This month, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, I’m convening a women’s leadership forum at the Rockefeller conference center in Bellagio, Italy. Along with Ronda Carnegie, one of the TEDWomen co-founders, we’re gathering a group of women leaders from all over the world on the frontlines of change in culture, media, business, social enterprises and government.
If you know the history of this struggle, you know that an ERA amendment was passed by Congress in 1972. But in order for an amendment to become part of the Constitution, it needs three-fourths of the states to ratify it and that hasn’t happened yet. But momentum around ratification is building and may happen very soon. Read More
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.” Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
I believe mentoring is one of the strategies that can close the gender gap in leadership that exists in this country and around the world. In this post, I share some of the things I've learned from a lifetime as both a mentor and a mentee. Read More
On the day of my panel on the global gender gap in media at the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE) in Kerala, India, local news reported another gang rape in Kerala. Read More