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25 WOW! Women Rocked TED Global 2014 #TEDWomen

Pia ManciniI’ve been a TEDster for almost a decade, and have had the good fortune of attending TED Global not once but twice. Lucky me!

As a feminist, I also advocate for more women on TED and TEDx stages worldwide.

For the past several years before each TED and TED Global conference I’ve compiled a list of the amazing women speakers who will take the stage. Women like Pia Mancini, a democracy activist pictured at left, who will speak at TED Global 2014.

Here are links to past lists:

I’ve also created a list of 300+ TED talks by amazing TED women. It’s here.

Here’s the list of 25 AMAZING women to grace and rock the TED Global 2014 stage in Rio de Janeiro:

 1) Marie Arana, Biographer and literary critic

Marie Arana: Home Page
Marie Arana (@aranama) | Twitter
Marie Arana – Library of Congress


2) Danay Suarez, Singer / songwriter

Danay Suarez – YouTube
Danay Suarez | Official Music, Photos, Videos & Show Dates
Danay Suarez (@DanaySuarez) | Twitter



3) Zeynep Tufekei, Techno-sociologist

technosociology | our tools, ourselves
Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep) | Twitter
zeynep (@techsoc) | Twitter
Zeynep Tufekci – Authors – The Atlantic
Zeynep Tufekci — Medium

4) Pia Mancini, Democracy activist

Pia Mancini
pia mancini (@piamancini) | Twitter
Pia Mancini |



5) Alessandra Orofino, Political mobilization activist

Alessandra Orofino – Purpose

alessandra orofino (AlexaOrofino) on Twitter

Alessandra Orofino – Huffington Post




6) Taiye Selasi, Author

Taiye Selasi

Taiye Selasi (@taiyeselasi) | Twitter

Taiye Selasi on discovering her pride in her African roots


7) Severine Auteserre, Peace and conflict researcher

Séverine Autesserre | Department of Political Science

The Trouble with the Congo Local Violence and the Failure



8) Doreen Khoury, Grassroots peace worker

Doreen Khoury

Doreen Khoury (@doreenkhoury) | Twitter

Doreen Khoury | Conciliation Resources

9) Charmian Gooch, Anti-corruption activist

Global Witness – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charmian Gooch (@charmian) | Twitter

TED Prize Winner Charmian Gooch Announces Global



10) Ameena Gurig-Fakim, Biodiversity scientist

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim -UPMC – University Pierre and Marie

 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (@aguribfakim) | Twitter

GURIB-FAKIM, Ameenah (Prof. Ms.)


11) Joanna Wheeler, Social change advocate

Joanna Wheeler – UTSC Blog Site – University of Toronto

Joanna Wheeler on involving the world’s poorest citizens in

12) Grimanesa Amoros, Interdisciplinary artist

Grimanesa Amoros

Grimanesa Amoros (@grimanesaamoros) | Twitter

Grimanesa Amorós – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



13) Ana Tijoux, Singer / songwriter

Ana Tijoux – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ana / anita tijoux (@anatijoux) | Twitter

 Why rapper Ana Tijoux won’t be a sex object for her music


14) Ilona Szabo de Carvalho, Policy reformer

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho | Global Commission on Drug Policy

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho – Instituto Igarape

Robert Muggah and Ilona Szabo de Carvalho – Canadian


15) Melissa Fleming, Voice for refugees

Interview with Ms. Melissa Fleming, UNHCR Spokesperson

Melissa Fleming (@melissarfleming) | Twitter

Melissa Fleming – Huffington Post


16) Wendy Freedman, Astronomer

Wendy Freedman, world-leading astronomer, joins

Wendy L. Freedman – Huffington Post

Wendy Freedman | CIFAR


17) Elizabeth Pisani, Author

Elizabeth Pisani – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elizabeth Pisani (@ElizabethPisani) | Twitter

Ternyata – Public Health Consultancy



18) Sipho Moyo, Africa advocate

Dr. Sipho Moyo | ONE

Sipho S. Moyo (@Sipho_ONEAfrica) | Twitter

Dr. Sipho Moyo – Huffington Post


19) Teresa Corcao, Chef and heritage food educator

Senior Fellow: Teresa Corção – Synergos

Teresa Corção | Ashoka – Innovators for the Public

Teresa Corção, ecochef: ‘O orgânico é a cenoura de


20) Isabel Hoffmann, Food technology entrepreneur

Isabel Hoffmann | TellSpec’s CEO

Isabel Hoffmann (@IsabelHoffmann_) | Twitter

Isabel Hoffmann – ideacity


21) Juliana D’Agostini, Pianist



22) Khalida Brohi, Women’s rights activist and entrepreneur

Khalida Brohi | MIT Media Lab

Khalida Brohi (@KhalidaBrohi) | Twitter

Sughar Empowerment Society


23) Juana Molina, Musician



24) Kimberly Motley, International litigator

About Motley Legal

kimberley motley (@kcymotley) | Twitter

US Lawyer Works To Change The Afghan Legal System : NPR



25) Ruslana, Singer and activist

Singer-Activist Ruslana: ‘Do Everything’ to Avert War in

Ruslana (@RuslanaOfficial) | Twitter

Ukraine’s Ruslana, the voice of the people – The Globe and



Susan Macaulay created and curates SheQuotesMy Alzheimer’s Story,  Amazing Women, and Succeed With Susan. She is a feminist, global citizen, lifelong learner and the author of Everyday Feminine Wisdom and soon-to-be-published “the dogs’ breakfast.”