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29 Amazing Women Rock TED 2015

Susan TEDx Ajman on stageI've been a TEDster for almost a decade, and have had the good fortune of attending TED Global not once but twice. Lucky me!

As a feminist, I have long advocated for more women on TED and TEDx stages worldwide.

For the past several years before each TED and TED Global conference I've compiled a list of the amazing women speakers who will take the stage. 

Here are links to past lists:

I've also created a list of 300+ TED talks by amazing TED women. It's here.

Here are the 29 amazing women who will be on the #TED2015 mainstage:

1) Marina Abramovic
Performance artist



The MOMA scene above is explained here.


2) Stacey Baker
Photo editor


3) Nathalie Cabrol
Planetary explorer



“We’re born explorers.”


4) Minna Choi
Music director, Magik*Magik Orchestra


5) Valerie Conn


6) Laurie Coots
Health advocate


7) Alice Goffman
Urban sociologist


8) Dana Goodyear
Journalist and poet


9) Elora Hardy
Sustainable designer


10) Sarah Jones
Polymorphic playwright


11) Lorraine Justice
Design scholar


12) Suki Kim


13 & 14) The Kitchen Sisters
Radio producers


15) Dawn Landes


16) Monica Lewinsky
Social activist


17) Fei-Fei Li
Computer scientist


18) Dame Ellen MacArthur
Circular economy advocate




19) Maryn McKenna
Public health journalist


20) Alisa Miller

CEO, Public Radio International



21) Neri Oxman
Architect, designer


22) Esther Perel
Relationship therapist


23) Pamela Ronald
Plant geneticist


24) Martine Rothblatt


25) Laura Schulz
Cognitive scientist


26) Sophie Scott
Neuroscientist, stand-up comic


27) Sara Seager
Exoplanet expert


28) Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley
Entrepreneur and philanthropist


29) Noy Thrupkaew
Global journalist


Thanks to all these AMAZING #TEDWomen and to #TED for bringing their voices to the mainstage!

The 23 Amazing TEDWomen Speakers Of TEDGlobal 2011

Susan notes: the lineup of 23 amazing women speakers who graces the stage at TED Global (July 11-15, 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland), was truly astonishing. I attended the event, and it was absolutely fabulous. However, I was disappointed that yet again women comprised only 30% of the complement of TED speakers. I will continue to advocate for a greater representation for women in all spheres of human endeavor, and look forward to the day when we will achieve gender parity on conference stages around the world – including those at TED and TEDx events.

10 Excellent TED Talks For Anthropologists

Susan notes: inspired by a list of 20 TED Talks for Anthropologists compiled by Master’s Degree and posted here.

1) Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now

Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves.