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Media Personality Jennifer S. Wilkov to Speak at TEDxBroadStreetNY Event
Media personality Jennifer S. Wilkov of the "Your Book Is Your Hook!" Show on WomensRadio to speak at TEDxBroadStreetNY Event on Saturday, June 25, 2011, in New York City.
Ms. Wilkov’s presentation is entitled, “I Survived Prison: What Really Happens Behind Bars and Beyond.” During her talk, she will share the stories of what happened when she found herself at the center of a legal storm where she was incarcerated for a crime she says she didn’t commit, how she chose to handle her experience of being in prison, and how it has changed and shaped her life.
She has previously addressed this controversial case in her award-winning feature article that appeared in the April 2009 issue of Marie Claire and during her March 2009 interview on CNBC Squawk Box.
During her TEDxBroadStreetNY talk, Ms. Wilkov will reveal her insights from being sentenced to one of New York’s and the nation’s most violent prisons – Rikers Island –
to how she survived this unimaginable situation. Based on her experience, she will discuss her belief and newly discovered understanding that anyone in any situation, circumstance or condition has the right to remain fabulous and be free.
“I’m so delighted to have the unique opportunity to provide this engaging talk for the TEDxBroadStreetNY attendees,” says Jennifer S. Wilkov. “Everybody experiences moments of great glory and also those of utter despair. Oftentimes, we are uncertain about what we are going to do when we are hit with what appears to be a devastating situation and, moreover, we are not confident about how we are going to handle it. TEDxBroadStreetNY is the perfect place to share how I chose to handle the unbelievable, life-changing experience of being in prison that had the potential to crush anyone’s spirit and self-esteem.”
“Jennifer has such a profound ability to reflect and learn from her extreme situation. We’re so lucky that she is willing to share her story with us at our TEDxBroadStreetNY event,” says Holly Landau.
For more information about TEDxBroadStreetNY, please visit http://www.tedxbroadstreetny.eventbrite.com.
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About Jennifer S. Wilkov
Jennifer S. Wilkov’s passion for communication has led to her being a # 1 radio show host, a best-selling award-winning author, a speaker, an award-winning freelance writer, a successful book business consultant and entrepreneur. She survived being incarcerated in one of New York’s and the nation’s most violent prisons, Rikers Island, after inappropriately being told to plead guilty to a crime she didn’t commit by an attorney who mishandled her case.
Jennifer continued to succeed as an author, media personality, entrepreneur and speaker after enduring this devastating, unimaginable experience. She knows what it takes to live the life you love in the face of any challenge. She loves to inspire audiences everywhere with the insights, knowledge and wisdom she has gained so participants take action. Jennifer fans the flames of the Human Spirit in each audience member and empowers them to tell their story, express it transparently, leap powerfully into their lives and at last live the life they’ve imagined.
For more information, go to http://www.JenniferSWilkov.com.
For interviews requests, please contact info@JenniferSWilkov.com.