Tia Johnston Brown | TEDxTokyo 2009
Tia Johnston Brown is committed to inspiring young people to alter their lives and communities in a constructive way. After empowering youth in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Tia brought her passion and expertise to Ashoka’s Youth Venture in 2004. She assisted in the global launch of David Bornstein’s book How to Change the World and later expanded the Youth Venture program to 19 countries. Along the way, Tia’s team has helped over 100,000 youths link their passion to a problem in their community and create their own solutions for positive change. Tia believes this grassroots movement—including a youth entrepreneurship program—will produce more dedicated problem-solvers and innovators with the drive to transform global society.