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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.
In 2012, Lourds Lane charmed the TEDWomen audience playing her violin and sharing the story of her life from child musical prodigy to adult “superhero” self. These days, she’s focusing her boundless energy on the educational music and arts-based nonprofit she started, the SuperYou FUNdation.
Tracking a lion through the bush in Sabi Sands might seem a long way from tracking one’s life and career, but expert ranger and wildlife tracker Boyd Varty believes that the experience can bring about profound personal transformation.
When Hanna Rosin, the first speaker at the very first TEDWomen conference in 2010, delivered her talk entitled “The End of Men,” she had only just begun doing the research for what became her nationally bestselling 2012 book by the same name.
Last week, my husband and I visited with the Jouberts in one of the safari camps they founded: Great Plains Conservation, launched only a few years ago in Botswana and Kenya.
Entrepreneur Jane Chen spoke at TEDWomen in 2013 about her dream of giving women in remote areas access to low cost, portable incubators for their premature children who needed them.
The Girls for a Change organization is led by one of our former TEDWomen speakers, Angela Patton. She and her team change girls’ lives one at a time and make a difference every day. Please contribute whatever you can.
Today, Iceland’s voters go to the polls to elect their first new president in 20 years. Nearly half of the candidates are women. It’s worth noting, however, that while 2016 saw a US milestone with the presumptive nomination of Hillary Clinton, in Iceland a woman on the ballot is not such a big deal.