Leymah Gbowee at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

“We all have power in us to change the tide.” Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

Texas Conference for Women keynote Leymah Gbowee received a standing ovation for her powerful speech, in which she shared her own story as a Liberian peace activist, and how it’s possible for anyone to make a difference.

“The power of possibility. It’s only possible if you decide I’m going to step out and do something…It is possible for us to make a change. It is possible for us to turn our upside down world upright…You have the power. Let’s make it possible for some girl, some woman, to dream.”

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Sallie Krawcheck at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

“If it comes down to your ethics vs. a job, choose ethics. You can always find another job.” 2013 Texas Conference for Women keynote Sallie Krawcheck, one of the most respected voices on Wall Street, speaks about lessons she learned in her own career in senior leadership roles and the importance of women in business.

 

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Jenny Lawson at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

“I was the only goth chick in a tiny agragrian high school…” Jenny Lawson, founder, The Bloggess, and author of the bestseller “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” shares hilarious stories from her life at the Nov. 19, 2013 Texas Conference for Women.

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Esmeralda Santiago at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

“History does not happen. We make it happen by creating who we are.” Keynote Esmeralda Santiago, award-winning author and filmmaker at the Nov. 19, 2013 Texas Conference for Women.

Santiago shared her story of growing up in rural Puerto Rico and moving as a teenager to Brooklyn, overcoming adversity and channeling her ambition to become a highly successful author.

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Verná Myers at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

“Diversity is about being invited to the party; inclusion is about being asked to dance.” -Verná Myers

At the Nov. 19, 2013 Texas Conference for Women, diversity expert and author Verná Myers kicked off the day with great energy and reminded attendees to challenge their biases.

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