Speaker Vivienne Harr
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Chief Inspiration Officer
Vivienne Harr is the 12-year-old Chief Inspiration officer at STAND, a social network & mobile platform where people can connect with others around the causes they care about. Vivienne believes that anyone, no matter their age, can create a positive change in the world. The app makes it easy - and fun - for you to raise funds or awareness for a cause you're passionate about. STAND is backed by Twitter co-founders Biz Stone (Chairman) and Jack Dorsey.
How did she get here? When Vivienne was eight, she saw a photo of two boys from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. She said: “Compassion is not compassion without action.” So, she set up her lemonade stand every day, rain or shine, for one year to "free 500 children." On day #52,The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof retweeted Vivienne and a moment became a movement, with donations coming in from every corner of the globe from Australia to Hong Kong. Twitter chose Vivienne to ring the bell at their IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, because company execs believe: “Vivienne represents what one person can do.”
Vivienne has spoken at Google, Twitter, Square, Linkedin, Paypal, Disney, Mashable, The United Nations, and LEAD 2015 with President Bill Clinton. Vivienne appeared on stage at MIT with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to moderate a global conversation about compassion. At the age of 9, Vivienne became the youngest person ever to give a TED talk. She has become a global figure whose message is: “you don’t need be big or powerful to change the world. You just need to STAND for what you believe in.”
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