Over the past several years, a flood of fascinating data from the worlds of education, microfinance and more has shown an essential link between investing in women and girls and economic growth, public health and political stability. A new lens reveals women as powerful change agents in developing nations; meanwhile, in the West, generations of educated women are forging new directions in the sciences, arts, business and beyond.To track this emerging story, the first-ever TEDWomen will invite both women and men to explore in depth: Who are the women leading change? What ideas are they championing? How are women reshaping the future?
The cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program will focus on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead -- what this means and why it matters to all of us. Speakers from around the globe -- both men and women, from anthropologists to artists, scientists to soldiers, farmers to futurists -- will share their ideas in the classic TED format, creating a program that surprises and inspires.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society.
The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.
As a global company, AOL is a trusted source for millions of people – featuring high-quality online content as a result of both creativity and innovation. Just as TEDWomen recognizes the integral part women play in changing the world, AOL wants to give women the platform to communicate the greatness they have achieved. AOL provides visitors world-wide opportunity to access a global collection of journalists, artists and musicians, many of whom are women. In working with TEDWomen, AOL will enhance that offering, and help to create new, inspiring content.
To accomplish this, AOL will host interviews with some of the TEDWomen speakers before and after featured guests take the main stage. The AOL Studio will be a place for attendees to see their favorite speakers up close and personal, answering questions about their experiences. Attendees are also encouraged to share their stories, opinions, and answer questions about the event and issues affecting women today.