Ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane
Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, spoke at TEDxPaloAltoSalon on
Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild—immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals.
In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for generations to come. JGI continues the field research at Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall's innovative approach to conservation, which recognizes the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment.
In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, a global program that guides young people in nearly 100 countries in becoming conservation activists and leaders in their daily lives. Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches, she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action.
Dr. Goodall is a UN Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire.
Read Dr. Goodall's full bio>>>
Dr. Jane Goodall was in conversation with Guy Kawasaki.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley).
He also serves on the board of directors of Cheeze, Inc. He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0
, The Art of Social Media
, and nine other books
Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.