Mariette talks about her experiences and asks us “What have you been saying ‘no’ to, that you should be saying ‘yes’ to?”

About the speaker

Mariette guides leaders to build sustainable, resilient, high-performance teams, enabling them to develop innovative solutions to world-scale problems with human-centered leadership. After 20 years in business, solving cancer, education, access to electricity and connectivity problems, she was called to bring this same expertise to prison, to help heal society’s cycle of violence by first transforming prison from being strictly a container of violence to a creator of peace. In October 2017, Mariette founded Brilliance Inside, a nonprofit which today brings 5 transformative programs into Donovan state prison. This unlikely journey for an Ivy-League and Berkeley MBA graduate started with the organization of TEDxDonovanCorrectional and became the 2nd US prison to create a recurring TEDx event. Finally, Mariette is a true global citizen: born in France, she’s lived on four continents and has explored some of the most remote corners of our world.

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Allow your walls to break down. Remove what may be there, and see the brilliance inside yourselves and others so that you also can become a brighter, more innovative, more creative changemaker than you already are. — Mariette Fourmeaux du Sartel

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