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TEDxCalgary - Donna Kennedy Glans - Volunteering: The Next Generation

TEDxCalgary speaker Donna Kennedy Glans could honestly be classified as an overachiever, with an incredible resume that translates vision into action. She is a lawyer, mother, volunteer, the first female Vice President at Nexen Inc., author, politician, social entrepreneur, citizen and founder of two significant organizations: Bridges Social Development and Integrity Bridges Inc., both non-profits working on building capacity in different sectors. Working in a global environment, Donna is involved in a number of initiatives that are centered on making sure organizations and individuals are living their orienting story and working systemically to adaptively position themselves. With significant involvement on a number of policy initiatives, she also works with community leaders in developing countries in Africa and Middle East Asian and trains and mentors them in areas such as health care, law, journalism, education and politics. Her work with youth is notable and her most recent projects have added significantly to the policy discussions around understanding terrorism in the middle east. She is a fierce pluralist and concerned about engagement as well as integrity in civic life. Donna has been honored with numerous awards, most recently being named Global TV's Woman of Vision, and is a significant contributor to civic life. She lives in Calgary with her husband and three sons. About TEDx 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)
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