In June 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, JELF had a “Virtual No Go Event” featuring author of GRIT and 2013 MacArthur fellow Angela Duckworth. Angela Duckworth is a Professor of Psychology, founder and CEO of Character Lab, a non-profit with a mission to advance the science and practice of character development. Considered one of the most coveted speakers in her field, her TED Talk on grit has been viewed by millions. She has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, as well as Fortune 500 CEOs. Angela graduated with a degree in neurobiology from Harvard, followed by a neuroscience degree from Oxford and a doctorate in psychology from University of Pennsylvania.
With over 250 virtual attendees, JELF’s first virtual event was a smashing success!
JELF immediate Board Chair Dr. Marianne Garber interviewing GRIT author Dr. Angela Duckworth via Zoom