TEDxGreensboro - What If?
November 3, 2022
Posted to TED.com and Youtube on March 8, 2023
Adapt to Life's Curveballs with Fashion!
Fashionable Adaptive Clothing Fulfills Dreams of People with Disabilities and Changes Lives. What if: fashion companies change their thinking about disabilities, create a culture of diversity and inclusion; make a collective effort to design one piece of fashionable adaptive clothing/shoes and those who aren’t in the industry, invest in the companies. Some people with disabilities dream about fashion and are forgotten. There is a unique opportunity for the fashion industry to create more ways for people with disabilities to really live in every facet of their life. Dona Edwards worked in corporate America for almost 25 years as a Mechanical Engineer working on space shuttle and satellite technology and most recently as an Executive practicing Intellectual Property law. She was responsible for driving the global intellectual property strategy, managing litigations and providing general legal advice. Dona is thought-leader and speaker sharing stories on the subjects of DEI, empathy, fashion and scoliosis. She has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Stanford, a JD from George Washington University Law School and a MBA from UVA Darden School of Business. 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