Momentum. (n) The strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes.
As human beings, we were made to move. Designed to be in a continuous state of motion, our minds and bodies are defined by ideas that create momentum in how we live, think, and work.
Exploring the theme that every change begins with momentum is the first-ever edition of TEDxGatewayWomen2015 being organized on May 29th, in Mumbai. Taking the cue from the global TEDWomen2015 program on May 27-29, in Montery, CA, TEDxGatewayWomen2015 will put the spotlight on the power of women as ambassadors of change, from small, local solutions to big, global movements.
YourStory is a Media Partner for TEDxGatewayWomen2015
Guided by the renowned global TED format, the event will bring together an impressive line up of women speakers on one platform for talks ranging from 12-14 minutes each. From the Canadian artist who will take the audience on a journey of past, present and future and the dancer whose moves cured her cancer, to the farmer seeking to empower low-income groups through economic activity, and the publisher who will talk about how one idea that comes out of curiosity can brighten up the world for many, the day-long conference will focus on the unique way in which women contribute to global change and thus help reshape the future.
Some of the speakers include Reemaben Nanavaty a Padma Shri awardee who will be sharing her stories of work, on empowering two million women to overcome poverty calling it ‘Doosri Azadi’. Deepika Bharadwaj is another speaker who will discuss on the true sense of equality and Aditi Gupta of the Menstrupedia fame.
As staunch supporters of the idea that the world needs more platforms for inspiring women to be heard, and encouraged, we at YourStory are happy to partner with TEDxGatewayWomen2015 to bring our readers exclusive coverage of the event, and stories of the inspiring speakers.
We’re also giving five of our readers an opportunity to win a free pass for the event. TEDxGatewayWomen curates its audience to select a diverse group of people who can contribute meaningfully to the conversation. Just like the selection of diverse speakers from across several disciplines, you could be part of an audience comprising change agents from the fields of politics, sciences, technology, creativity, banking & finance, industry, philanthropists, government, arts, and medicine, etc.
To win a pass, simply write in and tell us ‘Which woman speaker are you looking forward to hearing the most?’ In other words, from the speaker lineup, whose story inspires you the most?
Send your entries here.
For a complete list of the speakers, click here.
Date and Time: May 29th, 2015 – 1PM onwards
Venue: Tata Theatre at NCPA, Mumbai
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