Want to hear stories from women that motivate, educate, and entertain you? Nine incredible women will be speaking at TEDxBethesda Woman on December 5th at Imagination Stage. I am honored that TEDx asked me to emcee and would love to see you. (If you follow my blog, or have comments on the book, please come and introduce yourself. A few people have done that lately and it makes my day!)
Here are profiles on some of the women –– more about the others in future posts.
Jill Dougherty (pictured above)
A top CNN news anchor and the foreign affairs correspondent for CNN, Jill Dougherty provides an unparalleled perspective on international issues and U.S. foreign policy. She has reported from more than 50 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea. Recently, she traveled widely with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Previously, Dougherty served as CNN’s Moscow bureau chief; she covered many significant news events in Russia and the former Soviet Union for CNN.
Dougherty was managing editor of CNN International Asia Pacific. Based at the network’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, she oversaw the regional news and feature programming produced in Hong Kong and coordinated CNN’s news gathering across the Asia Pacific region. She also served as CNN’s White House correspondent from 1991 to 1996, and won the 1993 American Journalism Review Award for Best White House Coverage. Dougherty joined CNN in 1983.
Marga Fripp, the Founder and President of Empowered Women International, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, and an international consultant in art marketing and entrepreneurship with a focus on women.
She is a former journalist and a native of Romania with over 17 years of experience in solving social problems through the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship. Marga is passionate about training, coaching and inspiring women artists, artisans and creative entrepreneurs to pursue their passions. She worked with thousands of women in the US and internationally, and helped them to start up or grow businesses that fuel innovation, opportunity and social change.
North Carolina native and 20-year professional storytelling veteran, Ellouise Schoettler, is an “old-time southern teller,” just like family storytellers she grew up listening to on her grandmother’s front porch in Charlotte. Except… she’s an ipod toting Grandma blogger who uses Facebook to connect with her fans and storytellers, as well as her grandchildren. If you wonder how storytellers develop programs, take a closer look at Ellouisestory.blogspot.com, the blog Ellouise has written for five years. Her daily musings often make their way into her longer programs. Ellouise also produces and hosts two cable storytelling shows, and produces several Washington, DC area storytelling events and programs. She performs for adult, family and youth audiences at various venues, including festivals, colleges and libraries.
If you want to feel empowered? This day could be a step in making your dreams come true. Come to TEDxBethesdaWomen Event on December 5th to be impacted by witty, sassy, and spirited women. More information about tickets here.
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