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Tererai Trent

Oprah Winfrey's "All-Time Favorite Guest"
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Biography

Oprah Winfrey's "all-time favorite guest" - one among 30,000 individuals spanning 25 years of the syndicated show - Tererai Trent is the founder of Tinogona (Shona for "it is achievable") which builds and repairs schools in rural Zimbabwe.

A senior consultant with more than 18 years of international experience in professional program and policy evaluation, Trent has worked on five continents for major global humanitarian organizations such as Heifer International.

With a firm belief that education is the main pathway out of poverty, Trent shares her life story with audiences around the world, recounting how she traveled from Zimbabwe to the US and juggled three jobs while raising five children and attending classes - all to earn her bachelor's, master's, and doctorate in order to offer her children a better future and help other women under similar circumstances. She shares her story in the autobiography The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can, set for a fall 2014 release.

In inspiring keynotes, she passionately commands a room as she talks about education, gender challenges, raising children, poverty, aid in developing countries, and the four Ps of women in leadership: power, passion, purpose, and procreation. Her humble eloquence and rich authenticity leave audiences with a lasting impression of what it means to overcome humble beginnings and to achieve one's dreams.

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Topics

Education Is a Human Right: Turning Oppression into Opportunities

Empowering Girls Through Education

Achieving Dreams Against All Odds

The Four Ps of Women in Leadership: Power, Passion, Purpose & Procreation

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