MJ is a recognized public speaker and story-teller. To date, she has spoken in front of an audience upwards of 25,000 people across universities, corporations, book clubs, entrepreneurial groups, and women’s events.
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You Don't Have To Be A Tree Hugger To Care About the Planet:
Small Changes With A Big Impact
It is intimidating to change habits. In this engaging presentation, Mamta breaks down the actions each of us can take to live a more socially conscious life. She'll start with small day-to-day changes all the way to big, life-altering changes.
The most important thing is for each of us to do what we can, and if we can't do everything that's okay. Some socially conscious products are expensive, and not practical for people on a budget (aka most of us!). So what else can we do? Mamta examines this question from all angles and offers practical, actionable advice.
Ethical Chocolate: What To Look For And Where To Find It:
How to Recognize Ethical Chocolate and How to Avoid the Bad Stuff
MJ doesn’t want you to feel guilty about eating chocolate. In this illuminating talk, she discusses the bitter truth behind the world’s cocoa supply, but she also offers ethical alternatives.
A majority of the world’s chocolate comes from west Africa, where the farmers are notorious for child slave labor working their fields. MJ will show you how to shop for ethical chocolate and warnings signs to look out for.
Fact vs. Fiction:
How Fiction About Real Issues Influences Public Opinion
There is a growing body of research that shows fiction creates empathy and influences public opinion. Fiction can even sway public policy. While this is nothing new (remember Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle?), there is a recent increase in true-to-life fiction.
In this poignant presentation, Mamta discusses fiction's place in journalism and in the ever-present bullhorn about fake news. How does fiction raise awareness about people, places, and things that we would otherwise not have access to? How do such works shape & change our world views?