2020 Speakers

What do we SEEK?   Why do we SEEK?  How do we SEEK?

During these unprecedented times, we travel to our authentic selves to SEEK clarity, hope, and change.  These journeys have a voice and the power to change the culture and community for a better tomorrow.

TEDxAlpharettaWomen is launching our first TEDx experience this year through SEEK 2020, a virtual event of extraordinary ideas, presented by 12 powerful women with the aim to bring the community together and spark conversations that can change the world. Our aim is to accelerate innovation and social impact through the power of big ideas, transformative virtual events, and empowered digital communities.

Check back to this page every week or follow us on social media for Speaker updates. Join us in our virtual event on 21 Nov 2020.

Be prepared to SEEK  differently. 

Dethra U. Giles
Dethra U. Giles is an international consultant, best-selling author, and respected keynote speaker. She aspires to lead everyone to greatness through leadership and personal development coaching. She has spoken to clients from CDC and Army Corp of Engineers and served as a faculty member for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses and the Tory Burch Foundation.
Hannah Testa
Hannah Testa is a sustainability advocate, international speaker, author, politico, and founder of Hannah4Change, a non-profit dedicated to fighting several issues that impact the planet. She is a vegan who enjoys healthy living and loves to share her passion with others. Hannah excels at partnering with businesses and government to influence them to develop more sustainable practices.
Cassandra Worthy
Cassandra Worthy helps organizations disrupt ‘change as usual’. She has created and cultivated the unique strategy of Change Enthusiasm® which is arming individuals around the world with the means to harness the power of emotion, a resource in infinite supply, to embrace and accelerate change and transformation journeys.
Umama Kibria
Umama Kibria is passionate about connecting people through fitness. After working out at 400+ gyms and connecting with 100k+ on social media, she founded SweatPack. As a proud Forbes 30 Under 30 leader she’s building brand loyalty, traction and impact.
Naomi Seligman
Naomi is a powerhouse communications executive who has helped bring down corrupt politicians, fought for gender equity, and crafted crisis and litigation strategies for high-profile advocacy organizations. Her passion is to help those in need to find their voice and advocate for change. As a sexual assault survivor, she has come to realize that those people include herself.
Mitch Savoie Hill, CPC
Mitch Savoie Hill is a first generation American, born of Cuban exiled parents. As a woman who overcame a multitude of adversities such as childhood poverty, abuse, work-place discrimination and even homelessness she has made it her life’s work now to help others turn their roadblocks into runways to success.
Melanie Flores
Melanie Flores leverages what a mentor calls “an extremely rare combination – an MIT brain and a teacher’s heart” to empower children and build human connection. She has started up Corning’s optical fiber factory in the Charlotte, NC area, founded a popular kindergarten engineering design workshop, and led the STEM coaching team serving Easter Seals teachers across metro Atlanta.
Lisa Zeeveld
Lisa Zeeveld is passionate about people and numbers. She is a goal-driven, enthusiastic life-long learner, avid reader, history junkie, and architecture geek. She is the COO and original culture cultivator of BELAY, the leading virtual staffing solutions company and the Co-Host of the One Next Step podcast.
Christina Joy Whittaker
Christina Joy Whittaker is an award-winning, in-demand personal and leadership development coach, speaker, and thought-leader. For more than 10 years, Christina has been a sought-after expert and advisor in communications, professional and personal branding, and she now leads the Pivot Brand Group, a personal and leadership develop firm.
Divya Nori
Divya Nori is an internationally recognized youth researcher who aims to create novel solutions to public health issues using her strengths in biochemistry and neurobiology. She is the founder of Safer with STEM, an organization that works towards preventing gun violence through STEM principles.
Jenn Hobby
Jenn Hobby is a well-known Atlanta media personality featured on radio and television for more than 18 years. She’s currently heard on Star 94. Jenn is a childhood cancer research advocate, honoring her daughter’s battle by supporting other families in their fight. Jenn lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband Grant, daughters Lauren (7) and Reese (5) and their dog, Carolina.
Dr. Kelley Chester
Dr. Chester is an informatics leader with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology and public health informatics. She is currently working on several projects related to the COVID-19 response including developing system requirements to track mass vaccinations across the U.S.