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Ideas for Tomorrow

Featured Speaker

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Thursday, December 15, 2016
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab

Angela Duckworth is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development.

Angela studies grit and self-control, two attributes that are distinct from IQ and yet powerfully predict success and well-being. A 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2012, celebrated its twentieth anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher in the public schools of New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. With the support of a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with Distinction in Neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her PhD in Psychology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Angela has received numerous awards for her contributions to K-12 education, including a Beyond Z Award from the KIPP Foundation. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, debuted May 3, 2016 as an immediate New York Times bestseller.

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With support from:

Baldwin Wallace University   Cleveland Leadership Center 10th Anniversary   Case Western Reserve University   Greater Cleveland Partnership

Note: Seating is first-come, first-serve in the amphitheater. No seat-saving.
Overflow seating will be available when the amphitheater reaches capacity.

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