connecting the dots

connecting the dots

Connecting the Dots... and being that dot for someone! | Pooja Reddy | TEDxSBU

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Pooja Reddy, co-founder of wolfielist.com and a recent MBA graduate, shares her story of how she found inspiration to follow her passion of helping others that led her to be an entrepreneur. In this thought-provoking TEDx talk, Pooja talks about how inspiring words and actions can play significant role in helping others succeed. Pooja explains the importance of following passion and how we can succeed while helping others succeed. Pooja Reddy is a social entrepreneur with a passion for business, technology, and the environmental issues. Pooja grew up and studied undergrad in computer science in India. Upon moving to United States she decided to follow her passion and pursued her interests of learning business intricacies and management. While doing her MBA at Stony Brook University Pooja also served as a President of SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) Stony Brook chapter. Under her leadership the University SHRM chapter received an Honorable mention award in 2012-13. With a passion to leverage her technical knowledge with business, she co-founded a tech start-up named “wolfielist.com” – an online bulletin board for Stony Brook students. Wolfielist has proven success with 300+ users in fewer than 6 months. Her team won third place in the 2013 Stony Brook Entrepreneurship competition, and won an award of $7000 for their business plan. Selected as commencement speaker Pooja received various awards including the most prestigious “Dean’s Choice” award during her academic career. She was featured on the University newsletter, news channel and College of Business newsletter. In her free time Pooja finds inspiration by reading stories of successful entrepreneurs and how they followed their passions. She believes the greatest discovery one can do is to find what actually drives oneself. When not busy doing her regular entrepreneurship, she loves to travel and meet new people. She is also a devout photographer and food blogger. Pooja supports child education for underprivileged families and therefore is a supporter and proud sponsor of a group of volunteers called VIBHA who work to provide education to children of labor workers in India. Pooja is passionate about helping others. She believes that the easiest way to be happy is by making someone else happy. Fun fact: Pooja served as a volunteer in TEDxSBU 2013 while working with Student Media Center. At the time, she was awarded recognition for her outstanding service and leadership for the Student Media Center in May 2014. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)