Four it's fourth conference TEDWomen is channeling the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley, the location of the 2013 conference, to celebrate invention in all its forms. While technology seems to be at the forefront on global discussions surrounding invention and innovation, the conference will also wrestle with solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives.
TEDxBerlin has jumped at the opportunity and is offering it's first ever TEDxBerlinWomen event along with 150 other local TEDx events around the world that are celebrating innovative people in their own communities. During the closed event taking place on December 6th, a livestream will be shared alongside local speaker presentations. TEDxBerlin is excited to be a part of this truly global conversations -- from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul -- celebrating inventors and designers, thinkers and makers, local problem-solvers and global leaders.
We are excited to announce that TEDxBerlinWomen speakers will include passionate and inspirational speakers from multiple different backgrounds. Kerstin Plehwe, a phenomenal communication expert is known for her passion for business leadership based on the values of authenticity, passion and trust. Natasha Mhatre combines the best of two worlds. Her talk on the art and the science of story-telling will highlight the importance of using arts to make sense of science. Ellen Schweizer successfully juggles motherhood and self-employment and will speak about her role as the founder of the social initiative anders Sehen e.V., an organization that is devoted to improving the lives of blind individuals in our society.
The TEDxBerlinWomen event will cover the whole scope of creativity, innovation and inventiveness. A Q and A session with a group of young teenage activists from one of Berlin's schools will shine light on female body image in our society. Finally, the event will be rounded off with a musical performance by rising singer Sandra Amarie, a Guyanese-Torontian based in Berlin.