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What is TEDxWhitehallWomen?

TEDxWhitehallWomen took place at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly on Friday 6th December with an amazing line up of TED talks.

Videos and photos will appear here soon.

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12:00 – 12:30

Registrations, refreshments and networking

12.30 – 12.45

Licencee’s Welcome (Simone Roche)   

Sponsor’s Welcome (Paul Cleal, PWC)

Chair’s Introduction (Hilary Carty)

12:45 – 14:15

Session I: Webcast session from San Francisco

Maysoon Zayid, Comedian writer and activist

Paula Johnson, Women’s health expert

Catalina Escobar, Advocate for teenage mothers

Esta Soler, Violence and abuse prevention expert

Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

Azure Antoinette, Poet

14:15- 14:35

Break and networking

14:35 -16:25

Session II:

Stella Creasy, Rabbits and rabble rousing

Belinda Parmar and Zea Tongeman, Technology has an image problem

Liz Bingham, Necessity is the Mother (Sister, Wife) of invention/innovation

Kirsty Walker, The imposter syndrome - why women shouldn't feel like frauds.

Sue Langley, Anything is possible

Andy Woodfield, Join the Strengths Revolution

Carla Busazi, The Power of Me


Break and networking

16:55- 18:25

Session III:

Servane Mouazan, The XX reinvention of courage.

Sally Muggeridge, Sisterhood

Rachel Bodinham Edwards,  Inventing my own future

Nicholas Pinnock, Tweet tweet

Lara Morgan, Growth acceleration through sweaty knickered self-confidence 

Vanessa Vallely, Only you can define what you will one day become

Elizabeth Linder, Conversational Leadership


London City Singers, all-female acapella barbershop group

18:45 20:00

Thanks, refreshments, networking and departures  

Programme is subject to last minute change

We will also be webcasting from TEDWomen global event in San Francisco including Sheryl Sandberg COO Facebook

See the programme here from the Global event which we will be streaming from 12.45pm

Book your tickets here - sold out please add to waitlist


Minister for Women and Equalities, Helen Grant MP

“Women are proving vital to the engine room of the UK’s economic recovery with more than 13.9m now in work; more than ever before. And, if women were setting up and running new businesses at the same rate as men, there could be one million more women entrepreneurs.

“It’s more vital than ever that we challenge perceptions around the role of women and the barriers that can limit them. That’s why events like TEDxWhitehallWomen are crucial. We need to inspire the next generation to achieve their full potential to ensure that we have more female role models in years to come.”

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TEDxWhitehallWomen will explore the theme ‘Invented Here’ and speakers will be invited to explore how women and girls are reshaping the future.

We’ll hear from women who are innovating in business, social enterprise and government; and women who have re-invented themselves or their organisations. Participants will come away with ideas, inspiration and connections to help them in their personal and professional lives. 

What is TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. 

Here's what some of the delegates had to say about the event:

"Congratulations Ruth and your team on a very successful event. All the ingredients for a successful event came together: great venue, inspirational and authentic speakers, an eclectic group of women open to connecting, sharing, lots of laughter, tears, stories and great food and wine. As we departed a little gift of the handbag holder as a sweet and practical memento. I found the day engaging and inspirational. Thank you."

"I really enjoyed it, very inspirational"

"inspirational and thought-provoking."

See last year's TED talks on our YouTube playlist 



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