National Women’s Hall of Fame recipient Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at Society of Professional Women

In her upcoming presentation “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds,” Dr. Grandin will cover different ways in which people think and how they can collaborate through her unique perspective of having Autism.

The Society of Professional Women (SPW), a program of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, will host its Trademark Event with Dr. Temple Grandin on Thursday, June 13th at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in King of Prussia from 11am-1:30pm.

In her upcoming presentation “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds,” Dr. Grandin will cover different ways in which people think and how they can collaborate through her unique perspective of having Autism. She did not speak until she was three and half years old and is currently a prominent author and speaker on both Autism and animal behavior. Today Dr. Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare.

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President of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Bernard Dagenais said, “Dr. Grandin’slife was featured in a powerful HBO documentary and we feel fortunate to have her at our event, in part to help add to the understanding of learning differences in school and at work.”

Dr. Grandin has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and a BBC Special- “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow.” She has also appeared on National TV shows such as Larry King Live, 20/20, 60 Minutes, Fox and Friends, and gave a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and more.

Director of SPW Nicole Stephenson said, “This program takes great pride in serving our mission to accelerate the advancement and expand the influence of women leaders in all professions and generations, strengthen our business community and support the region’s non-profit organizations. Through that mission of supporting women, we also advocate for a workplace that values people for what they can do – respecting differences in color, nationality, sexual orientation and learning differences.”

SPW Trademark Events typically range from 150-250 attendees, and includes valuable networking opportunities prior to and at the conclusion of the program. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website:

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