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TEDxWilmington hosting salon on joys and pitfalls of adulthood


TEDxWilmington will host a salon and networking event on Tuesday, September 19 at 1007 N. Orange St. The event is sponsored by Accelerate Delaware, which works to attract and retain young professionals in the state.

The salon is titled “Adulting 101: Finding Your Path in Life” and will feature talks on work-life balance, personal finance and how to find purpose and passion as an adult.

“Every salon we produce features a select group of speakers who share short, powerful talks with the goal of exchanging ideas and taking a deep dive into a single topic,” said Ajit Mathew George, executive producer of TEDxWilmington. “This salon aims to help young professionals address the transitions that take place as they move from college to career and from early to mid-adulthood.”

Speakers include, with descriptions from the press release:

Marcella Barker: The Transformative Power of Making: For the Individual and the World

Marcella heads up the membership division at NextFab, a network of makerspaces and collaborative studios in Philadelphia.

Wes Gay: The Cult of Work: Why Your Next Great Workplace Should Look Religious

Wes is a marketing consultant, writer and Forbes Under 30 contributor who separates the myths from reality to create a clear picture of millennials in the modern workplace.

Johniece Ray: #52Weeksof30: Embracing a New Era

Johniece is the state director of marketing, communications and programs with Communities in Schools (CIS).

Dr. Myla Bennett: When Your intuition Tells You That Enough is Not Enough

A Board certified plastic surgeon, speaker and business mogul, Myla is the founder of the Preserve Your Pretty Movement.

Jullien Gordon: It Takes a Village to Raise an Adult

Jullien is a 6-time author, 4-time TEDx speaker and has been featured on MSNBC, Forbes and INC.

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