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This event occurred on
December 2, 2011
Auburn, Alabama
United States

Join GLOW (Global Leadership of Women) for a day of inspiration, discussion, and connection as Auburn University hosts its first TEDxAuburnUniversityWomen event. TEDxAuburnUniversityWomen will webcast speakers from around the world to Auburn to share insights and foster discussion.

This year speaker’s include: Jane Fonda, Lamis Lein- the women who heads an all-female bomb-disposal unit in Lenbanaon, Barbara Walters, Gloria Steinem, Shamila Kohestani – captain of Afghanistan’s first National Women’s Football Team, Tan Le - a Vietnam refugee and tech entrepreneur, Jennifer Newsom-Documentatrian, Mary Catherine Bateson – Cultural Anthropologist, Dr. Oz, and Tavi Gevinson – fashion icon.

Stay all day or attend a portion of the speakers. The event will be organized around the following themes:

1pm Rebirth
Rebirth and how women compose and recompose their lives, especially in life’s ‘third-act’ as women continue to live better, longer

2pm Resilience
Resilience and the way women regroup, rebound, and rebuild after experiencing setbacks or loss, always moving forward

3pm Relationships
Relationships and the ties that bind us—to each other, to our communities, and to our most important institutions

4pm Reimagine
Reimagine and the new way women and men are viewing and shaping our world through science, art, and politics

Interested? You or your organization can serve as a host and sponsor a table of 10. Sponsorship is free. Contact Julia Wiard at for more details.

Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center
241 South College Street
Ballroom A
Auburn, Alabama, 36830
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


  • Teresa Whitman-McCall
    Director, Campus and Community Events
  • Julia Wiard
    Coordinator, Center for Leadership and Ethics
  • Donna Sollie
    Director, Women's Resource Center
  • Kristi Malone
    Coordinator, Women's Resource Center
  • Bonnie Wilson
    Coordinator, Women in Science and Engineering
  • Sid James
    Director, Women's Philanthropy Board
  • Ashley Holley
    Coordinator, Special Events and Marketing