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Top Ten Takeaways on Innovation From TEDx Women

Joan Michelson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Joan Michelson

This TED conference was an exhilarating exercise in thinking differently -- asking new questions, hearing answers to questions you didn't know you had, exploring new possibilities. That is what innovation is all about.

Has It Really Been a Lifetime Already?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 01.21.2013 | Media
Pat Mitchell

It was such an overwhelming honor to not only receive a lifetime achievement award from the Women's Media Center last week, but to have the award itself named after me in perpetuity.

Money, Media and Power -- In the Hands of Women!

Juliet Asante | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Juliet Asante

The subject of women and power, closing the gender gap etcetera, is one that we can expect to go on for a long time, at least until we begin to make real progress.

Goddess Bless America: My Wild and Crazy Fantasy

Lisa Levart | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Lisa Levart

The word God was used a total of 57 times during the recent Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Just for fun, let's imagine if the word Goddess were used instead.

Blame It on Eve: Ensler's 'Emotional Creature' Will Rock Your World

Kate Grant | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Kate Grant

Playwright Eve Ensler, made famous by her revolutionary Vagina Monologues, takes another bold, beautiful and inspiring step forward with her new play, Emotional Creature.

Reflections On Aging: Melissa Etheridge, Goldie Hawn, Alice Walker And Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Marianne Schnall

"It would help not to treat age as if it were any less of a pleasure than it was when we were 6 1/2 and saying, 'I'm 6 1/2.' We could be saying, 'I'm 50 1/2' and say it with joy." -Gloria Steinem

The Secrets of Powerful Women

Monika Mitchell | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

Do you see yourself as forceful, controlling and competitive? Or powerful, capable and driven? Words matter, beliefs matter. Take care what you say; it shapes the way you think.

Skoll Lesson Five: Transmedia Storytelling Is a Key Skill for People Who Want to Change the World

Pat Mitchell | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Pat Mitchell

There are epic, inspiring experiences of always bold, sometimes outrageous, entrepreneurs in remote and difficult places throughout the world, and these are stories optimally shared across many platforms.

What Do You Get When You Cross Gloria Steinem with a Call for Aspirin Between the Knees?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 06.01.2012 | Women
Joyce McFadden

I wondered what must it be like to have devoted your entire adult life to a cause continually under fire. And I wondered how she remains optimistic in spite of recent challenges to her life's work.

Hitting a Home Run at the Oscars -- Past and Present

Pat Mitchell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
Pat Mitchell

In 1995, I was heading up the documentary division of Turner Broadcasting. One of the docs that I commissioned and executive produced was nominated for an Oscar and I attended with Hank Aaron and his wife...

WATCH: Glenn Close Talks Career And The Female Characters She's Loved

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Women

What do Glenn Close, Marlo Thomas, Jane Fonda and other incredibly accomplished women think about their successes and failures? What fascinates them? ...

She's Making Media Coming to a Television Near You!

Pat Mitchell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media
Pat Mitchell

I believe these are among the best interviews I've ever done -- personal, engaging, surprising, emotional, entertaining, and each with the amazing finale of my dear friends' readings, songs, and performances.

WATCH: Pat Mitchell, Host Of TEDxWomen, Talks Women In Media

Posted 12.05.2011 | Women

At the The Paley Center for Media's TEDxWomen yesterday, Pat Mitchell, the Center's President and CEO and host of the conference sat down with The Huf...

Can Mothers Stop Terrorism?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Pat Mitchell

In the face of violence, and the anemic response from too many governments, new visionaries are stepping forward to seek a more peaceful way. Dr. Edit Schlaffer, the founder of Women without Borders, is one of them.

WATCH: Arianna Talks Women And Power

Posted 01.10.2012 | Women

"Women often have a harder time with the word ['power'] than men," Arianna Huffington said last night at New York City's Paley Center for Media, where...

Weaving the Web of the World Even Tighter

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.28.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

As we come of technological age, how can we be more skillful and more thoughtful in how we use the latest gadgets so as not to diffuse the power of our most fulfilling relationships and work?

Embracing Otherness: Jarreth Merz

Pat Mitchell | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

Jarreth Merz's documentary, An African Election, illustrates the stories on the ground that often contradict the stereotype of violence and corruption.

HuffPost Women Talks The Future Of Media At WIE 2011

Posted 11.19.2011 | Women

Today we are thrilled to be at the 2011 WIE Symposium's Inspiration Day. This morning we were excited to host a panel titled "Fearlessness: A Bold Vis...

TEDwomen 2010: "Reshaping the Future"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When it was announced that the TED enterprise -- which features global conferences with idea innovators and change agents -- was gearing up to present a TEDwomen conference, there was immediate push back.

Why TEDWomen?

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As we reported in July, TED (Technology, Entertainment Design), in partnership with The Paley Center for Media, is launching a brand new TED event: TE...

Afghan Women and the Media - Is Their Story Being Told?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Currently, 660 women comprise the ranks of the 2,000 media professionals in Afghanistan. In 2000, that number was zero.

Changing the Landscape for Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

With the election of Barack Obama, women voters who put him in the Oval Office will be waiting to see if gender issues are a priority.