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This event occurred on
May 19, 2023
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

MCPHS University
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
United States
Event type:
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Elayna Fernández

Bestselling author and founder of the Positive MOM community
Known worldwide as the Positive MOM, Elayna Fernández is a bestselling author, internationally acclaimed storyteller, and an award-winning mom entrepreneur. As founder of The Positive MOM Community, Elayna helps moms craft their stories and turn them into streams of income. Elayna holds a Home and Family Studies certificate from Brigham Young University-Idaho, as well as numerous certifications in the areas of neuroscience, personal development, and positive psychology. Her blog, books, and programs inspire millions of moms around the world to break cycles, find peace, and feel whole. A featured keynote speaker on prestigious stages around the world, she weaves the tragedy, trauma, and turmoil she’s endured in her storytelling to inspire others to validate their own pain, so they can feel seen, safe, and supported and allow others to do the same.

Jimi Okubanjo

Director and Producer of "Arise Firebird" Documentart
Across her 20-year career working in leadership roles with Global Fortune 100 corporations, Jimi Okubanjo delivered transformations in 14 countries and four continents with over 200 leaders. Jimi produced the documentary film ARISE FIREBIRD due to her deep multi-industry experience and her first-hand knowledge of what senior and experienced female leaders of color often face in the workplace.

Yolanda Lewis

12x Bestselling Author and Publishing Consultant at Extreme Overflow Publishing
Through any of her best-selling books, coaching programs, live events, podcasts, and music, Yolanda’s message to challenge, educate, and inspire audiences with the tools to find success and pure happiness in life, remains the same. As a Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Reiki Practitioner, and Life Coach, she is regarded as a passionate trainer and speaker on writing, (growth) mindset, well-being, happiness, and trauma-informed resilience education. With an MBA in tow and over fifteen years of corporate experience, Yolanda founded Extreme Overflow Publishing in 2015. There, she helps others share their story to make a difference in the world. In addition to owning a publishing company, she is an entrepreneur of two additional pursuits, 12Twenty-Seven Events and Lewis Realty Group Partners, REI firm. She is a best-selling author of 12 transformational self-help books, journals, and children's books.

Organizing team

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