Thoughts That Inspire Action

Tom speaks on social entrepreneurship, innovation, Africa, diversity and inclusion, and mental health.

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Tom speaks on social entrepreneurship, innovation, Africa, diversity and inclusion, and mental health. He has spoken at numerous technology and entrepreneur conferences, governmental, public policy, and international relations conferences, scientific symposia, as well as at private gatherings of CEOs and philanthropists. Tom has givenTED and TEDx talks, has spoken at international forums including those organized by the G20 and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

What is the future of Africa’s youth? How can we create sustainable impact through purpose-driven entrepreneurship? How can we solve the big challenges of our times, such as climate change and poverty? How do we build organizations for impact? How do we deal with failure? How we do we create a future for all to thrive and flourish?

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Rethinking Social Entreprenuership

In 2017, at TEDx Berlin, Tom lays the case for re-thinking social entrepreneurship in Africa.

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Selected Talks

Select talks and speeches by Tom include:

  • "Pioneering youth mental health innovation." Congress of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. September 2021. Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • "Re-imagining youth mental health." TEDMonterey. August 2021. Monterey, California.
  • "Evidence mental health for Kenya's youth." Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. November 2021. Philadelphia, PA.
  • "Re-thinking social entrepreneurship." TEDx Berlin. September 2017. Berlin, Germany.
  • "The future of our youths." Global Issues Summit. January 2016. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • "Young entrepreneurs in Africa." G20 GlobalPartnership for Financial Inclusion Forum. September 2015. Antalya, Turkey
  • "Economic empowerment for women in the developing world." Women Deliver Conference. May 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • "Unlocking business opportunities for the youths in Africa”." United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. March 2015. Geneva, Switzerland
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Tom taking a speaker's headshot at TEDMonterey 2021. Photo credits: Gilberto Tadday


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