Stepping Up to Global Citizenship

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TEDxAuckland: tūmanako | Saturday November 16th, 2019 | ASB Waterfront Theatre

Stepping Up to Global Citizenship

Grace & Solonia have both been working for a while on a more global mindset for individuals and society. An increase in empathy and other peoples culture is what is needed right now in our modern world of increased culture interaction and uncertainty.

Grace is an award winning entrepreneur, born to Indonesian and Australian parents. Having lived in multiple countries across the globe she is passionate about connecting people to themselves and the world around them in order to catalyse change and re-design their lives with meaning. She is a purpose driven individual, a Third Culture Kid and a multi-hyphenate who wears many hats. She has built strong communities across Southeast Asia, such as Secret {W} Business, CreativeMornings Singapore and SheSays Singapore. In 2009, she founded her first company Agent Grace, a boutique agency, where she helps companies navigate the Asia Pacific region. In 2013 she Co-Founded The Change School, a school to help individuals align values and life choices.

Born to Taiwanese and Ethiopian parents, with life chapters spanning the US and Asia, Solonia considers herself a citizen of the world. Her life work endeavors to instill the belief that today’s global community offers endless possibilities in pursuit of purpose, meaning and self-actualization.

Through her advisory SolWorks, she helps purpose-driven organisations to design, develop and amplify their initiatives. She previously worked with The Hub Singapore to launch the DBS-Hub Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamps in Singapore, Cambodia and Malaysia. Solonia founded The Hawker Sessions and launched the Singapore chapters of global initiatives The Worldwide Feast, Jane’s Walk and is now the co-founder of The Change School.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Grace Clapham & Solonia Teodros see profile...

humanist / entrepreneur / cultural weaver

Solonia and Grace grew up as Third Culture Kids, products of an all-encompassing global culture that never stops evolving; citizens of a world where societal disruptions and sea changes are the norm.