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Theme: Momentum

This event occurred on
May 30, 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

TEDxCoventGardenWomen is London’s leading event for sharing and addressing some of the most pressing issues relating to gender and women today. Drawing on the unique visions and lived experiences of our diverse network of international speakers, we hope to inspire, provoke and change perspectives – as well as tell some compelling stories! From innovations and technologies to arts and cultures, we provide an inclusive, engaging and transformative platform that sheds light on different realities through ideas worth spreading.

Theme: Momentum
This year, TEDxCoventGardenWomen is focused on the theme of Momentum – sharing the bold ideas that sustain motion and send waves through the way we think, work and live. From the sparks of inspiration that get us going, to the deep-rooted motivations that help us stay the path, this year’s event celebrates the moving power of momentum as a force for change.

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Anne Laure Humbert

Anne Laure Humbert is a Senior Research Fellow at Cranfield University, having previously worked as a Researcher at the European Institute for Gender Equality and as a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University London. She has done extensive work in the area of women and/or gender within the economy and society.

Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez is a British journalist and feminist activist, whose work has appeared in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent and the New Statesman. She is author of Do It Like A Woman.

Ella Achola

Ella Achola is a writer and founder of the Ain’t I A Woman Collective. Born in Berlin, Ella founded the Collective as an opportunity to engage with her Afro-German heritage and extend the conversation about Europe's black diaspora beyond the UK.

Emily Brothers

Emily Brothers was the first blind woman to stand for Parliament, and the first with a transsexual history to seek election to Westminster from a major UK party. She is former President for the Royal National Institute for the Blind, and is on the Board of Community Network.

Emma Barnett

Emma Barnett is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, Women’s Editor of The Telegraph and creator of Telegraph Wonder Women. She presents BBC 5Live’s ‘The 5Live Hit List’, guest presents Woman’s Hour on Radio 4, and chairs the annual Woman’s Hour Power List judging panel.

Lina Abirafeh

Lina Abirafeh, PhD works on gender-based violence (GBV) and other gender issues in humanitarian emergencies all around the world. She will soon be joining the Lebanese American University as the Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World.

Lou Lebentz

Lou Lebentz is CEO and Founder of Sweet Dreams, a revolutionary online sugar dependency programme. She is passionate about psychological health and wellbeing and has devoted half her life to studying and working with mental health issues, addictions and eating disorders.

Marianna Fox

Marianna Fox is director of Passion for Freedom Art Festival, interior designer and architect born in Poland but raised in Russia.

Marta Garcia Aliaga

Marta Garcia Aliaga is a feminist, writer and co-President of the SOAS Feminist Society. She also co-produces short documentary films about political topics, and is currently completing a Law degree at SOAS in London.

Nikandre Kopcke

Nikandre ‘Niki’ Kopcke is founder of Mazí Mas - a roaming restaurant that creates employment for migrant and refugee women in London.

Ram Devineni

Ram Devineni is a filmmaker, publisher and founder of Rattapallax films and magazine based in New York City, Sao Paulo and New Delhi.

Rama Mani

Dr Rama Mani is a Peacebuilder, Poet and Performance Artist. Councilor of the World Future Council, and Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies. She is also Co-Founder of Rising Women, Rising World.

Shaunagh Connaire

Shaunagh Connaire is a journalist and filmmaker for Channel 4, PBS Frontline, BBC World and CNBC. She was nominated as ‘One to Watch’ in 2013 by Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival and shortlisted as ‘Student Broadcast Journalist of the Year’ in 2009 by the Guardian and Sky News.

Stacey Clare

Stacey Clare cannot be defined as one type of professional - she has already lived many different lives as a performer, writer, activist, stripper, model, teacher, theatre maker, artist, events manager, PA, professional care worker, and founding member of the East London Strippers Collective.

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London , United Kingdom