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Theme: Fearless

This event occurred on
November 28, 2020
Houston, Texas
United States

TEDxAliefWomen has aligned with TEDWomen2020 Fearless theme! Every woman from every nation should be given the opportunity to blossom.
Fearless is not the absence of fear rather it's a position of understanding how to overcome our weaknesses and boldly taking the necessary action to be influence our world. The theme Fearless is so appropriate and relevant during this times as we face unprecedent conditions that want to hold us back from emerging and developing new solutions.

Coble Studios
112 west oaks mall
Houston, Texas, 77082
United States
Event type:
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Elle Pierson

Healthcare Consultant + Author + RN
Healthcare Consultant, Nurse, Author, and Mentor to aspiring Healthcare Consultants are just a few of the many roles Elle Pierson encompasses. Elle is the Principal Consultant and CEO of The Reputation Advisors, a Crisis Communications Consulting Agency that helps healthcare organizations protect their corporate brand from reputation disasters. Accomplished in healthcare business strategy, Elle commends her understanding of the healthcare industry and devotion to evolving the patient journey to her 16-year nursing career. Her experience as a nursing leader combined with her Bachelor of Science and Executive MBA degrees from Texas Woman’s University inspired Elle to disrupt the healthcare professional's traditional role. In Elle’s book, The Power of Expertise (How to Reach Infinite Income Potential as a Nurse Consultant), Elle shares the strategies and framework for healthcare professionals to transition from traditional healthcare roles into the consulting industry.

Kashawn Milligan

Mass Media Marketing + Content Creating + Virtual Communication.
I’ve been tasked with working with some of the world’s renown institutions and organizations; like Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute, international organizations like Smile Tran, Plan USA, UNICEF and American Red Cross. To my most recent position as the lead organizer of TEDxYouth@SanAntonio. As a transitional life coach and empowerment activist, I dedicate my life to preparing men and women to embrace their purpose, going after the very thing they were born to do, by providing essential footnotes for their journey through courses and other virtual content, using my corporate experience while infusing my entrepreneurial passion. I have had the pleasure of mentoring students from the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and the University of Baltimore. Partnering with top community-based organizations like The Urban Alliance Baltimore centered around professional development and developing purposeful lifestyle choices

Lanette Pottle

Life & Business Strategist + Author
From a life on welfare to becoming a community leader and business owner coaching entrepreneurial-minded women around the globe, Lanette Pottle is a Life & Business Strategist who brings hard-won wisdom and down-to-earth sensibilities to her writing and work. She is a contributing author to the Amazon #1 International Best-Seller, Success University for Women in Leadership and author of Small Steps Big Impact: A Year of Simple Actions to Transform Your Life. Her most recent book, You Are A Success Magnet: How To Activate Your Power & Supercharge Your Results, is due out early 2021.

Riya Narayan

Communications + Research Science
I’m Riya Narayan. Currently I’m a nanotechnology research scientist at Rice University. I love Math and Physics but I am equally intrigued by human psychology. I feel well equipped to understand the challenges that teenagers face in school today as I’m 16 and a Junior in high school. I’m deeply concerned about mental health issues that impact our youth and I want to ensure that we continually strive to uplift one another.

Shana Lewis

Mental Health Expert + Domestic Violence Advocate
Dr. Shana D. Lewis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, she is the owner of Living Well Professional Counseling Services, PLLC, a private practice counseling agency where she specializes in treating women and adolescent girls. Dr. Shana is also the founder of Her VOICE, a 501c3 organization dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through mentorship and education. Additionally, she is a sought after keynote and motivational speaker and leader in the quest against intimate partner violence and other women's issues. She delivers powerful, high energy keynotes to audiences all across the country about a variety of issues including domestic violence, women’s issues, spiritual issues, mental health issues, self-care and transformation. As a result she has been featured on CBS, NBC, FOX, and CW.

Organizing team


Houston, TX, United States


HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • Abigail Sunday
  • Mbiotidem Bassey
  • Naddy Frank
    Post production
  • Ukeme Etuk