Themes Celebrating TEDWomen

Celebrating TEDWomen

Over the past several years, a flood of fascinating data from the worlds of education, microfinance and more has shown an essential link between investing in women and girls and economic growth, public health, political stability. A new lens reveals women as powerful change agents in developing nations; meanwhile, in the West, generations of educated women are forging new directions in the sciences, arts, business and beyond.



To track this emerging story, the first-ever TEDWomen invited both women and men to explore in depth: Who are the women leading change? What ideas are they championing? How are women reshaping the future?



The cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program focused on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead -- what this means and why it matters to all of us. Speakers from around the globe -- both men and women, from anthropologists to artists, scientists to soldiers, farmers to futurists -- shared their ideas in the classic TED format, creating a program that surprised and inspired.

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Play_iconRupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints

Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints

11:44 Posted: Feb 2014

Views: 731,019 | Comments: 58

Play_iconLaura Carstensen: Older people are happier

Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier

11:38 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 894,681 | Comments: 119

Play_iconSheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global

Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global

10:53 Posted: Feb 2012

Views: 408,456 | Comments: 87

Play_iconLauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television

Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television

13:12 Posted: Sep 2011

Views: 515,450 | Comments: 156

Play_iconJoan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

14:01 Posted: Sep 2011

Views: 1,022,964 | Comments: 164

Play_iconEve Ensler: Suddenly, my body

Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body

12:58 Posted: Aug 2011

Views: 1,118,734 | Comments: 300

Play_iconShirin Neshat: Art in exile

Shirin Neshat: Art in exile

10:44 Posted: May 2011

Views: 511,860 | Comments: 161

Play_iconCaroline Casey: Looking past limits

Caroline Casey: Looking past limits

19:17 Posted: Apr 2011

Views: 1,644,917 | Comments: 198

Play_iconHans Rosling: The magic washing machine

Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine

09:15 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 1,928,004 | Comments: 254

Play_iconCourtney Martin: This isn't her mother's feminism

Courtney Martin: This isn't her mother's feminism

11:26 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 726,514 | Comments: 197

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