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Announcing the lineup for TEDxWomen, coming up in Washington, D.C.

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May

Few people see the world in simple black-and-white terms — instead, most of us, women and men alike, experience a wide spectrum of color, a world of differing viewpoints and nuance. This year’s TEDxWomen, themed “The Space Between,” will explores the gradiation of the world around us. The event will feature six sessions: “Poverty and Plenty,” examining the space between having a little and having a lot; “Fact and Faith,” looking at the space between what we know and what we believe; “IQ and EQ,” revealing the space between intellectual and emotional intelligence; “Stops and Starts,” addressing the space between disruption and moving forward; and “The Rising,” turning an eye to the space between war and peace, and how we all play a part by either doing something or doing nothing.

TEDxWomen will take place on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, In Washington, D.C. While the event is sold-out it will be live streamed. Bookmark the livestream page here >>

After the jump, the exciting lineup of speakers, from feminist playwright Eve Ensler to war correspondent Bob Woodruff.

Julia Bluhm and Izzie Labbe are two young women who successfully petitioned Seventeen magazine to stop altering the faces and body shapes of girls with Photoshop.

Hyun Kyung Chung is a Korean spiritual leader and eco-feminist.

Loreen Arbus was the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, at both Showtime and Lifetime. Currently, she is the president of Loreen Arbus Productions as well as an Argentine Tango choreographer.

A former ABC war correspondent, Bob Woodruff suffered a traumatic brain injury while embedded in Iraq in 2005. He and his wife, Lee, will describe their journey since.

Jessica Pabon studies graffiti artists, examining how female graffiti writers navigate the male-dominated subculture.

Musimbi Kanyoro is the head of the Women’s Global Fund.

A feminist media critic, Anita Sarkeesian initiated a successful Kickstarter campaign to examine gender tropes in video games.

Also speaking at TEDxWomen:

For much more information on each speaker, head to the TEDxWomen website »

Comments (3)

  • Mayme Trumble commented on Nov 20 2012

    This woman is fabulous! Listen to her talk.

  • john Ov commented on Nov 20 2012

    Good input by Ned Barlow.

  • Ned barlow commented on Nov 19 2012

    Off topic- Why are they a part of TED? Does anyone have an honest response, for these Elitist? Has anyone’s child died?
    In September 2009, Pfizer pleaded guilty to the illegal marketing of the arthritis drug Bextra for uses unapproved by the FDA, and agreed to a $2.3 billion settlement, the largest health care fraud settlement at that time.[7] Pfizer also paid the U.S. government $1.3 billion in criminal fines related to the “off-label” marketing of Bextra, the largest penalty ever rendered for any crime.[8] Called a repeat offender, this was Pfizer’s fourth such settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in the previous ten years-
    Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in New York City in 1849 as a manufacturer of fine chemicals. Pfizer’s discovery of Terramycin (oxytetracycline) in 1950 put it on a path towards becoming a research-based pharmaceutical company. Pfizer has made numerous acquisitions, including of Warner–Lambert in 2000, Pharmacia in 2003 and Wyeth in 2009, the latter acquired for US$68 billion.[4][5] Pfizer is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and its shares have been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since April 8, 2004.[6]

    IPAP- founder,
    thank you