x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
December 1, 2011
12:00am - 12:00am EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

TEDxWomen is a TEDx event organized by the Paley Center that focuses on women, and women's issues. TEDxWomen type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxWomen, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxMassAveWomen and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on December 1st that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxWomen.

During TEDxMassAveWomen, we will be hosting a toiletry drive to support N Street Village. (A perfect opportunity to clean out those samples and travel-size toiletries from under your sink.) The following items are especially needed: lotion, shower gel, bar soap, deodorant, and toothpaste.

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Part 1: Host Allison Asplin (live in DC)

Mayra Buvinic, Director of Gender and Development, The World Bank

Schroeder Stribling, Executive Director, N Street Village

... and more to be announced!

Part 2: Resilience: Host Pat Mitchell (live from NY)

1. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon —Economic resilience of women…especially in post-conflict countries

2. Jill Iscol— Changing the world through social entrepreneurship

3. Tan Le (FROM LA) —Emotional & Entrepreneurial resilience of refugees

4. Gallup Global POLL & its meaning-- onstage interview, Pat asks Katie Bell explain Global Women’s Institute & live poll with 2 questions

5. Lamis Zein —Leader of Lebanese all-female bomb squad

6. Barbara Walters —Her professional and Personal resilience + rebound from failure (Interview with Pat)

7. Busisiwe Mkhumbuzi — Starting the conversation: South African Girls, Reclaiming their country


Afternoon Session: 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Part 3: Relationships: Host Trevor Nielson (Live from LA)

1. Shahira Amin— Women’s relationship with power and the ongoing post-revolution struggles in the Middle East

2. Matt Petersen -The relationship between people and Mother Nature. Will tell his story of coming to care for the environment and women.

3. Laura Turner Seydel (FROM NY) – A future where the planet can sustain 7 billion people with natural resources running out. What is our plan; some ideas on what we should do.

4. Rachel Simmons + Claire Sannini (FROM NY) —Teaching Young Girls the Fourth ‘R”: Relationships

5. Jennifer Siebel Newsom (FROM NY) —Relationship between Image and Reality: Women & Media

6. Dr. Noel Bairey Merz - Relationships to our hearts: keeping them healthy

7. PERFORMANCE + Talk: Alan & Marilyn Bergman

SAIS Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20036
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


Washington, DC, United States
  • Nicole Epps
    GDF Co-President
  • Shanna Edberg
    GDF Member
  • Lori Hammer
    GDF Member
  • Stephanie Sweet
    GDF Member