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Elizabeth Holmes's Motivating Graduation Address on Making a Difference

By: Alyson Wyers - May 19, 2015
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In her graduation address, Elizabeth Holmes shares the principles that guide her in her efforts to make the world better with Pepperdine's graduating class.

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The graduation address is based around the idea that all we need to achieve our greatest dreams is already within us. The commencement speaker shares a well-known inspirational quote from Nelson Mandela. She encourages the audience of young adults to take time to think about what it is you do if you knew you could not fail and to do what you're afraid to do. She believes the purpose of life is to make a difference in the world and that we're able to make a difference by giving our gift and doing what we love to do.