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AOL Studio at TEDWomen (Dec 7 and Dec 8)

Our AOL Studio at the inaugural TEDWomen conference in Washington D.C. enabled us to go behind the scenes at TEDWomen and capture unique conversations with many of the incredible speakers, guests, and participants in the first ever TEDWomen Conference.

As the host in our studio, Christy Turlington Burns captured incredible conversations with the speakers who graced the TEDWomen stage and interviewed many of the luminaries at TEDWomen. She is also joined by Amanda de Cadenet who is a photographer and the founder of 140Women, as well as AOL host – LaToya Drake. Watch as these remarkable individuals share their incredible stories and ideas worth spreading.

Pat Mitchell: CEO and President of The Paley Center For Media, talks about the making of TED. Watch here.

Sonja Nuttall: Designer, Activist, Philanthropist, and Creative Director of Urban Zen, talks about her work and what inspires her. Watch here.

Donna Karen: Renown fashion designer, advocate and activist - also the visionary of Urban Zen. Watch here.

Tony Porter: Lecturer, Activist toward social justice, and Co-Founder of A CALL TO MEN. Watch here.

Liza Donnelly: Political Cartoonist for The New Yorker, talks about why she does what she does. Watch here.

Chris Anderson:
TED Curator discovering ideas worth spreading discusses who inspires him. Watch here.

Lisa Witter:
Chief Strategy Officer of Fenton Communications and advocate for women's empowerment. Watch here.

Alexa Rudin: Communications Director of Levis talks about keeping a work/life balance. Watch here.

Hans Rosling: is a professor at the Karolinska Institute and director at Gapminder. He works to dispel myths about the developing world. Watch here.

Rufus Griscom Alisa Volkman: Co-Founders of Babble providing information and debunking taboos for parents. Watch here.

Mabel van Oranje: CEO of The Elders, working to promote peace and stand up for injustice. Watch here.

Wendy Clark: Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications and Capabilities at Coca-Cola talks about giving back to communities. Watch here.

Penelope Jagessar Chaffer:
Director and producer of Toxic Baby working to bring to light the issue of environmental chemical pollution. Watch here.

Halla Tomasdottir:
Executive chairman and co-founder of Audur Capital discusses fundamental values. Watch here.

Kris Carr: Best- Selling author and motivational speaker best know for her Crazy Sexy Cancer materials discusses the core mission of her work. Watch here.

Hanna Rosin: Celebrated author and a founding editor of DoubleX discusses shifting gender roles. Watch here.
About TEDWomen

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.

About The Paley Center for Media

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.

About AOL TEDWomen

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.

About Our Sponsor.
BlackBerry is proud to support TED’s mission of sharing ideas worth spreading. BlackBerry smartphones enable you to to communicate and collaborate in real time, so you can stay in touch with the people and information that matter most.