07
DEC
2011

Following last year’s inaugural TEDWomen conference, with speakers including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, media mogul Ted Turner, and Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, The Paley Center for Media continued the discourse through a bi-coastal TEDxWomen conference on December 1st, World AIDS Day.

“The conference will capture a striking moment in our history, when women and girls are being recognized as architects of change across all areas of life and work: shaping new solutions to global challenges, forging new directions for their families and communities, unlocking greater potential for economic growth, public health and education, and creating greater prosperity and peace.” - Betsy Scolnik, Curator for TEDxWomen

Dr. Piya Sorcar was invited to speak on TeachAIDS for World AIDS Day. Her talk was part of the “Reimagine” session, focusing on innovate ways in which women and men are viewing and shaping our world through science, art, and politics. Other speakers and hosts for this year’s event included Jane FondaLisa LingDr. OzGloria Steinem, and Barbra Streisand.

Held live at the Paley Center in New York City and Los Angeles, the event was simultaneously broadcast to more than 100 TEDxWomen satellite conferences around the world.

Video of Talk – Teaching Taboo Topics to Save Lives


TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDxWomen was hosted by The Paley Center for Media, and took a curated look at women through the lens of change agent, intellectual innovator, and idea champion.