TEDxWomen Part I - Resilience
The TedxWomen conference held on December 1, 2011, in both New York City and Los Angeles, is a continuation of the conversation from TEDWomen from last year. TED is a global set of conferences on "Ideas worth spreading". TEDx conferences are independently organized TED events.
Yesterday I attended TEDxWomen in NYC. It was an amazing event, with one speaker better than another. There were four main themes – Resilience, Relationships, Rebirth and Re-imagine. Part one of the series will focus on the speakers of the Resilience section.
Resilience - The way women regroup, rebound, and rebuild after experiencing setbacks or loss, always moving forward.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon – Author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.
Women who want micro-finance loans have trouble getting them because it is less risky to give big loans then small ones. Recently people say "women are the emerging market When we talk about women succeeding, they are either exceptions to be dismissed or aberrations to be ignored. Women can no longer be both half the population and a special interest group. This is not about doing good, it's about global growth & employment, how we invest & how we see women. We need to make a difference. When we change the way we see ourselves, others will follow.
Lamis Zein - First Lebanese woman who has qualified to conduct demolitions of cluster sub-munitions.
It is said that this job is not for women. Women should teach. We are positive role models for women. People ask for our Teams to clean their land because they trust in our patience and focus.
Nicholas Kristof - NYT columnist, Author
He often tells individual stories of atrocities being committed to get people to care more. However then everyone wants to help just that one individual instead of larger problem. Education equips people to have better interaction with the world.
Jill Iscol - Author of Hearts on Fire, educator and activist.Continued on the next page