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_iconAhn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello

Ahn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello

09:25 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 601,503 | Comments: 94

Play_iconElizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage

Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage

10:13 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 341,639 | Comments: 554

Play_iconMadeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

12:59 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 598,699 | Comments: 102

Play_iconJacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion

Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion

17:48 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 554,197 | Comments: 155

Play_iconHawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed: Mother and daughter doctor-heroes

Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed: Mother and daughter doctor-heroes

08:43 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 276,428 | Comments: 74

Play_iconCynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

14:04 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 840,494 | Comments: 177

Play_iconSuheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power

Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power

05:53 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 428,069 | Comments: 84

Play_iconJohanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender

Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender

08:27 Posted: Feb 2011

Views: 930,619 | Comments: 153

Play_iconKate Orff: Reviving New York's rivers -- with oysters!

Kate Orff: Reviving New York's rivers -- with oysters!

10:07 Posted: Jan 2011

Views: 263,200 | Comments: 76

Play_iconLiza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change

Liza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change

06:42 Posted: Jan 2011

Views: 945,734 | Comments: 125

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