire to always be inclusive, and a passion for loving people. She is ready to see relationships forged between different classes of people and community being created around the table. She lives in Raleigh, loves to run, and eats a large amount of peanut butter.

Sangeetha Menon

Executive Director, Advocate
Sangeetha Menon is Kiran’s Executive Director, immigrant woman of color who serves the South Asian community in North Carolina through education on the cycle of gender based domestic violence. During her tenure at Kiran, Sangeetha has conceptualized and led the first ever Kiran Walkathon to raise awareness about Kiran’s mission. She is a strong proponent of the empowerment model, grounded in the belief that victims of domestic violence should have access to information, education, and social and economic support to make informed decisions that best reflect their needs. In her spare time, Sangeetha follows her passion for Indian folk and contemporary dance forms.

Organizing team


Cary, NC, United States
  • Chrissy Dukiet
  • Lilly Whorton
  • MaryAnn Kearns