The theme for this year’s TEDWomen is “Bold + Brilliant,” setting the bar high for our curatorial team to search for the world’s best, brightest—and yes, most daring—leaders, pioneers, activists and entrepreneurs.
#EqualityCantWait, declared Melinda Gates—as she put her very significant resources forward today, challenging all of us, at every gathering and with every opportunity, to elevate, activate, motivate and gather our strength, individually and collectively as a global sisterhood, for the often dangerous but absolutely necessary work to move towards true equality in every aspect of our lives and work—not for ourselves alone.
These books, films and stories are too good to miss.
These are dangerous times—but in such times, there is an opportunity for women to step up to these challenges.
Today, we celebrate some of the truly dangerous women who fought for our right to vote—including many who were left out of the history books. Thanks to several new museum exhibitions, these unsung heroes are finally getting their due.
At the Connected Women Leaders Forum, Mary Robinson challenged the global women leaders present to make a commitment to put climate justice at the center of their work, whatever their primary focus might be, and become a Connected Leader for Climate Justice. Every woman in attendance said “yes.”
I have become a Dangerous Woman—and I’m here to challenge you to become dangerous, too.
Women leaders are increasingly on the front lines of our world’s greatest challenges. Many are shaping innovative solutions to these and other complex global challenges as transformative leaders. But more are needed.
This month, we celebrate women’s history. My hope is that lawmakers will make it possible to also celebrate that women’s equality under the law—guaranteed by the document that is the touchstone of our democracy.
“Securing the rights of women and girls can have a positive impact on the atmosphere, comparable to that of wind turbines and solar panels and forests.” I talked to author and expert Katharine Wilkinson about the key ways that empowering women and girls can help stop global warming.