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Theme: Showing Up

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December 5, 2018
Ecublens, Vaud (fr)

TEDxLausanneWomen will take place on Wednesday, the 5th of December 2018 at EPFL- SwissTech Convention Center before a live audience. This is the third edition for TEDxLausanneWomen. It has been planned to coincide with TEDWomen 2018, which will be streamed live from Monterey, California-following the live talks. The two hour programme will blend local and international talks with an opportunity to meet challenging and interesting women from around the world, followed by a cocktail dinatoire and networking opportunities.

The theme of TEDWomen and TEDxLausanneWomen 2018 is: Showing Up.

Women all over the world face adversity in various contexts, and people everywhere are challenging the ways in which they’re perceived and treated. Showing Up is about courageous women claiming their right, shining their light, and driving real, meaningful change.

TEDxLausanneWomen will catalyse conversation, provoke reflection and bring inspiration from dynamic and powerful women who are transforming our world today. Together we will celebrate and empower one another to shape a brighter future we all want to be a part of.

We’re showing up. Are you?

SwissTech Conference Center
2 Rue Louis Favre
ground floor
Ecublens, Vaud (fr), 1024
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Anna Lyons

End of Life Doula
Anna Lyons Founders of Life. Death. Whatever., Funeral Director & End of Life Doula Louise and Anna a founders of Life. Death. Whatever. – a revolutionary movement that is redesigning the dialogue around death and dying. Louise is a progressive funeral director and Anna is an end-of-life doula who has made it her life’s mission to help those who are living with dying. Together, they were awarded a Death Oscar for their Life. Death. Whatever. work.

Anna Whitehouse & Matt Farquharson

Co-founders of Mother Pukka. Journalists. Authors. Flexible Working Campaigners.

Honey Thaljieh

Co-founder and Captain of Palestinian Women’s National Football Team, Champion for Peace

Jennah Kriebel

Scientist. Entrepreneur. Business Strategist. Investment Advisor. Ph.D.

Kirstine Stewart

World Economic Forum Executive, Former VP of Media for Twitter, Media Expert, Author of Our Turn

Louise Winter

Funeral Director & End of Life Doula, Founders Life. Death. Whatever.

Lynzy Lab

Performing Artist, Activist, Educator

Nathalie Barzilay

Swiss Lawyer, GIA Graduate Gemologist, ICO Specialist
Nathalie Barzilay is a Swiss-qualified lawyer and a GIA Graduate Gemologist. She worked several years in Switzerland's largest law firm and major jewellery Maisons. She was further instrumental in establishing a crypto-trading business, worked on asset-backed ICO projects and co-wrote the ICO Guide of the Canton Geneva. Building on her experience in ICOs, jewelry and business law, Nathalie ensures the smooth implementation of LakeDiamond's business strategy. As the right-hand person of the CEO, she recently lead the launch of the first ICO ever powered by an established Swiss bank.

Sherin Khankan

Imam, Activist, Author, Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle
Scandinavia’s first female imam and founder of the first female-led mosque in the world, Sherin advocates for combining faith and feminism to inspire change. Author of Women are the Future of Islam, activist and mother of 4, she is also Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle, Denmark’s first self-help group combatting psychological violence. Sherin is one of the world’s pioneering women included in the BBC’s 100 Women, and very recently received the Hero Prize, Global Hope Award under UNESCO in New York. She was invited to meet with the French President in March 2018 at the Élysée Palace to shed light on her thoughts on balancing religion and politics.

The Sugazz

Betty Mukundi, Hélèni Evripidis & Natacha Mbangila Hailing from Lausanne, long-time friends Betty, Hélèni, and Natacha discovered a common passion for harmonic singing. From their early start reinterpreting R&B classics, Soul and Gospel, the trio formed the singular R&B/pop voice now known as The SugaZz and are taking Switzerland by storm with their live performances and rich sound. They have graced the stages of the legendary Bleu Lézard (Lausanne), the Case à Chocs (Neuchâtel), the Black Cat (Geneva) and the prestigious Montreux Jazz festival, to name a few. With two records under their belts - “5 Seasons” (2012) and “Pick up the phone” (2014) - they were also the first female trio to join “The Voice France” Season 6, reaching the quarter-finals with the support of coach Mika and thousands of new fans.

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Lausanne, Switzerland


Lausanne, Switzerland