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Any excuse to travel to Africa is a good enough one for us, so with little hesitation, my husband and I accepted the invitation to participate in the first ever Acumen Global Fellows Gathering in Navaisha, Kenya, last week.
International Women’s Day celebrates the vision and passionate commitment of women and men everywhere to continuing the work towards a more equitable world.
This year's Sundance Film Festival was an inspiring reminder that stories, well told, are one way to effect positive change.
I didn't make my usual list of resolutions this year. In 2017, I intend to listen more carefully — to friends, family, colleagues and yes, those who are outside my circle of shared values.
It doesn’t seem fair that we have lost her at this time when her commitment to truth and to facts and to fairness is needed more than ever.
At the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to make the 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage. Now, Diana is working on a new goal. Along with her Cuba swim expedition leader, Bonnie Stoll, Diana has founded EverWalk NATION, a bold movement to get people to pledge to walk three times a week.
Congratulations to TEDWomen 2013 speaker Dr. Paula Johnson who, last Friday, was sworn in as the 14th president of Wellesley College. She is the first African-American president of the institution.
Over the years, we’ve had so many wonderful and moving talks at the TEDWomen conference, but perhaps one of the most striking was Malawi activist Memory Banda. The amazing 18-year-old presented at last year’s event – and inspired us all with her story.
Many people ask, “How do you select the speakers for TEDWomen?” The answer is not a simple one. As curator, I read everything I can find that has to do with women, our work, books, research, stories ... and I hear recommendations from fellow TEDsters and friends around the world.
Women's Equality Day was established in 1971 to recall the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. In commemoration of that milestone, and the miles we still have to go, here are five TEDTalks from past TEDWomen conferences about the state of women and equality in the United States today.