Alison Quirk: Making a difference in the world

About this talk: Alison Quirk tells the personal story of taking in a teenager from Nigeria who was recruited to play basketball at her daughter’s high school. Through midnight phone calls, hospital visits, and important milestones, Alison explores the wonderful messiness of families – and how to leave a mark on the world.

About this speaker

Alison is State Street’s chief human resources and citizenship officer. She is the driving force in the development of State Street’s culture — ensuring that employees globally feel engaged, valued and committed to its markets and clients. She presents on topics related to career management, inclusion and diversity, and talent management, and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.

About this event

TED@State Street was a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the State Street organization. Jointly produced by TED and State Street, the event explored the forces driving change today and the different ways that we can harness them.

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