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Knight-Sponsored Ted Women Conference Focuses on Ideas By and About Women

Dec. 6, 2010, 11:14 a.m., Posted by Robertson Adams

Knight Foundation/TEDWomen Conference from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

Knight Foundation is sponsoring this week's TED Women, a conference of ideas by and about women, focusing on how women and girls are reshaping the future. 'The conference is being held this Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

For the event, Knight produced a short video highlighting the extraordinary work women grantees are doing to promote informed and engaged communities. Ory Okolloh, a media innovator and founder of'Ushahidi,'Diana Wells, president of Ashoka, and Emily Zimmern, president of the Levine Museum of the New South are all featured, as are Knight Foundation Vice Presidents'Belinda Lawrence and Paula Ellis, in addition to'Bahia Ramos-Synnott, director, community foundations'and Jessica Goldfin, journalism program associate.

Find out if there is a Ted Women group screening near you.