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TEDxFCCollege - Saba Gul - Why intellect is not enough

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).Saba Gul lives, breathes and dreams female empowerment and finding business solutions to poverty. She is the Founder & Executive Director of BLISS, a social enterprise which offers a solution to the work versus school dilemma faced by underprivileged girls in Pakistan. BLISS equips girls with practical skills as a supplement to conventional curriculum. By profitably marketing these skills in the high-end retail industry, it enables girls to boost their families' income while getting an education. Over time, through its business and financial literacy curriculum, BLISS provides the girls the tools and training to launch and sustain their own micro-enterprises.Saba is an alumna of MIT, from where she earned her BS and MS. An engineer by degree, she worked in Silicon Valley prior to BLISS, but gave up her life as a technologist to pursue social good. She has also worked in Sri Lanka on affordable solar lighting for tsunami refugees, and taught entrepreneurship at universities in Africa. Saba was a 2011 Fellow of the Unreasonable Institute. Her work has been recognized by the US State Department, and featured by NBC News, Huffington Post, Gulf News and MIT Technology Review among others.At TEDxFCCollege, Saba talks about how intellect is not enough to lead a happy and meaningful life, compassion is equally important. She says that humans are wired for compassion and talks about her own venture - BLISS.
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