How did Tererai Trent go from being an illiterate 14-year-old African bride to earning a doctorate and becoming one of the most recognizable voices for quality education and women’s empowerment? She dreamed an impossible dream — she dreamed she would go to America, be an undergraduate, earn a masters and PhD, and break the cycle of poverty in her family and in her village. She explains how she held to that dream; how she wouldn’t let it die; how she found strength in her mother and grandmother; and all the action she took to turn her dream into a reality. “It’s not your past that will define you; it is your dreams.”
Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah’s “All-Time Favorite Guest”, Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, mentor, and founder of Tererai Trent International.