This inaugural event featured six curated talks from the national TEDWomen event held Palm Springs and live, two in-person talks as well as breakouts and activities.
Natasha’s talk, Reinvention: Life After Olympic Gold is a powerful story about starting over. After a lifetime focused on the singular goal of winning an Olympic Gold Medal, Natasha was lost when it was all over and she realized that the Olympic Committee provided no guidance or support and she had no idea what her “next” would be. A powerful and inspirational story about starting over and doing good.
Julie uses stories of personal and scientific challenges to demonstrate that hard things can be achieved. When that mentality is focused on society’s greatest needs, we make progress. To date, greater than 150 Alzheimer’s drugs have failed, and the disease continues to decimate our aging population, indicating how challenging this problem is.
Shouldn’t all kids enjoy a safe and happy childhood, develop their identity in a positive way, and not have to reject a part of themselves just to avoid assault? How do we stop bullying that leads to humiliation, desperation, even taking your own life?
It’s up to each of us to create a new reality that does not include bullying. The problem starts and ends with us, and it’s time that it ends.
When two people with completely different backgrounds, cultures, or native country get together and solve a problem, they each bring their own unique ideas and perspectives.
He believes that if obstacles such as a lack of income, student mentorship, and educational programs can be overcome, we could achieve greater ethnic diversity in science, which would result in a change in the social narrative.
Typecast as the perfect, well-rounded American teen, Ava Marie Bunn added shock-value to the mix and adopted the acronym BALLS (Believe, Achieve, Listen, Learn, Support) to pursue her big dream of a career in comedy.
Her advice is to stop developing a Plan B as it’s putting energy in the wrong direction. Rather than having something to fall back on, fail forward and pursue your big dream.
Gen Z teenagers often feel that they need to do everything as they prepare for their future – always doing, going, getting, and having. As a result, Gen Z’s mental wellness is being challenged.
Teens are so focused on the outside that they forget to focus on themselves too. In her view, Gen Z teenagers need to realize that it’s okay to be still, to take breaks, mental health naps, and most importantly, to just be.
As a high school senior Rosalie felt pressured to figure out what she wanted to do – what to major in and what career to pursue – but she was interested in so many different things. At one point she asked herself, “How can I know myself if I don’t even know what it is I want to do?”
But she came to realize that it’s okay to not know what you want to do, as long as you know who you truly are.
Seham shares her belief that we are not judged for what has happened to us, but what we decide to become, and that we should put our differences aside and work to help those who came here escaping poverty and violence and simply want to build a better future.
Be that one person who makes a change in an immigrant’s life, an act that has the power to change all immigrants and benefit society as a whole.
While growing up African American, female and Muslim often resulted in judgement, discrimination and exclusion, Huda has found strength, unity and empowerment in these three traits, and overcame preconceived ideas based on how she dresses, her ethnicity, or her gender.
She also believes that we can change what holds us back and morph it into something that we can thrive from, making us stronger and more powerful individuals.
Code-switching is the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation. The ability to authentically express ourselves through code-switching is extremely beneficial, allowing us to exist in many different spaces and interact with a variety of people. But it can also become detrimental to one’s health when people feel like they have to suppress their cultural and physical identity.
Fashion plays a large role in our personal life, as well as the global economy, and it’s supposed to make us feel good, but it doesn’t always leave everybody feeling good as the industry contributes to air and water pollution and often ignores worker’s rights. Some brands have decided to change their practices and be more sustainable by reducing pollution and improving the lives of workers. In addition, each of us has the power to change how our clothes are made by paying attention to where and how our clothes are made.
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