I was delighted to speak at the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit in New York. As many Womensphere gatherings, this event focused on accelerating gender parity and advancing women in leadership and innovation in the workplace and society. There was a special emphasis on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development–a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
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THE BUZZ: From September 5th through 16th, 2014, I was in Beijing for the Young Global Leader (YGL) Summit and Tianjin for the World Economic Forum on East Asia. Then, I had the immense pleasure of traveling with a small group – on a private jet – to Japan. It was incredible – from teaching yoga on a private section of The Great Wall of China to learning about the new wave of Buddhism from an esteemed Master. Check out the pictures…
BRAIN HEALTH: How can neuroscience-based innovation enhance behavioral and brain health? This was the question at the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, which brought together 170 participants from 19 countries. More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from brain-based health and productivity challenges resulting in a global economic burden of more than $2 trillion. According to a recent survey, the number one fear of Baby Boomers is getting Alzheimer’s — the debilitating disease that slowly killed my father.
THE BUZZ: On February 28th and March 2nd, 2013, I spoke at the 8th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida. The event catered to executive women of color and provided an opportunity to connect, and get expert advice from today’s leading female executives and decision makers.
POWER LIVING TV: In Power Living® with Dr. Terri Kennedy, we continue to be inspired by (now) 93-year-old activist, model, film star, wine connoisseur, yoga master and award-winning ballroom dancer, Tao Porchon-Lynch. She shares her thoughts on creating peace within from the opening panel of the Newark Peace Education Summit which took place from May 13 – 15, 2011. The Peace Within Panel also included Nobel Laureate His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, Deepak Chopra MD, Roshi Joan Halifax, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Wilbert Rideau and youth representative Mahishan Gnanaseharan. The panel was moderated by Robert Thurman, Ph.D.
From May 21st through May 24th, 2009, I participated in the 5th Annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit entitled “Ensuring our Legacy” at the Phoenician Hotel and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. I spoke on the Summit General Session panel entitled, “Let’s Stay Together: Maintaining Family Connectedness in Tough Economic Times” moderated by Hazel N. Dukes. I also taught morning yoga classes.