“What if Black women, it turned out, really always have been at the forefront of the struggles over American women’s voting rights, and what if we as a nation are just catching up to that?”
A compilation of 12 TEDWomen Talks examining the ways racial inequality manifests and the tragic consequences of systemic racism in the United States.
Molly Ball’s documentation of how Pelosi leads, how she wins and how she uses her power is ultimately a portrait of a woman who fully embraces her personal gifts, owns them and uses them effectively—not for herself alone, even though she certainly knows how to wield power to win a legislative battle or even her own reelection campaign.
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.