I love women. Not in a creepy way, but in a holy-cow-we’re-amazing kind of way. It’s like a girl crush for the entire gender, really. So I am totally thrilled to be attending TEDxSanAntonio’s Women event this Friday, May 29th. The entire event will feature speakers discussing innovative ideas and working through issues that affect women, and society as a whole. If you’ve never heard of TED, the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and talks from the original TED series are some of the most innovative and interesting videos available on the World Wide Web. Speakers have ranged from Bill Clinton to Jane Goodall. Perhaps my favorite TED talk, in true feminist form, is Sheryl Sandberg’s discussion on why we don’t have more female leaders, which you can watch here:
TEDx has now allowed venues all over the world, like San Antonio, to host their own events like the one that will take place at the Eilan Hotel Resort on Friday. The theme this year is Momentum Through The Generations, which is perfect since I’m now raising my own daughters to be a generation of strong women all their own. I fully expect to hear local speakers that will knock my socks off in the true TED style, and I’m looking forward to networking and meeting with other like-minded women (and men!). If you want to join me, you can buy tickets here, but do it quickly because they’re going fast! If you can’t make it to the physical location but still want in on the fun, you can also watch the live stream here. Everything kicks off this Friday at 5 pm and I’m rolling up my sleeves a la Rosie the Riveter just thinking about it! See you there!
P.S. I am attending this event as a member of the media with a press pass. Don’t worry though, all opinions are my own!