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    Tererai Trent

    Humanitarian; Author; Founder, Tererai Trent International

    Tererai Trent, Ph.D. is a humanitarian, educator, author, and one of the most prolific voices for women’s empowerment and quality education in the world. An inspiring and dynamic speaker, she’s spoken at the United Nations, TEDx, the Women in the World summit and the Emerging Women summit, among others, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, SuperSoul Sessions, CNN: African Voices and CNBC.

    Originally from a small village in Zimbabwe, Trent began her life as a a girl who wasn't allowed an education and was forced into marriage and motherhood. But she had dreams, which led her to the United States and becoming a successful Ph.D.-holder. Her remarkable story and message has inspired women around the globe, including Oprah Winfrey, who called Trent her “all-time favorite guest” and funded her initiative to build a school in her native village. Tererai Trent International, of which Trent is Founder & President, furthers this vision of improving the opportunity for, and quality of, education for resource-challenged people in Zimbabwe. The author of the children’s book The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can: A True Story, Trent invites women to join a Sacred Sisterhood and inspire, create, and transform in her new book The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams.

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    Friday, Oct 20 2017

    10 AM

    Join us a Edison Talks this year, where we’ll explore our theme, the Uncharted, with more than a dozen speakers and performers who are pushing... read more
    7 hours | Edison | Harris Theater

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