Tomorrow’s TEDx Wilmington event will feature 25 women speakers


Twenty-five female speakers from around the world will take the TEDx Wilmington TedxPMWomen stage on Thursday, October 27 from 8 a.m. to  5 p.m. at the World Café Live at the Queen in downtown Wilmington.

A few tickets remain for the event, according to its website.

TEDxWomen events are organized around the official TEDWomen conference each year. The theme for TEDWomen 2016 is, “It’s About Time.” We all have 24 hours a day, yet most of us feel we never have enough. TEDxWilmingtonWomen explores the conventions and challenges of time, with discussions about climate change, quality of life, poverty, immigration, violence gender inequities, and so-called “time-changing” technologies.

There will be several sessions throughout the day, with each lasting for 90 minutes, with a one-hour break in between. One of the 90-minute sessions is a live simulcast of TED talks being given at the TEDWomen 2016 Conference in San Francisco.

“We’re very excited to be launching this first TEDxWilmingtonWomen event, which coincides with the TEDWomen three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers,” said Ajit Mathew George, founder and organizer of TEDxWilmingtonWomen. “The line-up of speakers—and daring discussions—will spark some of TEDxWilmingtonWomen’s most iconic moments.”


TEDxWilmingtonWomen 2016 participants will have the opportunity to “walk, wander and wonder” their own Grace Trail during breaks. Created by TEDxWilmingtonWomen speaker and life coach Anne Barry Jolles in 2012 to help her cope with the worry of having a son in combat in Afghanistan, Grace Trail offers a way for anyone to begin a simple conversation around joy, hope and resiliency.  You will be guided through the Grace Trail by about 12 women.


General admission is $75  which includes non-reserved seating, continental breakfast and lunch. Reserved seating is $100 and includes table seating in addition to continental breakfast and lunch. Refreshments and snacks are served during the breaks and are also included. Advanced registration is required. For tickets, visit

Speakers and Topics

  • Mary Morrissey, transformational speaker, author executive coach and corporate consultant — “The DreamBuilder: The Hidden Code for Transforming Dreams into Reality”
  • Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask, author, speaker, professor and chair of human development and family studies at the University of Delaware — “Blending Work and Family: You Are Not Alone!”
  • Dr. Stephanie Barnes Taylor, CEO of The Fruition Group, LLC — “What’s in a Name: How the Gendered Discourse of Leadership Perpetuates Gender Bias”
  • TAHIRA Akua TAHIRA, full-time professional storyteller and musician — “Life Legacy: The Story You Leave Behind”
  • Susan Sandler, founder of Partners for Leadership — “Punch Fear in the Face and Claim Your Life”
  • Dr. Robyn Odegaard, CEO of Champion Performance Development and author — “Creating Success Out of Chaos”
  • Jill Sherer Murray, communications practice leader at Trion, A Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC — “The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go”
  • Danielle MartinMoffett, founder and CEO of Arising Ministries and Hope — “Resurging Hope: The Power to Rise Again”
  • Dr. Arianne Missimer, clinic director at Kinetic Physical Therapy, founder of the Movement Paradigm and Master Instructor of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy —“Challenge Accepted”
  • Dr. Sharon Livingston, founder and president of The Livingston Group for Marketing, Inc. — “8 Signs of a Toxic Friendship”
  • Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, career reinvention strategist, diversity consultant and women’s empowerment expert —“And All the Women are White: Why Gender Equity is Not Enough”
  • Anne Barry Jolles, life coach, speaker and author — “Cracking the Grace Code”
  • Krupa Jhaveri, MPS, TIEATC, founder of Sankalpa: Art Journeys — “Art as a Mirror”
  • Clancy Cash Harrison, “The Shocking Truth About Food Insecurity”
  • Soraya Morgan Gutman, president of Brand Launcher — “How to Connect to Anyone”
  • Jessica Gibson, director of the Women’s Business Center — “The Diamond Polisher Revealed”
  • Donna Marie Duffy, founder and CEO, 3E Marketing Solutions — “Kairos Living in a Chronos World: Lessons I Learned in an Arabic Neighborhood”
  • Kim Castellano, author, food insecurity expert and catalyst for social change — “Life: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”
  • Diane Capaldi, a.k.a. Paleo BOSS Lady (PBL) — “Cultural Collision”
  • Mary Lavelle Cairns, owner of Mary Cairns Interiors, “Gender Freedom in Rural India”
  • Lu Ann Cahn, author and eight-time Emmy award winning journalist —“Why We Must Do New Things to Live a Happier Life”
  • Susan Bradley, founder of the Sudden MoneyÒInstitute — “Change Launches You Into Your Next Chapter—Whether You Like It or Not”
  • Latisha Bracy, Campaign Director, Lisa Blunt Rochester for Congress “What Color is Your Fence?”
  • Alisa Morkides, founder and owner of Brew Ha Ha! — “Was There Life Before Coffee?”