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At Sundance Film Festival's annual Women's Leadership Brunch this year, I had the privilege and responsibility of moderating a panel intended to highlight some of the activism and initiatives that have emerged from the #MeToo movement. I wanted to share a lightly edited version of my remarks introducing the panel and some highlights from our discussion.
Looking ahead to 2018, I hope these talks can inform how we channel the new awareness and activism of 2017 into strategic decisions for women’s rights. Could we eliminate economic, racial, cultural and gender inequities? Imagine these as goals for a newly energized and focused global feminist community.
This year's TEDWomen in New Orleans was a truly special conference, at a vital moment, and I'm sure the ripples from our meeting will be felt for a long time to come. Take a look at some highlights and videos of TED Talks already available online.
Forty-three years ago this week, the number one tennis star in the world, 29-year-old Billie Jean King, agreed to take on 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, in a match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes.”
In 2015, former president of Ireland and climate justice activist Mary Robinson explained how she came to view fighting climate change as a human rights issue. In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now Maria, and extreme monsoons in South Asia, I reached out to Mary to get an update on her work.
There is no question that the Duets sessions are often among the most popular and provocative. One such talk, given last year in San Francisco, was one that we knew was going to be controversial from the outset because it was going to take us into entirely new territory…
When we started TEDWomen in 2010, we felt strongly that we wanted to include a series of talks we called “Duets” in which we would forego the traditional TED Talk model and present pairs of speakers instead of solo ones.
It’s not surprising that literary powerbroker agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh and I started our first lunch talking about our shared passion for bringing people — in particular other women — together for the purpose of sharing stories and feeling the power of community. For Jennifer, this passion led her to create the Together Tour and for me, it’s been TEDWomen, now in its 7th year.
I had the pleasure of speaking with reporter Cheryl Harbour recently for a cover story in this month's GRAND Magazine. We talked about advice I received from my own grandmother growing up in Georgia and what I've learned from being a grandmother myself.
If you're looking for some inspiring, instructive and provocative books to add to your summer reading list, these recent books from 2016 TEDWomen speakers are worthy additions.