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Our Stories Will Save Us | Aerica Shimizu Banks | TEDxBethesda

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Do statistics always tell the full story, or is there virtue in leading from the heart? In this TEDx talk, Aerica Shimizu Banks illustrates the power of personal testimony and the empathy it calls for. Aerica Shimizu Banks is a co-founder of BEACON: The DC Women Founders Initiative. Banks creates initiatives to improve inclusion and equity in tech, the law, and entrepreneurship. She is a champion of women entrepreneurs and an ecosystem builder.

Aerica was named a Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur. She also works in Policy at Google and served as a political appointee in the Obama Administration. She graduated from Oxford University with a MSc. in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy, and from Seattle University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Public Affairs. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx