I am so sorry this is so late in posting. ( click here from FB ) I have been waiting for more talks to be posted before sharing and they are still not all up but here it goes! Below are my FAVs in no particular order.
I have to give a huge shout out to Pat Mitchell, The President of the Paley Center for Media, who was instrumental in making this event happen, and a co-host of the whole thing. I have both the honor and pleasure of working with Pat and she is truly one of the most brilliant, warm and committed women I have ever known.
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly (TED talks) tackles global issues with humor, intelligence and wit. Her latest project supports the United Nations initiative cartooning for peace. Her talk was absolutely hilarious and a must watch when it comes available. I had the opportunity to talk with her a little and she is a lovely person.
Documentary filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert (TED talks) have worked to conserve wildlife for more than 25 years. As National Geographic explorers in residence, the couple influences public policy and perceptions. Their video showed a herd of lions taking down an elephant. It was breathtaking.
Stephen Lewis (TED talks) advocates for the victims of Africa's HIV/AIDS pandemic, and believes that gender lies at the heart of the problem-and the solution. Oh my gosh this guy was amazing. To here a MAN talk about Why Women and Girls is so powerful. A quote " Gender Equality Now or Never!" Check back to find the video....
Courtney E. Martin (TED talks) chronicles-and encourages-the current generation of young activists and feminists. Courtney is a friend and i completely adore her! She's an editor at feministing.com and author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation Of Activists. ( pictured above) Again, check back for the talk.
Jacqueline Novogratz (TED talks) founded and leads Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. I am a proud supporter of the Acumen Fund and Jacqueline is an amazing woman and leader.
Tony Porter (TED talks) is an educator and activist who is internationally recognized for his effort to end violence against women. Tony shared his personal experience and you could here a pen drop. Violence against women is a men's issue!!!!!! You must watch and learn about the 'man box."
In Hans Rosling's (TED talks) hands, data sings . Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development-with some surprisingly good news-snaps into sharp focus. This guy is a gifted presenter, no wonder he ranks amongst TED's top talks.
As the COO at the helm of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg (TED talks) juggles the tasks of monetizing the world's largest social networking site while keeping its users happy and engaged. A GREAT talk for all aspiring professionals. I had the opportunity to meet her at dinner and she seems truly lovely.
Halla Tomasdottir (TED talks), co-founder if Audur Capital, has been instrumental in rebuilding Iceland's economy since the nation nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Her approach: applying female values to financial advice. I have written about Halla before as we were sisters in a former life. We met last year at the Global Forum for Women and the Economy and we have been connected every since. She rocks!
I truly hope this becomes an annual event. It was great.