TEDWomen 2013

13 December 2013
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When TED held the first TEDWomen conference in 2010, the idea raised a lot of grumbly questions. Is it for women only? By women only? Women attend the regular TED conference, so what is the point? The TED organization and its TEDWomen partner, the Paley Center, stood firm: it was an idea they thought worth […]

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What makes BlogHer different

9 August 2011
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I’ve been to three women-targeted conferences, and the first two – Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in 2007 and TEDWomen in 2010 – were so impressive I tempered my expectations for the third, a conference for women bloggers called BlogHer 2011. But BlogHer 2011, which took place last weekend in San Diego, was a special experience, […]

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Preparing for BlogHer 2011

15 July 2011
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I’ve been unemployed – that is to say, 24/7 home-employed – for 10 years. In the first nine years, I made it out for one conference (Maria Shriver’s blockbuster one-day Women’s Conference). In a few weeks, I’ll go to my second conference in nine months: BlogHer, a women’s blogging conference that began in 2005 with […]

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TEDWomen 2010

11 December 2010
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There are conferences, and there is TED. A trip to TED comes with a high price tag and high expectations for a mind-blowing, life-changing experience – no small pressure on the organizers. I was elated to attend the TEDWomen conference in Washington, DC this week, and it did not disappoint.

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