TEDWomen2017 will be a live webcast from the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans and will feature a women’s leadership luncheon (with tables of eight hosted by a local female community leader — you select a lunch table at registration); a special announcement about TEDxGreensboro2018; and an opportunity to tour the Joint School and learn about the nanoscience and nanoengineering programs. The theme for TEDWomen2017 is Bridges – “We build them, we cross them, and sometimes we even burn them…”

TEDxGreensboro TEDWomen 2017 Bridges

At TEDWomen 2017, we will explore the many aspects of this year’s theme through curated TED Talks at a time of deep divides and rising global challenges. We will hear TEDWomen presentations from twenty-seven speakers — entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and activists, thought leaders from business and civil society—bridge builders from around the world.

The webcast is held at JSNN, 2907 East Gate City Blvd.
Tickets range from $22-$37.50.

Choose Your Luncheon Table at Registration

  • Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Guilford County Schools
  • Abby Donnelly, Leadership and retirement planning consultant, Leadership Legacy Group
  • Mona Edwards, Executive coach and consultant, LIFT Coaching and Consulting
  • Jacquie Gilliam, Philanthropy consultant; Co-chair Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan Task Force; Board member at ArtsGreensboro, Weatherspoon Arts Foundation, Eastern Music Festival, and United Way.
  • Robin Hager, Associate Executive Director and Director of Women to Work, Women’s Resource Center
  • Susan Ladd, Opinion columnist, News & Record
  • Ursula Dudley Ogelsby, President/CEO, DudleyQ
  • Kim Record, UNCG Athletic Director and Chair, NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee
  • Susan Shumaker, CEO, Cone Health Foundation
  • Christy Soper, Entrepreneur/founder of Suncierge travel services
  • Cecelia Thompson, Executive Director, Action Greensboro
  • Jacqueline McCracken Wall, Executive Director, Junior Achievement of the Triad
  • Laura Way, President and CEO, Green Hill

Nov. 2 Schedule of Events

  • 8:30 Registration and Coffee
  • 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:30 Session 1: Design
  • 11:00 Refreshments and Conversation
  • 11:45 TEDxGreensboro theme reveal
  • 12:00 Session 2: Connect
  • 1:30 Women’s Leadership Luncheon and Joint School briefings and tours
  • 3:30 Session 3: Suspend
  • 5:00 Adjourn