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Kat Haber

Organizer / Curator, WILD Foundation

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How can TEDx events balance the ratio of female to male speakers?

Recently many organizers and TED staff have been wondering why men are more likely to show up on TEDx stages speaking than do women. Is it a question of courage or time or desire or family responsibilities or not being known or lack of degrees or lack of power or looking harder? What do you think are the reasons? How can we change this?

Women are reshaping our world. http://www.ted.com/themes/women_reshaping_the_world.html


How do we find them, invite them, support them, give them a platform to amplify their ideas, have their voices heard, and radically increase their own image of what they are capable of impacting? Where are they investing their life energy? How can we value and reward them? Do you know any who should be speaking at a TEDx? Or nominated to be a TED Fellow?

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    Nov 11 2013: Yes, Greg, I have a 17 year old son who fashions himself as a rapper. I also have a step daughter who was 16 when I became her step mom. I also have grandsons, 19 & 9. Yes, my focus shifted dramatically when children entered my life. It was as if my heart had suddenly decided to take up residence outside of my own chest.

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