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5 stellar mini-docs that will make you rethink time

5 stellar mini-docs that will make you rethink time

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Five mini-documentary films captivated the TEDWomen 2016 audience — directed, written and produced by female filmmakers whose work embodies today’s best and most innovative storytelling. In a partnership between Lifetime and Chicken & Egg Pictures, these short films are artful in the ways their storytelling catalyzes social change and the TEDWomen 2016 theme, “It’s About []

10 books from TEDWomen for your summer reading list — and beyond

10 books from TEDWomen for your summer reading list — and beyond

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There’s no doubt that the speakers we invite to TEDWomen each year have amazing stories to tell. And many of them are published authors (or about to be!) whose work is worth exploring beyond their brief moments in the TED spotlight. So, if you’re looking for some inspiring, instructive and provocative books to add to your []

It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee of a major political party in the United States this summer, she reflected that this achievement “belongs to generations of women and men who struggled, sacrificed and made this moment possible.” Women have been leaders throughout history, making positive changes in their communities. But in so many places around []

Conservation through poetry: Ian McCallum speaks at TEDWomen 2016

Conservation through poetry: Ian McCallum speaks at TEDWomen 2016

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In December 1968, the crew of the Apollo 8 space mission captured a historic photo: “Earthrise,” an image of our home planet as seen from lunar orbit. Astronaut Jim Lovell was on that mission, and here’s what he said: “Everything that you’ve ever known, your loved ones, your business, the problems of the Earth itself … is all behind your thumb.” It []

It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016

“TED is about challenging convention and deepening our understanding of the world around us by considering, even for just a few moments, a radically different way to look at things,” says Dalia Mogahed, host of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In the conference’s penultimate []

It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016

In all of its formats, in all the ways we listen and watch, the media is extremely powerful in how it represents — or underrepresents or misrepresents — women. Unless we’re prepared to change the way women are portrayed in the stories we tell, we’re not prepared for real change. In Session 4 of TEDWomen []

It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

We depend on each other, and we can accomplish very little if we can’t work together. What better way is there to spend our time than with each other? Hosted by journalists (and married couple) Courtney E. Martin and John Cary, Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016 featured five pairs of speakers and one performer exploring []

TEDWomen 2016 speaker lineup announced!

TEDWomen 2016 speaker lineup announced!

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Many people ask, “How are speakers selected for TEDWomen? The answer is that speakers, like ideas, come from many different sources. TED has an open recommendation process on TED.com, and we review those as well as suggestions that come in from everywhere. Sometimes people self nominate but mostly, fans of TEDTalks submit names of women []