Meet Dr. Scilla Elworthy

"The change that has to take place, has to take place inside... It is my response, it's my attitude to suppression that I have got control over, that I can do something about. What I need to develop is Self-knowledge. I need to know how I tick, when I collapse, where my formidable points are, where my weaker points are.
When do I give in and what will I stand up for?" 

– Scilla Elworthy, during TEDxExeter

Scilla Elworthy is a world-renowned peace-builder & Nobel Peace Prize nominee (3 times!). She founded Peace Direct in 2003 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas and was the adviser to Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’. She co-founded Rising Women Rising World in 2014, FemmeQ in 2016 and advises the leadership of selected international corporations; her TED talk on non-violence has been viewed by over 1,300,000 people. Her latest book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017) and her book Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works (2014) received recognition from experts in the field.


Find the courage to live a life more true to yourself.

Scilla concentrates on what the world really gets drawn to, what the world sees, which is energy. She helps people with living the life they want, with good health, a sense of our own sensuality and how useful we can be. She believes, like we also do, that: Peace is possible!

During this years' conference on October 6th and 7th, Scilla shares with us how to combine inner power with outer action. Next to that, she will join a women's panel; four strong and inspirational women (including Lama Tsultrim Allione), will be sharing their vision of female leadership and how to embody the feminine qualities (FemmeQ).

"There is no greater wrong than living in fear. There is no greater misfortune than having an enemy. There is no greater illusion than trying to defend yourself. Whoever is free from all fear, will forever be safe. This is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace. This is the time to know that everything you do is sacred."

 


Dr. Scilla Elworthy will be sharing her wisdom at Wisdom in Business too, find more information about this sister-event, which will be on Friday October 5th, here

 

"We need individuals like Dr. Elworthy to start the work of preventing war. This has been my personal dream for many years."

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"Peace is not a Utopia. In her usual inspiring prose, Scilla Elworthy convinces us that each of us in our own way, everywhere, can contribute to making peace real. Most importantly, she tells us how."

– Dr Kalypso Nicolaidis, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford

Fighting with non-violence

 

Dare to Question Why We Are So Afraid of Getting Older

Scilla Elworthy at TEDxMarrakesh 2012

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