TEDxPhiladelphiaSalon: Girls Run the World!

By TEDxPhiladelphia (other events)

Monday, March 4 2019 5:00 PM 8:30 PM EDT

Celebrate, explore, and unpack how “Girls Run The World” at the next TEDxPhiladelphiaSalon on March 4th at World Café Live from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

Women’s History Month 2019 is the perfect platform for this TEDxPhiladelphiaSalon, as we delve into how girls and young women can be inspired to take their place in a world. How do we build their confidence and spark their passion? Who will mentor them? What tools do the next generation need to dream big and aim high?

Our featured speaker will be Marcella Hudson, co-founder and program director of beGirl World, a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that empowers teenage girls through global education and travel.

Following a screening of a past TED talk on women empowerment and Marcella's live talk will be a facilitated break out session to dive deeper into the topic in small groups.

About Marcella:
An enthusiastic researcher of different cultures and exploring countries, Marcella demonstrates to teens that travel is not just for people with unlimited means, that they too are able to travel by strategically finding educational, humanitarian, and career paths. One of Marcella’s major goals is to take one year off of work to extensively travel the world. She is also more than halfway complete her #50by50 goal to visit all 50 US states, well before she reaches the age of 50. Marcella is a construction, design, and development professional by trade. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, and two daughters.

Evening Schedule:

  • 5:30pm: Doors open, World Café Live happy hour
  • 6:30pm: Opening remarks and TED talk video screening
  • 7:00pm: Live speaker 
  • 7:30pm: Facilitated small group discussions
  • 8:30pm: Community networking
  • 9:00pm: Event concludes

This conversation invites community members, activists, and local leaders to come together to learn, discuss solutions, and mobilize action toward positive change in Greater Philadelphia.