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The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

When it comes to equality across race, class and gender: “None of us has time to sleep — we need to be woke as hell,” says Mia Birdsong, host of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016. In an emotional, pointed session, seven speakers and one performer explored the painful realities of the present and offered hopeful []

TEDWomen update: Diana Nyad and EverWalk Nation

TEDWomen update: Diana Nyad and EverWalk Nation

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At the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to make the 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage. The swim took her 52 hours and 54 minutes to complete, a lifetime goal she had begun dreaming of in the late 1970s. She made her first attempt in 1978 at the age of 28. Then after []

TEDWomen update: Wellesley inaugurates Dr. Paula Johnson

TEDWomen update: Wellesley inaugurates Dr. Paula Johnson

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Congratulations to TEDWomen 2013 speaker Dr. Paula Johnson who, earlier this month, was sworn in as the 14th president of Wellesley College. She is the first African-American president of the institution. Dr. Johnson is a pioneer in looking at health from a woman’s perspective. Before taking the helm at Wellesley, she was the chief of []

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 []

5 talks for Women’s Equality Day

5 talks for Women’s Equality Day

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Today marks the 45th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, which was designated in 1971 to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920. 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 []

A TEDWomen update: Hanna Rosin on the ‘End of Men’

A TEDWomen update: Hanna Rosin on the ‘End of Men’

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Cross-posted from TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell’s blog on the Huffington Post. When Hanna Rosin, the first speaker at the very first TEDWomen conference in 2010, delivered her talk she had titled “The End of Men,” she had only just begun the research for what became her bestselling 2012 book by the same name. And as the []

World Lion Day: A visit to big-cat filmmakers Beverly & Dereck Joubert

World Lion Day: A visit to big-cat filmmakers Beverly & Dereck Joubert

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Dereck and Beverly Joubert have been living in the bush in Botswana, making wildlife and conservation films together, for more than 30 years. Their films have shaped an intimate and profound narrative about the interconnected relationship among people, animals and the land, adding layers of understanding based on years of close and constant observation of []

How Jane Chen built a better baby warmer — and a thriving business

How Jane Chen built a better baby warmer — and a thriving business

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In her 2013 TEDWomen Talk, entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Jane Chen noted that “there are 15 million pre-term and underweight babies born every year around the world, and one of the biggest problems they face is staying warm.” Premature babies can’t properly regulate their body temperatures and need an incubator in order for their organs []

Leading through adversity: New ideas from TEDWomen speakers

Leading through adversity: New ideas from TEDWomen speakers

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Pat Mitchell, curator of TEDWomen, shares this report with the TED Blog: In April, I had the privilege of moderating a discussion at the Skoll World Forum on the subject of “Leading Through Adversity.” My panel consisted of four powerful women: Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female president (watch Mary Robinson’s TED Talk); Halla Tómasadóttir, a good []

When a school is not a school: Linda Cliatt-Wayman at TEDWomen 2015

When a school is not a school: Linda Cliatt-Wayman at TEDWomen 2015

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On her first day as a principal in a North Philadelphia school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman was determined to lay down the law and set clear expectations. She called her students into the auditorium and told them how things would go at that school. But one voice interrupted her. “Miss,” called out a girl named Ashley, “why do []

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup

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The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them. The 34 speakers on our lineup — soon to be joined by a []