I met Dolores Hirshmann this past summer during a phone interview as an applicant to speak at the New Bedford TEDx Talk 2016 that she was organizing. The combination of Dolores’ intelligence, enlightened thinking, professionalism and enthusiasm to bring the TEDx project to life, along with her intriguing and sultry Argentinean accent, positive energy and overall warmth radiated through the phone line. I liked her immediately! As I’ve gotten to know her these past 4 months, it has become clear that she has extensive experience that has led to valuable and comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of entrepreneurship, marketing, public speaking and writing. Dolores’ easy intelligence, creative, out-of-the-box thinking along with her kind and wonderful demeanor make it a pleasure to work with her on any project. I can’t say enough about this generous and talented lady. It’s been an honor to know and work with her this year!