“Business Lessons Learned by Age Five from my Immigrant Parents”
2nd Annual TEDxWilmingtonWomen
Thursday November 2nd 2017
The Mill Auditorium MORE INFO
My first blog months ago was about the tremendous honor to be have an opportunity to be part of TEDxWilmingtonWomen. This experience has exceeded all my expectations.
Over the past couple of months leading up to TEDxWilmingtonWomen, there had been some challenges with having enough time to practice, meeting internal deadlines and asking myself if I really wanted to deliver this TEDx talk. I recount nightmares of completely freezing on stage and forgetting my entire talk. Even the day before the event, I was sitting at the Mill Auditorium at dress rehearsal, with my stomach aching, wondering if I would ever be ready. I have had several accomplished speakers come up to me and give me courage and confidence. Perhaps the best part of this experience was having my 18-year-old son be my “coach.” He wanted to rehearse with me so that I would feel comfortable delivering the talk. Unbeknownst to him, this experience brought us closer together.
On November 2nd, sharing the stage with 36 other speakers, I delivered my TEDx talk to pay homage to my own parents and those who have immigrant parents. It illustrated core basic values since so often we forget the simplest lessons in the complex world we live in. Additionally, in some divisive times, we remind ourselves that basic respect for humanity is at the core. When the day was over, I basked in the afterglow of being done. More importantly, I relished the fact that I got to share this experience with so many others. New friendships were created and I see us all connecting for many years to come.
Congratulations to the speakers and the TEDxWilmington tribe who made this event happen. It has been my distinct pleasure to be part of the 2nd Annual TEDxWilmingtonWomen. I look forward inspiring others to be part of this so that we can continue sharing ideas worth spreading.
Ms. Cindy Bo has worked in healthcare strategy for over 20 years. She is named by the Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 and 2015 as one of the top 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know in the United States. Currently, she is the Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer for Nemours Children’s Health System, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. At Nemours, she manages the strategies and business development in support of new growth in the Delaware Valley. Cindy is a Malcolm Baldrige Executive Fellow. She is also currently serving on several distinguished Boards: Clinic for Special Children; the American Lung Association for the Mid-Atlantic; and the Delaware Center for Health Innovation. Cindy has earned her MBA, with high distinction and honors, from Columbia Business School and her BS, summa cum laude, from Binghamton University School of Management. READ MORE FROM CINDY