Nina Godiwalla Speaks at TEDxHouston


February 22, 2012

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Nina Godiwalla is the bestselling author of Suits: A Woman on Wall Street, which The New York Times describes as the Devil Wears Prada of investment banking. It’s an insider’s perspective on her experience at Morgan Stanley from an outsider’s point of view- woman, second-generation Indian American, and Texan. Suits was chosen by USA Today as a top pick, and FORTUNE CNN Money call it a "must read."

She is also the CEO of MindWorks (, which provides stress management and meditation training to corporations and other professional organizations. Before founding MindWorks, she spent almost a decade working for Fortune 500 corporations. She speaks nationally on diversity and stress management in the workplace, and she has been featured in major media including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, CNN, ABC News, and NBC. Nina has a MBA from Wharton School of Business, a MA focused in Creative Writing from Dartmouth, and a BBA from University of Texas at Austin.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Starting as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs.

TEDx: The 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.