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|Date||Sunday December 17|
|Time||6:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
TEDxPaloAltoSalon features the theme of "Walk a Mile: Empathy & Action," with speakers exploring how they spark empathy into action.
Master of Ceremonies Gal Friedman is a social and tech entrepreneur working in the tech startup arena. He is Head of Growth for Gradescope, an ed-tech company for higher education, which streamlines student assessment.
Rajesh Anandan is an intrapreneur, entrepreneur and growth architect. He is the SVP of UNICEF Ventures and co-creator of UNICEF Kid Power, a wearable-for-good named one of TIME's 25 Best Inventions in 2016. He is also co-founder and CEO of ULTRA Testing, a neurodiverse technology company, one of the nation's largest employers of those on the autism spectrum.
Amy Wilkinson is founder and CEO of Ingenuity, a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of "The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs." She advises executives and emerging leaders around the world on how to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success.
Thor Halvorssen is a human rights advocate and film producer. He is president of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF), devoted to liberating political prisoners and promoting tolerance globally. He is also founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual global gathering to exchange ideas about human rights and exposing dictatorships.
Joan C. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and an expert in the field of social inequality. Author of 11 books and over 90 academic articles, she is one of the ten most-cited scholars in her field. Following the success of her 2014 book "What Works For Women at Work," Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.org asked Joan to create short videos sharing strategies from the book. The videos have been downloaded over 975,000 times and are featured by Virgin Airlines as in-flight entertainment.