Gaining Momentum with TEDWomen

TEDWomen  has become an active test lab for powerful ideas and has been gaining momentum since Sheryl Sandberg gave the talk that led to her book, Lean In in 2010. I remember Jane Fonda’s talk on the “Third Act” in women’s lives and how women can make the most of it.

TEDxWanchai hosted an Open mic night last week for potential speakers where twenty talented and inspiring women living in Hong Kong spoke about how they are bringing change and momentum in their communities through unique, local solutions and ideas across fields from organic kitchens, social community portals, photography to “horse hugging” therapy; the sheer variety of topics was incredible, Archana Kotecha spoke about her crusade against human trafficking while yet another spoke about lessons learnt from a failed business venture.

Maura Thomson, the co-founder of Sassy Media Group a lifestyle media group, talked about creating a sense of belonging through Sassy’s lifestyle guides for women in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Dubai while 17 year old high school student Megan Foo made a passionate cry for education for girls in developing countries.

Interspersed with poetry recitals from the Peel Street Poets, it was a unique format of sharing engaging stories of women that Hong Kong can truly be proud of; and it was my privilege to be invited to assess the participants’ presentations and electric energy as they spoke about their contribution.

More than 150 TEDx event winners around the world will take part in the TEDWomen event from 27th-29th May; this event will celebrate the movers and makers, local catalysts who are helping create momentum for ideas that are likely to change the world we live in. What are you planning to do to gain momentum this year?

More than 150 TEDx event winners around the world will take part in the TEDWomen event from 27th-29th May; this event will celebrate the movers and makers, local catalysts who are helping create momentum for ideas that are likely to change the world we live in. What are you planning to do to gain momentum this year?

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