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12 short films by female filmmakers, played at TEDWomen 2015

12 short films by female filmmakers, played at TEDWomen 2015

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Anyssa Samari finds the interstitials for TED Conferences — the short videos that run between speakers as palate-cleansers. “It’s like a Rubik’s Cube,” she says. “There are a lot of constraints—the videos can’t be too long, they need to tell a narrative, they need to be beautiful and they need to fit the theme of the session. []

The top 15 TEDWomen talks so far

The top 15 TEDWomen talks so far

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The only way to get things done—set your eyes on the goal, tilt forward, start running, and build momentum. That is the wisdom behind the theme for TEDWomen 2015: Momentum. TEDWomen 2015 will be held May 27-29, 2015, in Monterey, California, and will bring together a community of thinkers, doers and dreamers from around the []

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 []

Ban the word bossy. Sheryl Sandberg lights up TEDWomen 2013

Ban the word bossy. Sheryl Sandberg lights up TEDWomen 2013

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“It’s nice to look out and see so many women. That’s not my norm,” Sheryl Sandberg comments drily as she takes her place onstage at TEDWomen 2013  at the SFJazz Center. She’s here to talk with co-host Pat Mitchell, in a Q&A follow-up to her incendiary 2010 TED Talk, given at a TEDWomen three years []

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 []

25 songs to celebrate innovators: A Spotify playlist inspired by TEDWomen

25 songs to celebrate innovators: A Spotify playlist inspired by TEDWomen

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Inspired by the theme of TEDWomen 2013, “Invented Here,” we’ve created a killer playlist with songs about women who’ve innovated, made a difference, taken a stand and changed history in the process. Our mixtape of tunes include: a Swedish dance-pop tribute to Marie Curie’s research on radioactivity, Jane Birkin’s ode to the work and ideals []