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Barbara Shaiman

2013 Speaker

Barbara Shaiman is a noted educator, businesswoman and social entrepreneur. Shaiman has used her skills and ability to empower others to create social change. In 1995, she founded Champions of Caring, a non-profit organization that has empowered over 10,000 youth in Philadelphia and South Africa to become leaders in public service and active, engaged citizens. The overwhelming success of Champions of Caring, combined with Shaiman’s professional experience, entrepreneurial spirit and over thirty years of public speaking, has led her to create her newest venture, Embrace Your Legacy. She is the author of two books en titled, “Live Your Legacy Now: Ten Simple Steps to Find Your Passion and Change the World,” and her newest book “Live Your Legacy Now! My Portfolio,” to share her message and encourage adults of all ages and backgrounds to embrace and live their legacies. As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Shaiman knows the importance – and the accompanying sense of responsibility – that comes with legacy. From corporate team-building and community outreach to organizational culture-changing, public and private high-school classrooms to university seminars, faith-based programs to community women’s and men’s groups, Shaiman has presented to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, locally, nationally and internationally. Changing the world, one person at a time.