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“Five Poverty-Fighting Women to Watch” #hwhtw @Daily_Good @AshleyJudd @leila_c @Samasource @pooreconomics @jnovogratz @acumenfund @hpglobalcitizen

A fantastic article from Daily Good!  Props to Ashley Judd for retweeting.

“These five women are fighting poverty in a serious way, but they’re not handing out aid. We hope to see them scale up their models this year and make an even bigger impact.”

Here’s the list:

  • Leila Janah of Samasource
  • Esther Duflo of MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (see post: “Women as Policy Makers”)
  • Jacqueline Novogratz of Acumen Fund (one of my favorite speakers from TEDWomen!)
  • Gabi Zedlmayer, leader of Hewlett-Packard’s global social innovations team
  • Shainoor Khoja, who is using technology to address the world’s poverty challenges

Read more!  http://www.dailygood.org/view.php?sid=206

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March 29, 2012 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

New “Voices of Women” Class at American University, May 7-23! @HannaRosin #hwhtw

When I first met Hanna Rosin, she had just finished telling the TEDWomen audience that “Men are the new ball and chain.”  My post about that talk (and her famous article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled “The End of Men”) was the most-viewed post on this blog in 2011!  There’s no doubt that Hanna knows how to keep things interesting.

Now, she’s taking her talents to the classroom.  This May, Hanna will be  teaching a 3-week class on “Voices of Women” along with American University professor Iris Krasnow.  Knowing Hanna, there won’t be a dull moment…

To learn more or enroll in the class: http://www.american.edu/washingtonsemester/women/Enroll-Now.cfm

 

 

March 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Register for TEDxMassAveWomen before it’s too late!

Tickets for this Thursday’s TEDxMassAveWomen conference are going fast!  The event is FREE, so be sure to reserve your seat before they’re all gone.

Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2525259118

November 28, 2011 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

Video: Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine

“What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine.”

His “idea worth spreading” is that the washing machine freed women in the industrialized world from hours of arduous labor doing laundry – but what about everywhere else?  This was one of my favorite talks from TEDWomen – Hans is a real character!

See the video: http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_and_the_magic_washing_machine.html

March 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

Book Review: Do It Anyway

Courtney E. Martin spoke at TEDWomen about a generation overwhelmed by their mission to change the world.  Her new book, Do It Anyway, offers the stories of eight young people who find a way to make a difference in spite of their bewilderment.  From Rachel, who stood in front of bulldozers in Gaza, to Rosario, the Hollywood actress who struggles to choose the best way to use her celebrity to help others, these young men and women aren’t perfect, but they’re trying.

Learn more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807000477?ie=UTF8&tag=helwomhelthew-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0807000477

December 18, 2010 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

TEDWomen, In Their Own Words

Some of the speakers and other attendees at TEDWomen also blogged about their experiences there – check them out for a different perspective:

Christy Turlington Burns: http://everymothercounts.org/issue/news/2010/12/christy-blogs-tedwomen-day-2

Liza Donnelly: http://whendotheyservethewine.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/the-power-of-cartoons-at-tedwomen/

Liza on being interviewed by Christy: http://whendotheyservethewine.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/interview-with-christy-turlington-and-more/

A succinct list of highlights from Amanda Rose: http://amandalindsayrose.tumblr.com/post/2169622818/tweet-sized-tedwomen-takeaways

An excellent writeup from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121006202.html?sid=ST2010121007241

December 11, 2010 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

TEDWomen Recap

There were so many noteworthy talks, and not nearly enough time to blog them all.  They weren’t kidding about TEDWomen being an “immersive experience.”  I’ll continue to write posts about the speakers I’ve missed, and add links to the videos so you can see them for yourself.  In the meantime, my closing TEDWomen thought is that as world-changing as the speeches were, my favorite memories are of “unofficial” moments:

– Talking yoga with supermodel-author-maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns

–  Debating bitchiness in the workplace with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Hanna Rosin of Slate

– Swapping relationship advice with tennis star Liezel Huber

– Analyzing my amateur comic strip-drawing career with New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly

– Bonding with my “TED besties” Hanna and Heather

Enjoy the posts, enjoy the videos, and if TED comes to your town… go!

December 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm 2 comments

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