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TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here happened December 4-6, 2013, in San Francisco -- and at more than 200 TEDxWomen events around the world. Browse @TEDWomen to see live tweets from the conference. 

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The highlights of TEDWomen 2013, in pictures

TEDWomen 2013 brought so many moments of delight. In session 1, Jessica Matthews showed us how a jumprope could generate electricity. In ...

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A troupe of Rwandan drummers, odes to grandmas and laughing at cerebral palsy: A recap of TEDWomen 2013, Session 3

By Kate Torgovnick, Helen Walters and Emily McManus Session 3 of TEDWomen begins with an empty stage. And then: the noise ...

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Ban the word bossy. Sheryl Sandberg lights up TEDWomen 2013

“It’s nice to look out and see so many women. That’s not my norm,” Sheryl Sandberg comments drily ...

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Job jars, synthetic voices and dream catchers: A recap of TEDWomen 2013 session 2

By Helen Walters and Kate Torgovnick TED Fellow Meklit Hadero kicks off the second session of TEDWomen 2013. Her sultry singing, ...

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What is TEDWomen 2013?

TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here channels the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley to celebrate invention in all its forms. Not just technology and things, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives. More than 200 TEDx events around the world will take part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the theme "Invented Here." The result: A conversation celebrating inventors and designers; thinkers and makers; local problem-solvers and global leaders. See the program »

As part of the conference, local TEDxWomen events around the world surfaced and celebrated innovative people in their own communities.

“For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.” — Isabel Allende

“Women have never been as interesting as they are now. Not at any time on this planet have women been so educated, so interesting, so capable.” — Helen Fisher

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