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TEDWomen Update: Jane Chen and the Power of a Warm Embrace

Pat Mitchell | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Pat Mitchell

In her 2013 TedWomen Talk, entrepreneur Jane Chen noted that "there are 15 million pre-term and underweight babies born every year around the world an...

Sasha Bronner

Why Maria Bello Stopped Labeling Her Sexuality | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women

When Maria Bello took the stage at TED Women last week in Monterey, California, she focused on one thing: labels. She spoke about the labels we give o...

Sasha Bronner

There Had Never Been A TED Talk About Abortion -- Until Now | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women

As the abortion debate continues in the United States, Aspen Baker is calling for a new kind of conversation. She took the stage at TED Women on Frida...

Why Abortion Isn't Just About Abortion

Dawn Laguens | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

When it comes to high-minded discussions about feminism, nobody knows quite how to talk about abortion. Organizers of the TEDWomen conference -- a prominent forum for these discussions -- have chosen to "solve" that problem by prohibiting any talk about abortion at all. Jaw, meet floor.

Fall Deeper In Love With South Africa And Mandela With This TED Talk

Posted 12.15.2013 | Green

"I am; because of you." That's the traditional...

Girls Set to Speak Out at TEDxWomen

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.11.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

As a lifelong feminist, the idea of empowering girls is especially close to my heart. Which is why girls are central to the programming for TEDxWomen this December.

Interviewing a New Kind of Leader and, now, a Nobel Prize Winner, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell


Do Television Ratings Reflect Who We Truly Are?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Women
Pat Mitchell

Whether you love or hate reality television, you can't deny that it's been a massive cultural force in the last few years.

Joan Halifax, a Fearless Source of Hard-Earned Wisdom

Pat Mitchell | Posted 11.08.2011 | Women
Pat Mitchell

Joan Halifax is one of those people who doesn't just live life, she dives into the depths of it --fearlessly -- and comes back up to the surface to share her hard-earned wisdom with the rest of us.

Winter 2011: A Growing Sense Of Urgency

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

The year 2011 has many of us around the world trying to catch our breath and make sense of all that is happening at home and elsewhere. Think about th...

Are Women Taking Over the World or Not?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kate Fridkis

Women make up the majority of the workforce. Except at the top. We still need to be reminded that we are not there by accident, and that we should ask for a promotion because we deserve a promotion.

The Value of You

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn N. Cohen

I think everyone, both men and women, struggle with understanding and appreciating the value of themselves when it comes to their careers or their rel...

Kiran Bedi: A Police Chief With a Difference

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

2010-12-13-ted.jpgBefore becoming Director General of the Indian Police Service, Bedi managed one of the country's toughest prisons and used prevention to turn it into a center of learning and meditation.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Speaks At TEDWomen

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the 16-minute talk, she details why it's of vital international importance that every girl in the world get a chance to pursue her hopes and dreams.

TEDWomen: Proving That Gender Does Not Determine Great Ideas

Linda Tarr-Whelan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Tarr-Whelan

How about having all TED events have half women and half men as speakers, fellows and in the audience? It would reflect the fact that gender is not a determinant of great ideas.

Halla Tomasdottir: A Feminine Response to Iceland's Financial Crash

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Halla Tomasdottir believes that women's values are key to solving Iceland's economic crisis. These values include independence, risk awareness, straight talk, emotional capital, and profit with principles.

Did You Miss It? TEDWomen LIVE UPDATES: TED Conference Spotlights Women Who Are 'Reshaping The Future'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As we reported in July, TED is expanding its idea-spreading mission with the annual TEDWomen conference, the first of which took place Dec. 7 and 8 in...

Introducing TEDWomen

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

TED, in partnership with The Paley Center for Media, has announced that it will be hosting a two-day conference this December called TEDWomen focusing...