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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How the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ influenced a generation of men: Billie Jean King’s TEDWomen update

Forty-three years ago this week, the number one tennis star in the world, 29-year-old Billie Jean King, agreed to take on 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, in a match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes.” The prize was $100,000 — which compared with today’s million-dollar-winning pots wasn’t much...

Hurricanes, monsoons and the human rights of climate change: TEDWomen chats with Mary Robinson

Two years ago, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson graced the TEDWomen stage with a moving talk about why climate change is not only a threat to our environment, but also a threat to the human rights of many poor and marginalized people around the world. Mary is an incredible person who...

5 reasons to convince your boss to send you to TEDWomen this year

Every year at TEDWomen, we gather to talk about issues that matter, to learn and bond and get energized. This year, we will be reconvening on November 1–3 in New Orleans — and we would love for you, and your amazing perspective and ideas, to join us and become part of this diverse,...

TEDWomen update: One year on, an extraordinary story of understanding and forgiveness

When we started TEDWomen in 2010, we felt strongly that we wanted to include a series of talks we called “Duets” in which we would forego the traditional TED Talk model and present pairs of speakers instead of solo ones. There is no question that the Duets sessions are often among the most...

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