We are pleased to announce the speakers for TEDx TurtleCreekWomen 2015! We have an exciting lineup of inspirational speakers, whom you will not want to miss.
Space is limited so don’t wait to purchase your ticket to see them.
Luria Petrucci, the video host formerly known as Cali Lewis, is the “Tech Whisperer.” She’s the founder of Geeks Life, a lifestyle video network. Geek = Passion. Geeks Life shows focus on passions, from technology to food to music to FUN! And that’s what Luria has built her career on – having fun with technology and geeky topics, and encouraging the audience to do the same!
She has over 2 million social media followers and has represented companies like Bausch + Lomb, Samsung, Panasonic, and serves as a technology expert for TV channels across the nation. She is also quite fond of bacon.
Joe Sutton began his career at age 15 as a volunteer meteorologist at the National Weather Service. A year later, he joined CNN. Presently, he is a news editor at CNN’s National Content Center where he handles wide-ranging editorial duties, which include managing live field crews and overseeing newsgathering in the United States and Canada. He has shared two Peabody Awards, for CNN’s Gulf Oil Spill coverage and CNN’s Arab Springs coverage in the Middle East and North Africa. Joe is a native of Atlanta. He graduated from Oglethorpe University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Political Science.
Tiffany Sunday is a dyslexic entrepreneur, business owner, speaker, and author of You Posted What!? She has been starting businesses and developing new products since junior high school. Tiffany’s passion is entrepreneurship and inspiring individuals to pursue their dreams. Her mission is to encourage fellow dyslexics and teach entrepreneurship to dyslexic students. She speaks frequently at business and educational events, advising organizations and companies on the topics of entrepreneurship, dyslexia, and our digital transformation.
Suzanne Smith has a deep belief that everyone is a changemaker. As a serial social entrepreneur, she strives to harness the powerful force of organizations, including nonprofits, foundations and socially responsible businesses, and individuals, especially students and young entrepreneurs, to maximize the potential of the social sector to create real, scalable impact. In 2009, Suzanne founded Social Impact Architects to reshape the business of social change. She combines her MBA know-how from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with two decades of experience as a nonprofit innovator to serve as a consultant, advisor and thought partner. She is also an educator and highly sought-after public speaker at conferences nationwide. She authors Social TrendSpotter, one of the sector’s top blogs according to the Huffington Post and has had articles published in Forbes and Upstart.
Crystal Orren’s 22 years in the film industry include roles as a movie reviewer, film festival organizer, and positions in marketing, advertising, and public relations.
She is currently the Emerging Media & Film Exhibition Manager at Well Go USA Entertainment, shaping social media and marketing strategies, corporate communications, theatrical PR, and coordinating festival placements throughout North America.
She has been called the Fanboy Whisperer, and shares her love of film and ideas on bringing the magic of cinema to daily life through her blog, www.MakeMovieMoments.com. She recommends kettle corn, drizzled with melted butter and sprinkled with truffle salt.
Mindy Cheek is Vice President of Marketing Services at Greystone, a privately held company specializing in senior housing. She has over 17 years in sales and marketing experience, primarily in the healthcare industry. Her journey has made her a defender of family despite its structure. She believes every person has value and deserves to know that they matter. Mindy is a former foster parent, adoption advocate, wife, and mother to two sons, Casey (24) and Henry (15 months).
Michelle Chesney is a 16th generation Texan who lives, eats, and breathes real estate. She is the Principal Broker and Founder of Preston Bend Properties, LLC, a boutique real estate brokerage and consulting firm. She is also the developer and owner of The Richardson Food Truck Park. Michelle is known for her creativity and vision in determining a property’s highest and best use. Most importantly, she is a mother to two very cosmopolitan children that keep her on her toes.
Mary Louise Caire, MD
Mary Louise Caire, MD
Board Certified: Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
Board Certified: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
My relentless curiosity to find the root causes of disease has led me on a journey of discovery. After years of practicing medicine that focused on relieving symptoms, I found a greater joy in exploring the mystery of why symptoms occur. Along the way, I have learned that living a life of health beyond our expectations is possible, and that hope is more powerful than any medicine.
Julia overcame many obstacles while working with crazy producers, Donald Trump and top comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Phyllis Diller, Steve Allen, Lily Tomlin, Martin Short, Betty White, Rosie O’Donnell, John Ritter, Billy Crystal, Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others.