Karen Russell’s a Harvard-trained lawyer at Davis Wright Tremaine. She is the Firm-Wide Manager of Diversity Initiatives. Karen also works as an Inclusion consultant to help clients develop “best practice” proactive strategies for managing inclusion, diversity and multi-cultural issues. Karen is the proud Daughter of NBA legend Bill Russell, who was the first African-American coach in pro sports. He won eleven championships in thirteen years using a mentoring and teamwork model. Karen uses her Dad’s winning leadership principles in her work. In addition to blogging on the Huffington Post, Karen’s actively involved in charity work. She’s an unabashed Political Junkie.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.