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It’s about my time: The talks of Session 1 of TEDWomen 2016
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Host Pat Mitchell opens the first session of TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time, October 26-28, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED) Time is a global preoccupation — we never feel like we have enough of it to accomplish all we want to accomplish in the world. Do we control time, or does […]

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Find the time for what matters: Laura Vanderkam speaks at TEDWomen 2016
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“We have the power to fill our lives with the things that deserve to be there,” says Laura Vanderkam. She spoke at TEDWomen 2016 on October 27 in San Francisco. “Time is highly elastic. We cannot make more time, but time will stretch to accommodate what we need or want to put into it,” says […]

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It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016
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We depend on each other, and we can accomplish very little if we can’t work together. What better way is there to spend our time than with each other? Hosted by journalists (and married couple) Courtney E. Martin and John Cary, Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016 featured five pairs of speakers and one performer exploring […]

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Know your power, be sure of your convictions, and act upon them: Nancy Pelosi speaks at TEDWomen 2016
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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke onstage at TEDWomen 2016. Photo: Stacie McChesney / TED 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 […]

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It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016
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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 history, making positive changes in their communities. But in so many places around […]

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Keep me safe, and I’ll keep you wild: Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan speak at TEDWomen 2016
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Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan make their marriage work with humor, honesty and a commitment to bear witness. They spoke onstage  at TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time, in San Francisco. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED 3,000 Facebook messages in three days, that ended in marriage 3 months later. From the start, Tiq and Kim Katrin […]

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It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016
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Dalia Mogahed hosts a powerful, challenging Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED) “TED is about challenging convention and deepening our understanding of the world around us by considering, even for just a few moments, a radically different way to look at things,” says Dalia Mogahed, host of Session […]

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The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016
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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 present and offered hopeful […]

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The urgency of intersectionality: Kimberlé Crenshaw speaks at TEDWomen 2016
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“When there’s no name for a problem, you can’t solve it,” says Kimberlé Crenshaw. She spoke at TEDWomen 2016 on October 27 in San Francisco. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED) Michelle Cusseaux. Aura Russer. Tanisha Anderson. Mya Hall. Natasha McKenna. These are the names of but a few African-American women who were victims of police […]

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It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016
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Ashley Judd speaks boldly about online gender violance — and what we can start doing to end it. She’s onstage at TEDWomen 2016 in San Francisco. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED In all of its formats, in all the ways we listen and watch, the media is extremely powerful in how it represents — or […]

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In the lead-up to the presidential election, StoryCorps celebrates #WhoWeAre
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If you head to Google.com today, you might notice something interesting underneath the search bar: an invitation to watch a series of animations called #WhoWeAre. A collaboration between StoryCorps and Upworthy, with support from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation and Delta Airlines, #WhoWeAre is designed to encourage people across the United States to reach out to others who’ve […]

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