TAOTI TALKS IS A REGULAR SERIES OF BLOG POSTS WITH AWESOME PEOPLE WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH EMERGING TECHNOLOGY. EACH MONTH, WE FEATURE A LEADER WHO IS HAVING A REAL IMPACT AND MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
Stacy Whittle recently sat down with Nancy Conrad, founder of the Conrad Foundation. A former teacher, Nancy has become a recognized leader in transformative education, serving as a featured speaker at national and international conferences. She has also presented at the Global Diversity Leadership Conference at Harvard University and the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. Nancy has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology detailing how the Conrad Foundation exemplifies the use of partnership and mentorship to improve STEM education. She has been named one of the top 100 leaders in STEM education and currently serves on the board of directors of the Presidential Scholars.
Listen to the conversation.
THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE HAS ITS ORIGINS IN A PARLOR GAME POPULARIZED (THOUGH NOT DEVISED) BY MARCEL PROUST, THE FRENCH ESSAYIST AND NOVELIST, WHO BELIEVED THAT, IN ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS, AN INDIVIDUAL REVEALS HIS OR HER TRUE NATURE.
Stacy asked Nancy Conrad a series of questions from the Proust Questionnaire. Here are her responses:
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
The joy of accomplishment… work, family, friends… all in harmony and all in balance.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My late husband Pete Conrad, Commander of Apollo 12, and the third man to walk on the moon.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Creating an opportunity for young entrepreneurs and innovators to design the future.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Small stature big vision.
What is your motto?
Show Up. If you don’t you can be sure of one thing.. nothing will happen.