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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A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

In October 2016, a group gathered in San Francisco for the TEDWomen 2016 conference, this year themed around the idea of time. One talk was given by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger, who took the stage to share a story that took place in 1996, when Stranger raped Elva, then his girlfriend. The talk...

It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee of a major political party in the United States this summer, she reflected that this achievement “belongs to generations of women and men who struggled, sacrificed and made this moment possible.” Women have been leaders throughout...

Know your power, be sure of your convictions, and act upon them: Nancy Pelosi speaks at TEDWomen 2016

Nancy Pelosi has represented San Francisco’s 12th district for 29 years, is currently the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, and made history by becoming the first woman Speaker of the House. But before all that happened, she never felt that she was on a course for public office....

Conservation through poetry: Ian McCallum speaks at TEDWomen 2016

In December 1968, the crew of the Apollo 8 space mission captured a historic photo: “Earthrise,” an image of our home planet as seen from lunar orbit. Astronaut Jim Lovell was on that mission, and here’s what he said: “Everything that you’ve ever known, your loved ones,...

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