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Meet the Finalists 

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Coach & Mentor

De Lacy Paisley

TEDx Pitch: How to Confidently Show Up And Be Your Authentic Self In A World Where the Future of Our Civil Liberties is Uncertain.

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Finance Executive

Paula Shipman Roberts

TEDx Pitch: A Journey from Poverty to Empowerment, by changing mindsets.

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Physician & Health Advocate

Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland

TEDx Pitch: Healing intergenerational trauma through Transcendental Meditation.

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Physician-Scientist 

Dr. Ravi Iyer

TEDx Pitch: As a physician providing care through the HIV epidemic and the COVID pandemic, I’ve learned fear is a product of misplaced attention that latches onto the wrong things, spinning stories that trap us. By finding a “chain of focus,” we can guide our attention and free ourselves.

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Design Thinker

Sharon Weinstein

TEDx Pitch: The future of global democracy can be revolutionized by applying design thinking principles to create more empathetic, inclusive, participatory, transparent, and resilient systems capable of addressing the complex challenges of our interconnected world.

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The People Have Decided

These individuals have been chosen by you "the people" to compete against the next group of hopefuls for the title of People's Choice Winner, who will take the main stage in the Fall of 2025. If you want to pitch your idea at the next Talent Showcase on September 28, 2024, apply below.

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