TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a different TEDxSFU 2012 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 22nd at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
As a team made up of many females, we are proud to announce that our next speaker is someone who has provided inspiration to girls and young women all over the world. Loretta Cella is the founder of the Passion Foundation, a charity with a mission is to improve to lives of females 11-24 years old by helping them realize their full potential. From Vancouver, to New Delhi and Uganda, Loretta continues to be involved in worldwide initiatives such as documentary Global Sorority and has dedicated her life to living outside the box as a trained life coach, counsellor and career practioner. Follow her adventures at @lorettacella and @passionteams.
TEDxSFU: Why did you choose to speak at TEDxSFU?
LC: It is an opportunity to show girls and young women that anything is possible when you are accountable for yourself and to your community as well as passionate, resilient, innovative, and willing to do whatever it takes to make your dreams a reality.
TEDxSFU: What is your favourite TED Talk?
LC: It’s a tie between Brene Brown’s talk on Listening to Shame and Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, and greatness of girls.
TEDxSFU: Who is your biggest inspiration?
LC: Gary Pharness, my teacher, my mentor and friend who appeared in my life when I needed someone to most to show me that things can be done differently.
TEDxSFU: How are you connected to SFU?
LC: I’ve provided support for the Young Women in Business Project GIVE over the last couple of years and was a keynote speaker at YWiB’s International Women’s Day event.
*The deadline to apply to attend TEDxSFU 2012 is August 22nd, 2012, also known as TOMORROW! Please be a part of this grand university experience with us, because we would love to have you there :)