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Going natural: embracing my curls and finding my voice | Alex West Steinman | TEDxMinneapolisSalon

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A series of moments in life shape who we are. For Alex West Steinman, those moments included elementary school picture day and a conversation in an airport bar. As Alex began to embrace her whole self, inside and out, she found her voice getting stronger at work, and eventually broke out of the confines of her industry all together. From hair relaxers to natural fro, timid employee to CEO, Alex shows us that bringing your whole self to work can grow your confidence and your career. Alex West Steinman is co-founder of The Coven, a creative, comfortable, and safe workspace for women and non-binary folks where her focus on whole self, empowerment, education, and wellness has cultivated a dynamic, diverse community. As a former ad agency communications director, Diversity Fellow at the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, MadWomen board member, Bush Fellow, and named 40 under 40 by the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal, Alex has a knack for strategy and opportunity. She breathes transformation. From trying to fit within a heteronormative culture to finding her voice, Alex now mentors others to become confident leaders. 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

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