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Meet Our TEDx Organizers 2012

TEDxWomen 2012 will live stream from The United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC to the global TEDx community. Organizers of TEDxWomen events will watch the livestream of TEDxWomen, and have the opportunity to host local speakers on women's issues. You can start a conversation with these amazing people from around the world by clicking on their name.

Cynthia Adkins

Cynthia Adkins

TEDxSouthLakeUnionWomen, Organizer

Cindy is an entrepreneurial technology and business lawyer, chair of the Seattle Metro chapter of Women In Bio, and a member of The Heroines Quest Advisory Board. She has been practicing law for 20 years. She co-founded Adkins, Plant, Elvins … Continue reading


Esther Akello

TEDxKiraTownWomen, Organizer

I’m a passionate technologist who savors working with women in the same field. I’m currently an IT Specialist with Bank of Uganda. Prior to that, I worked with Eskom Uganda as an Information Management officer. I hold an Msc in … Continue reading


Yahay AlAbdeli

TEDxBaghdadWomen , Organizer

I am a BIG Dreamer

Imran Ali

Imran Ali

TEDxBradfordWomen, Organizer

I’m a founding partner of Carbon Imagineering, a UK-based emerging technologies think tank incubating a number of technology startups as well as contributing expertise to various media properties, including Giga Om’s Web Worker Daily. Previously, I’ve been a Deputy Director … Continue reading


Sandina Bailo

TEDxNapaValleyWomen, Organizer

Sandina is a long time resident of Napa and the holder of the TEDxNapaValley License. A committed do-gooder, Sandina has been involved in the Napa community in various guises for over 4 decades. Sandina is a multi Oscar and Golden … Continue reading


Tibor Balazs

TEDxSomlóiStWomen, Organizer

I’m a professional and passionate driver of change. I started to “change the world” in 1988 immediately after I had graduated from the Technical University of Budapest, before the Iron Curtain fell. I tried to introduce international change management methodology … Continue reading


izaskun barbier

TEDxPasaiaWomen , Organizer

Female, 45 years old. I am co-founder of a Women Association called Bekoz Beko, that works for women and her empowerment. Now I’m working on a project called Woman In Web that deserves to be the place for all women … Continue reading


Elizabeth Barry

TEDxHobokenWomen , Organizer

Elizabeth Barry is a marketing and branding guru. She founded the very first strategic marketing firm for dance and the first email magazine for dance, but has now found herself running a strategic marketing firm for entrepreneurs and small business … Continue reading


Ken Bautista

TEDxEdmonton, Organizer

Ken Bautista is co-founder of Startup Edmonton, a social enterprise working to amplify creative innovation and startups in Edmonton through events, mentorship, workspace, and accelerators. He’s been a creative entrepreneur in the tech space for over 10 years, founding and … Continue reading


Chadburn Blomquist

TEDxTC, Organizer

Chadburn is currently the Curator and Founder of TEDxTC, an independently organized TED event held in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. The mission of TEDxTC is to bring awareness of ‘ideas worth spreading’ from the amazing … Continue reading


Martina Böhme

TEDxStockholmWomen, Organizer

I am currently a student at the Faculty of Law, at Uppsala University in Sweden. Besides studying I am working as a part-time receptionist for DLA Nordic, a law firm in Stockholm and member of DLA Piper Group. My experience … Continue reading


Daniel Cerventus

TEDxKLWomen , Organizer

Daniel CerVentus is a web producer that engages in all things web. He is currently involved in the online magazine Entrepreneurs.my and This Week in Asia, a weekly podcast of technology news in Asia.

Burt Chojnowski

Burt Chojnowski

TEDxFairfieldWomen, Organizer

Burt Chojnowski is a rural renaissance man. He is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He is an award winning filmmaker and serial entrepreneur for forty years. His documentary Kora, about the most sacred mountain the Himalayas, won awards for Best Documentary and … Continue reading


Dora Chomiak

TEDxWestVillageWomen, Organizer

I’ve got expertise in business building / transformation for both large corporate organizations and start ups. I’m fundamentally interested in how information moves and how the nature of work is changing because of technology-enabled information flow. I’m also a ‘loosecuber’ … Continue reading


Douglas Coleman

TEDxRiversideAvondaleWomen, Organizer

For several decades Doug has played a significant role in making Jacksonville a more livable city. He won wide acclaim as chairman of the group that organized the Riverside Arts Market, as well as the founder and director of the … Continue reading


Stephen Collins

TEDxCanberraWomen , Organizer

I help organisations understand and implement better communications, change, design thinking, service design, hyperconnectedness, social innovation and collaboration. I’m the Founder at acidlabs. I’m an open government advocate. I’m a TEDizen and the Creative Catalyst behind TEDxCanberra. I write occasionally … Continue reading

Christophe Cop

Christophe Cop

TEDxFlandersWomen, Organizer

Indicating my college degrees is part of indicating my interests: as a master in neuro-behavioural sciences and in statistics, I’m deeply interested in how we perceive reality, both as an individual (subjective) as from a scientific (objective or inter-subjective) point … Continue reading


Elena Crescia

TEDxJardinsWomen , Organizer

what I’ve done in the past: http://br.linkedin.com/in/elenacrescia


Cristian Dascalu

TEDxClujWomen, Organizer

“You will never see the top of the mountain until you have climbed each hill”. “Before you can see the beauty of any situation, you must go through trials and tribulations” said Cristian. He strongly beliefs in the power of … Continue reading


Mark Dewey

TEDxAmericasFinestCityWomen, Organizer

Born and raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA, Mark Dewey is a below average skier/snowboarder and in the summer months enjoys fishing in the back-country of the high sierras. Today, Mark has made San Diego California his home, working with a … Continue reading


Shanna Edberg

TEDxMassAveWomen , Organizer

Shanna Edberg is a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) concentrating in Latin American Studies and International Economics, and is the president of the SAIS Gender and Development Forum. She spent much of this … Continue reading


Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti

TEDxMiltonKeynesWomen, Organizer

I work at a strategic level in the voluntary and community sector providing support and development of capacity building opportunities for non-profit organisations. In addition, I am a therapeutic counsellor and an organiser of TEDxMiltonKeynes. I live in Milton Keynes … Continue reading

Amr Elsheikh

Amr Elsheikh

TEDxTantaWomen, Organizer

-Head Of Media Committee TantaBokra Association -IEEE Tanta Student Branch Chairman For the AY09/10 -Microsoft Student Partners Supporters Manager for the AY08/09 in MSPs Technology Club Tanta University -MIC (Motivation Information Creation) Competition coordinator For the AY09/10 Academic Honors and … Continue reading


Mojdeh Eskandari

TEDxOrangeCoastWomen, Organizer

Mojdeh Eskandari is a senior leader and mentor with 25 years results-oriented experience in international sales and marketing management in various highly competitive industries including High Tech, Services, and Retail. She has held several executive positions in sales, marketing, and … Continue reading

Kety Esquivel

Kety Esquivel

TEDxAdamsMorganWomen, Organizer

Kety leads the digital practice for Fenton’s Western region. Her commentary has been featured in stories for the Wall St. Journal, HITN, PBS, CNN, Televisa and Univision. Her work has taken her to China and Ethiopia with the UN Economic … Continue reading


Vlad Fiscutean

TEDxTimisoara, Organizer

TEDx Ambassador for Eastern Europe. Vlad Fiscutean creates branding and design for all 5 measurable senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch). He’s conducting various research projects on multidisciplinary topics related to Brand Design, Sensory Branding, Neuromarketing and Corporate Images. … Continue reading


Alexander Grgurich

TEDxDesMoines , Organizer

Alexander Grgurich is the business lead for Fresk Interactive, a digital agency that builds technology installations for clients using large-scale touch-screens, input cameras, and other next-generation, interactive technology. He graduated from Drake University and was a voice for progressive change … Continue reading


Leonardo Guedes

TEDxPUCGoiásWomen, Organizer

Prof. Leonardo Guedes is the founder an the first President of Goiás´ State Foudantion for Research Support, President of Brazilian Association of Electrical Engineers – Goiás´ State Section and Professor and researcher at both Federal University of Goiás and Catholic … Continue reading

Kat Haber

Kat Haber

TEDxVailWomen, Organizer

My grandfathers taught me to respect the Earth. I have created award winning gardens, innovative programs (Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, AK), taken risks (freestyle aerialist and Air Castles hot … Continue reading


Asher Hasan

TEDxPortGrandWomen, Organizer

Dr. Asher Hasan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NAYA JEEVAN (http://www.njfk.org), a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to providing socio-economically disadvantaged families throughout the emerging world with affordable access to quality, catastrophic healthcare. Asher is a 2009 member … Continue reading


Emily Hehir

TEDxLittleLonsdaleStWomen, Organizer

In order to address the current crisis of confidence & self-worth in young people, including increasing cases of disordered eating/exercise, we must focus on prevention. It is my belief that the cause of many people failing to pursue or even … Continue reading


Renae Hesselink

TEDxMuskegonWomen, Organizer

Renae is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan chapter, and currently Chair of the Board of Directors. She has been with Nichols (a distributor of custodial and packaging supplies) for 17 years in various positions … Continue reading


Henna Inam

TEDxCentennialParkWomen, Organizer

Henna is the CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc., a company focused on helping women achieve their potential to be transformational leaders, creating great innovation, engagement, and growth in organizations. Her clients include high potential women in Fortune 500 companies like … Continue reading


Adil Jafry

TEDxSugarLandWomen, Organizer

Co-founder of two companies: Tara Energy and Chandah Space Technologies (a space technologies startup). Prior experience in general management, investment banking, and energy. Love cricket, bollywood, and sipping hot masala chai. President of TiE Houston. Curator of TEDxSugarLand.


Marieme Jamme

TEDxAccraWomen , Organizer

Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese (West Africa) -London based Philanthropist, CEO and Social Entrepreneur, she is passionate, dedicated in helping to empower women, men and children through education, health, wealth and entrepreneurship in Africa. Marieme is currently the Group CEO … Continue reading


Pablo Jenkins

TEDxLlorenteWomen , Organizer

Pablo is currently working as a consultant on topics of innovation in Costa Rica. He has worked with private investors in greentech deals in emerging markets. He was an associate at Mesoamerica. Previously, Pablo worked at Endeavor as Director of … Continue reading


Deb Kemper

TEDxShanghaiWomen, Organizer

Deb Kemper is an experienced consultant and non-profit board member with cross-cultural leadership experience; she has lived and worked on three continents. Deb currently devotes her time to helping non-profits improve their governance, leadership and collaboration capabilities. A life-long learner, … Continue reading


Allyson Kuentz

TEDxColumbusWomen, Organizer

Music junkie. iPhone addict. Bibliophile. Creative spirit. TEDxColumbus Event Coordinator


Ellynita Lamin

TEDxMerdekaSquareWomen , Organizer

From developing a world renowned interactive knowledge management and research application, designing an award-winning vortal to implementing a nationally recognised technology funding agency, she has cemented her place in the Malaysian technology industry as a Developmental Strategist.


Emily Leach

TEDxCorpusChristiWomen , Organizer

Emily Leach is a visionary in using technology to expand business reputations, visibility and innovation. She’s a trained administrator in Information Systems, skilled in both Web Design and Internet Marketing Best Practices, as well as the Founder of the SEO … Continue reading


Janick Leonard

TEDxMontTremblantFemmes, Organizer

Yoga instructor, founder of Yoga Tremblant, author


Dave Lim TM

TEDxSingapore , Organizer

I am a polymath, pioneer, provocateur and possibilist… My passion is “Growing ideas to reality” Life experiences so far: New endeavor builder, founding curator TEDxSingapore, founder IdeasWorthDoing, venture capitalist in The Pacific Rim, Silicon Valley start-up team, co-founder Fellowship of … Continue reading

Jesse Locks

Jesse Locks

TEDxGrassValley, Organizer

I began my career in publishing; writing and editing stories mostly for music and action sports publications. My interests have evolved into multi-media including digital storytelling and filmmaking. I am a TEDxOrganizer, Festival Director of The Nevada City Film Festival, … Continue reading


Carlos Miranda Levy

TEDxPortauPrinceWomen, Organizer

Social Entrepreneur, Relief 2.0 evangelist and Information and Communication Technologies for Human Development professional with over 15 years of field experience on Information Society, Human Development, Innovation, Education, Government, Public Policies, Open Knowledge, Social Networks, Entrepreneurship, Ecology and Disaster Relief … Continue reading

Mike Lundgren

Mike Lundgren

TEDxKC, Organizer

Mike joined VML’s Applied Technology Group in May 2005 as Director of Creative Technology. With 25 years of high tech experience and executive-level management, marketing and product development experience, Mike serves clients as diverse as Microsoft, Ford, adidas, SAP and … Continue reading


Caroline MacDonald

TEDxMIAWomen , Organizer

Caroline MacDonald was born in the UK, and, since travelling to India at the age of four, has become a global traveller and communicator dedicated to language, communication, innovation, discovery and excitement. In the words of a fellow Scot, Robert … Continue reading

Karlo Matic

Karlo Matic

TEDxMaksimirWomen, Organizer

For many years i’m working as event specialist in different areas – planning, production, management, scenarist, director … Also for many years i’m active in NGO sector as founder or leader in different kind of NGOs. I’m not a “public … Continue reading


Dub Med Mehdi

TEDxAnnabaWomen, Organizer

Team leader and programmer at OH GROUP , managing a team of 10 programmers & 5 Designers, developing quality software in Java, C++, Python and other technologies as well as web development & Motion Design.


Dafna Michaelson

TEDxCrestmoorParkWomen , Organizer

Dafna Michaelson is the founder, president and JourneyWoman for the 50 in 52 Journey, a project for which she traveled across America to all 50 states and Washington DC spanning the 52 weeks of 2009 to find America’s problem solvers … Continue reading


Nathalie Molina

TEDxBarnardCollegeWomen, Organizer

Global business expert & serial entrepreneur, taking a break to become a better storyteller (Columbia University: Playwriting). Formerly, a Senior Director with the world’s leading globalization consultancy, today serving as Entrepreneurship advisor for the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at … Continue reading


Teri Orr

ParkCityWomen, Organizer

I have lived in Park City, Utah for the past 34 years and watched it change from a failing mining town to a thriving four season resort community. I have written a weekly, award- winning column here, all these years. … Continue reading

Marta Pinto

Marta Pinto

TEDxGuimarãesWomen, Organizer

Art Teacher since 2002; MA in Child studies – art education: case study on how to integrate Internet resources into the art classroom and enrich students learning experiences.

David Pla

David Pla

TEDxValenciaWomen, Organizer

Hi. Interested in TED because of the free speech and alternative points of view here sent. I am a finance professor and online education expert. In the non profit sector, I started a free school.


Elle Pyke

TEDxWaterlooWomen, Organizer

I see how things are and dream, wide-eyed, of how things could be. I desire to be a sculptor, leaving my fingerprints in the hearts of those I touch. I resolve to act on my inspirations. As Director of Marketing … Continue reading


Brandale Randolph

TEDxLubbockWomen , Organizer

Brandale Randolph is a former commodities broker who now dedicates his life to reducing poverty through his nonprofit organization Project: Poverty.


Andriankoto Ratozamanana

TEDxAntananarivoWomen , Organizer

Harinjaka Andriankoto RATOZAMANANA is a media pioneer based in Antananarivo Madagascar. In 2007 his work caught the attention of senior management at TED.com (Technology, Entertainment and Design) which offered him a global fellowship recognizing his role as “…an outstanding young … Continue reading


Marouan Rejeb

TEDxCarthageWomen, Organizer

Engineer, MSP & Microsoft intern, IT specialist, amateur photographer, liberal, litterature-addicted, Webaholic, geeky, nerdy, scientific. I fight for science. I drink my weight in coffee every day!


Suray Rejepova

TEDxBishkekWomen , Organizer

Activist, Environmentalist, Idea generator, Muslim, Photographer, Student


zineb rharrasse

TEDxRabatWomen, Organizer

Ingénieur d’Etat en informatique de l’Ecole Mohammedia d’Ingénieurs. Après une expérience en recherche & développement à Sagem Sécurité Maroc puis chef de projet organisation du portefeuille Vie, Santé et partenariat à AXA Assurance Maroc, Zineb est actuellement responsable de la … Continue reading


Olga Romanyuk

TEDxKyiv, Organizer

I live at the crossroads of industrial issues (with job linked to steel markets) and social connectivity issues (various events organization). With TEDx, I combine the two passions – for the third one – social change. Restoration of trust, as … Continue reading

Aurelie Salvaire

Aurelie Salvaire

TEDxBarcelonaWomen, Organizer

Graduated from HEC Business School in Paris in 2001, I left France almost immediately for what has now become my home town: Barcelona! I worked 4 years managing strategy and organization projects in hospitals throughout Europe with Antares Consulting (a … Continue reading


Jason Schoolmeester

TEDxDarwinWomen , Organizer

I was born in the Northern Territory and have a strong personal belief in and commitment to the Northern Territory of Australia. I joined the NT Public Service in 1999 working first as an accountant in NT Treasury. In 2003 … Continue reading


Ahmed Shublaq

TEDxElRaml, Organizer

Designer and WebDeveloper, & Student in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of Alexandria.


Deni Simeonova

TEDxMladostWomen, Organizer

As an online media producer and online community builder I see my strenghts in finding and presenting modern role models – women with successful career or owning their business. The more women tell their stories, the more positive impact and … Continue reading


Saloni Singh

TEDxISBWomen, Organizer

(Pop) Psychologist (Graduated in Psychology (Hons), Compulsive Student (Am a double Post Graduate already and am currently studying to finish my MBA), Advertising Junkie (3 years experience as a Strategic Planner in the Advertising Industry), Marketing Professional (1.5 years experience … Continue reading


Katarina Smetko

TEDxPopovačaWomen, Organizer

I’m a dedicated translator and passionate linguist. I care about the environment, but am not particularly fond of birds. My dream is to make a difference. And save the world.

Marian Spier

Marian Spier

TEDxAmsterdamWomen, Organizer

I am currently co-organising TEDxAmsterdam 2011 www.tedxamsterdam.com and www.tedxamsterdamwomen.nl I am also a manager at the Institute of Interactive Media in Amsterdam. Lecturer in cross media and responsible for developing international programs and partnerships with universities and companies abroad. My … Continue reading


Laura Stokes

TEDxSouthBankWomen, Organizer

Hi my name is Laura my profession is helping people. That has translated into me working with incredible people to give them the opportunity to experience life changing moments. During the day I manage the advancement department of International House … Continue reading

Abhishek Suryawanshi

Abhishek Suryawanshi

TEDxPuneWomen, Organizer

Abhishek Suryawanshi loves to do things differently. He did research on “Suction Method of Irrigation” for farmers. He presented his work and research at National Children Science Congress (2004) held at Guwahati in presence of then President Hon.Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. … Continue reading


Jessica Tomlinson

TEDxFremontEastWomen , Organizer

Jessica Tomlinson takes her years of public relations, marketing, and event experience and is pioneering a Me Time Movement for busy professional women to take a break from their latte sippin’, pump pushin’, amazingly crazy lives. She has over 10 … Continue reading


Darlington Uzoigwe

TEDxAbujaWomen, Organizer

I am a human Physiologist and an entrepreneur. One of my venture is in Education where I constantly seek means of solving learning difficulties through focusing on memory. Presently I am working on the cases of laziness as seen among … Continue reading


Imre Vegvari

TEDxBudaörsWomen, Organizer

I have started using computers when I was 9 years old. Now I’m 37 and it feels like I only got up from behind the computer’s screen to go to the bathroom or make a coffee. At first I immensely … Continue reading

Uyanga Vladimir

Uyanga Vladimir

TEDxUlaanbaatarWomen, Organizer

Uyanga Vladimir is the primary licensee and organizer of Mongolia’s first TEDxWomen event – TEDxUlaanbaatarWomen. She is also a member of the team, which initiated and organized the very first TEDx event in Mongolia in August of 2011. Currently working … Continue reading


Jamara Wakefield

TEDxRoxburyWomen, Organizer

Jamara Wakefield is a Boston born spoken word artist who performs under the pseudo name “London Bridgez”. www.londonbridgez.com London Bridgez is a lyricist whose live performance is rooted in spoken word. Her style is Neo-Soul infused Hip Hop music accompanied … Continue reading


Wendy Wallbridge

TEDxSandHillRdWomen, Organizer

Wendy Wallbridge, a strategic and intuitive adviser and pioneer in the coaching field has worked with individuals for over two decades to help them gain clarity of purpose, unlock their power and creativity, and make their mark in the world. … Continue reading

Brandon Weber

Brandon Weber

TEDxSacramentoWomen, Organizer

I like to create things.

Jodi Womack

Jodi Womack

TEDxTopaTopa, Organizer

Usually you’ll find me somewhere in the world sipping on a latte… I created No More Nylons to help business owners figure out all the “do-it-yourself” tools available to promote their own businesses. And No More Nylons sponsors the Women’s … Continue reading


Jon Yeo

TEDxMelbourneWomen, Organizer

An explorer of life, success and happiness. I love sharing ideas about the possibilty that life can always get better. No longer living the corporate life, I now work with entreprenuers and life students all over the world.


Greg York

TEDxMississaugaWomen, Organizer

I have worked in the industry for 25 yrs. Currently, I am the co-founder of a pension/investment consulting firm.


Rebeca Zuniga

TEDxUFMWomen, Organizer

Publicist and Communicator, I have been working in the technology field​​ since 1996, I started working as Computer Sciences teacher to children from 4 to 16 years old. In 1999 I started in the advertising field where I worked as … Continue reading