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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.

http://www.magicleap.com/#/home

https://twitter.com/hudsonmai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Abramovi%C4%87

 

2) Stacey Baker
Photo editor

 

 

http://citilegs.com/

https://twitter.com/StaceyBakerNYT

 

3) Nathalie Cabrol
Planetary explorer

 

 

“We’re born explorers.”

http://cabrol.seti.org/

https://twitter.com/shasta721

 

4) Minna Choi
Music director, Magik*Magik Orchestra

 

http://minnachoi.com/

https://twitter.com/magikmagik

 

5) Valerie Conn
Sentinel

http://sentinelmission.org/

https://twitter.com/valconn

 

6) Laurie Coots
Health advocate

 

http://luciditysolutions.net/

https://twitter.com/coots

 

7) Alice Goffman
Urban sociologist

 

 

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/soc/faculty/show-person.php?person_id=1335

 

8) Dana Goodyear
Journalist and poet

 

http://www.danagoodyear.com/

https://twitter.com/danagoodyear

 

9) Elora Hardy
Sustainable designer

 

http://ibuku.com/

 

10) Sarah Jones
Polymorphic playwright

 

http://sarahjonesonline.com/

 

11) Lorraine Justice
Design scholar

 

http://lorrainejustice.webs.com/

https://twitter.com/lorrainejustice

 

12) Suki Kim
Writer

 

http://www.sukikim.com/

https://twitter.com/sukisworld

 

13 & 14) The Kitchen Sisters
Radio producers

 

 

http://www.kitchensisters.org/

https://twitter.com/kitchensisters

 

15) Dawn Landes
Singer-songwriter

 

 

http://www.dawnlandes.com/

https://twitter.com/dawnlandes

 

16) Monica Lewinsky
Social activist

 

 

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/society/2014/06/monica-lewinsky-humiliation-culture

https://twitter.com/monicalewinsky

 

17) Fei-Fei Li
Computer scientist

 

 

http://vision.stanford.edu/

 

18) Dame Ellen MacArthur
Circular economy advocate

 

 

 

19) Maryn McKenna
Public health journalist

 

 

http://marynmckenna.com/

https://twitter.com/marynmck

 

20) Alisa Miller

CEO, Public Radio International

 

 

21) Neri Oxman
Architect, designer

 

 

http://neri.media.mit.edu/neri-oxman

http://www.materialecology.com/

 

22) Esther Perel
Relationship therapist

 

 

http://www.estherperel.com/

https://twitter.com/estherperel

 

23) Pamela Ronald
Plant geneticist

 

 

http://indica.ucdavis.edu/ronald_bio/pamcv

http://cropgeneticsinnovation.org/about-pam/

 

24) Martine Rothblatt
Transhumanist

 

 

http://www.terasemmovementfoundation.com/

http://www.unither.com/

 

25) Laura Schulz
Cognitive scientist

 

 

https://lookit.mit.edu/

 

26) Sophie Scott
Neuroscientist, stand-up comic

 

 

https://sites.google.com/site/speechskscott/

https://twitter.com/sophiescott

 

27) Sara Seager
Exoplanet expert

 

 

http://seagerexoplanets.mit.edu/

https://twitter.com/profsaraseager

 

28) Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley
Entrepreneur and philanthropist

 

 

http://www.steveshirley.com/home

 

29) Noy Thrupkaew
Global journalist

 

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/open-society-fellowship/grantees/noy-thrupkaew

 

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.

5 Amazing Talks By Acumen Fund Founder Jacqueline Novogratz

jacqueline_novogratz.jpgJacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen Fund, a non-profit organisation that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor.

In her book, The Blue Sweater, she tells stories from the new philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid.

Tags community connection goals inspiration life poverty success

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.