October 26–28, 2016 / San Francisco

The TEDWomen 2016 conference takes place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where we'll explore how time and attention shape our lives. It's about time...

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The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

When it comes to equality across race, class and gender: “None of us has time to sleep — we need to be woke as hell,” says Mia Birdsong, host of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016. In an emotional, pointed session, seven speakers and one performer explored the painful realities of the...

TEDWomen update: Diana Nyad and EverWalk Nation

At the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to make the 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage. The swim took her 52 hours and 54 minutes to complete, a lifetime goal she had begun dreaming of in the late 1970s. She made her first attempt in 1978 at the age of...

TEDWomen update: Wellesley inaugurates Dr. Paula Johnson

Congratulations to TEDWomen 2013 speaker Dr. Paula Johnson who, earlier this month, was sworn in as the 14th president of Wellesley College. She is the first African-American president of the institution. Dr. Johnson is a pioneer in looking at health from a woman’s perspective. Before...

TEDWomen Update: Memory Banda and a warrior’s cry against child marriage

Over the years, we’ve had so many wonderful and moving talks at the TEDWomen conference, but perhaps one of the most striking was Malawi activist Memory Banda. The amazing 18-year-old presented at last year’s event – and inspired us all with her story. Memory began her talk by reciting a poem...

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