Dr. Tererai Trent

Motivational Speaker. Humanitarian. Mentor. Educator.


Dream. Believe. Achieve.

Three simple words took this remarkable woman on a journey from a cattle field in an impoverished village in rural Zimbabwe to the distinguished place she now occupies in the world of education and humanitarian work.

Largely self-taught as a young girl, Dr. Trent went on to earn multiple masters and doctorate degrees from U.S. universities.

Dr. Trent’s story has touched millions of people around the world. One of the women featured in Nicolas Kristof’s bestselling “Half the Sky”, and later on named as Oprah Winfrey’s “favorite guest ever”, Dr. Trent captured worldwide attention as the epitome of perseverance and purpose against overwhelming odds.

Today she shares her compelling story and the power of believing in one’s dreams.

She inspires. She motivates. She teaches how to dream with purpose. She exudes power onstage with authenticity, poise, confidence, and a great sense of humor.

“Any time anyone tells you that a dream is impossible, any time you’re discouraged by impossible challenges, just mutter this mantra: Tererai Trent.”
                      – New York Times columnist and best selling author of Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof, 2009