10x10’s friends, partners, and participants are woven together over today’s incredible TEDxWomen conference held simultaneously in New York City and Los Angeles. Throughout the day, we’ve been treated to talks, art, and science—all focused on girls’ and women’s engagement and empowerment.
At TEDxWomen NYC, Paley Center leader Pat Mitchell acknowledged 10x10’s Egypt writer Mona Eltahawy. Mona’s recent ordeal in Cairo, when she was detained and injured while covering the Tahrir Square demonstrations, and her thoughtful commentary on the need for a gender revolution in Egypt, continue to inspire women worldwide.
10x10 advisory board member Gayle Tzemach Lemmon started off the day with her usual inspiring insight on how girls and women can change the world. Throughout the morning, speaker after speaker, from Laura Turner Seydel speaking on the environment from LA, to Rachel Simmons talking about girls’ empowerment through sports, to Jennifer Siebel Newsom talking about the responsibility of our global media culture to promote gender equity.
This afternoon we’re still looking forward to Lisa Ling moderating a panel from LA with another inspiring Egyptian woman journalist, Shahira Amin*, *as well as the all-girl science dream team that swept this year’s Google Science Fair.
You did miss the surprise appearance by Barbara Streisand, but Gloria Steinem is coming up soon.
You can still catch the afternoon’s sessions—start now and watch the livestream! It’s great to think about the women and girls watching simultaneously worldwide, all drinking up knowledge, inspiration and ideas to help us all change the world for girls and women.