Pamela Hawley recently spoke at a TEDxSoMa event, "a unique experience bringing together innovative ideas and people to grow the collective conscience." In her talk, the UniversalGiving Founder and CEO discussed the "Three Objects (Not People) Who Founded UniversalGiving." These objects--glue on a health volunteer trip in Guatemala, pots on a microfinance trip to India, and skulls on a service trip to Cambodia--drove Ms. Hawley to found UniversalGiving and help people around the world live more meaningful lives.
Additionally, Ms. Hawley addressed the importance of creating quality and trust, personal connections, and multiplicity when engaging with technology. She used the metaphor of an electrical socket, encouraging the audience to "find your story, find your vision, connect into your socket, and stay plugged in."
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.
TEDxSoMa events hope to:
To view the video of Pamela Hawley's speech, please click here.