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TEDxWomen: Finding Meaning in ‘The Space Between’

This weekend was truly a full-circle moment for TEDxWomen. We started our journey in Washington, DC, in 2010 in a partnership between The Paley Center for Media and the extraordinary TED conference team to offer the global reach and impact … Continue reading

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Let’s Demand More Instead of Trying to Have It All

I’ve hesitated to weigh in on the “having it all” debate, re-sparked once again by Anne-Marie Slaughter’s much-discussed Atlantic cover story last month. In part, I was reluctant because I find this debate a big distraction from the more important … Continue reading

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Notes from a curator: social change is undeniably emotional work

One of the most riveting moments came at the end. In so many ways, it captures why this particular gathering is so compelling and in my opinion, valued and worthwhile. Stephan Chambers, the eloquent, articulate leader of the Skoll Center … Continue reading

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Notes from a curator: bad ideas contaminate, while good ideas are contagious

I was awed listening to one of the  participants in a revolutionary land rights project in Brazil describe he and his team’s work saving trees, innovating policy, and working with a wide range of stakeholders—including indigenous people, government officials, business … Continue reading

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Notes from a curator: transmedia storytelling is a key skill for people who want to change the world

Skoll World Forum, in partnership with the Sundance Institute, is teaching entrepreneurs how to tell the stories of their work across many platforms of distribution—and it’s paying off. We saw some short films made in collaborations between social entrepreneurs and … Continue reading

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