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Published on Apr 8, 2016
Regardless of age, socio-economic status, or life experience, everyone has ideas and opinions that can make an impact on society. We must have the courage to use those voices and also to hear them.
Kimberly O’Neil is an award-winning executive leadership and nonprofit expert. As the youngest African American woman to serve as a City Manager in the United States, she is now the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Giving Blueprint, a company with a three-point mission to impact social change through the development of strategic partnerships and growth plans within the nonprofit community. As a veteran senior government and nonprofit executive, she has used her voice to impact policy decisions while lobbying in New York City and on Capitol Hill. As a social entrepreneur, Kimberly recognizes the value startup nonprofit organizations provide to communities. In January 2015, she launched Cause Studio, an organization designed to reduce the number of failing startup nonprofit organizations in North Texas. In addition to being a sought-after thought leader, strategist and speaker, Kimberly is an Associate Political Science Professor at Collin College and an author.
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