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TedxBethesdaWomen to Host Inspirational Talks by Female Trailblazers

On Thursday, December 5, TedxBethesdaWomen will host a day-long special event called “Sassy: Lively and Spirited” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bethesda’s Imagination Stage. Twelve women thought leaders and trendsetters will speak on a wide variety of personal perspectives and experiences.

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Attendees will enjoy up close and personal access to the presenters, ample opportunity to mingle and network with like-minded women, and access to a live stream of sessions at the national TEDWomen event being held in San Francisco on the same day.

Born of a desire to bring to Bethesda a lineup of "talents, struggles, lessons learned and bodacious risks," among the distinguished speakers scheduled to take the stage are military pilot, celebrated author and inspirational speaker Vernice Armour; CNN news anchor and foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty; WebMD lifestyle expert Dr. Pamela Peeke; musical theater veteran Kate Campbell Stevenson; and eight other driven, articulate and noteworthy women.

The event is being organized by Jane O. Smith, a communications specialist, image coach, breast cancer survivor and, in her own words, a "sassy, lively and spirited" woman.

Tickets for TEDxBethesdaWomen can be purchased here for $100 each. The ticket price includes a full day of presentations, refreshments, lunch, networking opportunities…and, as Smith says, "a few surprises."

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Imagination Stage's scholarship program.

On The Marc Media is the proud media sponsor of TedxBethesdaWomen. To learn more about event, visit

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