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We welcome talks and conversation on abortion as a social justice issue.

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There have been reports online today that TED has “a policy against discussing abortion.” We’re happy to confirm that that is not true. We’re listening carefully to the community’s concern, and we agree that abortion and reproductive care are core issues of social justice and human rights. In one story, our colleague Kelly Stoetzel is []

Further reading (and watching) on women and the workplace

Further reading (and watching) on women and the workplace

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During an interview at TEDWomen 2013, host Pat Mitchell asked Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to explain how her 2010 TED Talk evolved. “I asked myself the question that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and my boss, asks all of us, which is: What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” Sandberg said. Her answer: “I []

Teen entrepreneur Avani Singh: “You can make a difference”

Teen entrepreneur Avani Singh: “You can make a difference”

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New Delhi’s streets are epic — trucks, cars, cows and, especially, bicycle rickshaws, three-wheeled carriers that can zip through traffic, pedaled by a very, very hard-working driver. Growing up in New Delhi, Avani Singh passed them every day on her way to school. And her route also passed the city’s slums. In this city of []

Women and children first: Fellows Friday with Zubaida Bai, who creates lifesaving kits for maternal health

Women and children first: Fellows Friday with Zubaida Bai, who creates lifesaving kits for maternal health

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Engineer and health entrepreneur Zubaida Bai is passionate about improving women’s lives. Through her company AYZH, she develops health products — such as the $2 Clean Birth Kit — designed to reduce maternal and infant mortality in underprivileged communities around the world. AYZH is about to launch an Indiegogo funding campaign to produce an impact []

TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here. Registration now open.

TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here. Registration now open.

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The old saying goes: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Folded into this truism is a nugget of wisdom: that women so often are the ones driving innovation, the creative powerhouses surfacing new concepts, and the active force crystalizing change in communities near and far. This is the spirit that TEDWomen 2013 will celebrate with []

A ray of hope: Fellows Friday on Renée Hlozek’s new mentorship program for South African women scientists

A ray of hope: Fellows Friday on Renée Hlozek’s new mentorship program for South African women scientists

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TED Fellow Renée Hlozek — currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University — recently established a fund and mentoring program to bring young South African female science undergraduates to the US for summer research. The mentorship’s first recipient, Julia Healy, just completed four weeks working alongside Hlozek at Princeton. []