TEDxLausanneWomen - 05/12/18 @ SwissTech Convention Center

General Admission TEDxLausanneWomen 2018 Dec. 5 CHF 75.00 Registrations period has ended.

Women all over the world face adversity in various contexts, and people everywhere are challenging the ways in which they’re perceived and treated. Showing Up is about courageous women claiming their right, shining their light, and driving real, meaningful change.

TEDxLausanneWomen will catalyse conversation, provoke reflection and bring inspiration from dynamic and powerful women who are transforming our world today. Together we will celebrate and empower one another to shape a brighter future we all want to be a part of.

We’re showing up. Are you?




Sherin Khankan

Imam, Activist, Author, Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle

Scandinavia’s first female imam and founder of the first female-led mosque in the world, Sherin advocates for combining faith and feminism to inspire change. Author of Women are the Future of Islam, activist and mother of 4, she is also Founder and CEO of The Exitcircle, Denmark's first self-help group combatting psychological violence. Sherin is one of the world’s pioneering women included in the BBC’s 100 Women, and very recently received the Hero Prize, Global Hope Award under UNESCO in New York. She was invited to meet with the French President in March 2018 at the Élysée Palace to shed light on her thoughts on balancing religion and politics. 


Olga Feldmeier

CEO Smart Valor, “Bitcoin Queen”

As CEO of Smart Valor, a Swiss-based blockchain start-up, founding member of the Crypto Valley community, one of Bilanz’s top 10 female blockchain founders and top 100 Digital Shapers in Switzerland, Olga has been aptly coined the ‘Bitcoin Queen’ thanks to her push to better regulate the blockchain industry. As an entrepreneur, mentor and speaker, she is disrupting the banking industry as we know it.


Louise Winter and Anna Lyons

Funeral Director & End of Life Doula, Founders of Life. Death. Whatever. 

Louise and Anna are the founders of Life. Death. Whatever - a revolutionary movement that is redesigning the dialogue around death and dying. Louise is a progressive funeral director and published author with a Death Oscar to her name and Anna is an end-of-life doula who has made it her life’s mission to help those who are living with dying.


Anna Whitehouse & Matt Farquharson

Co-founders of Mother Pukka. Journalists. Authors. Flexible Working Campaigners.

Flexible working pioneers, Anna and Matt have taken a game-changing stand on the way the world works with their #FlexAppeal campaign. They are successfully breaking the outdated 9-5 mould and encouraging more workers and organisations to ask for and trial flexible working. Co-founders of motherpukka.com, the platform for ‘people who happen to be parents’, the parenting duo have also written a Sunday-Times bestselling book called "Parenting the Sh*t out of Life”


Kirstine Stewart

World Economic Forum Executive,  Former VP of  Media for Twitter, Media Expert, Author of Our Turn

An expert in the evolution of content and technology, the first and only female head of CBC and VP of Media for Twitter, and now playing a leading role in information and entertainment at the World Economic Forum, Kirstine is female leadership personified. Her best seller, Our Turn, makes a compelling case for a new style of leadership that women are perfectly placed to fulfill. She is recognized amongst Canadian Business magazine's 'Power 50' and MacLeans Magazine's 'Power List of Canadians'.


Lynzy Lab

Performing Artist, Activist, Educator

The artist behind the sensational viral video “A Scary Time (for Boys), Lynzy is a performer and visual artist and educator who uses her creative work to bring awareness through her art. Her original song landed her several performance opportunities, including a spot on Emmy-award nominated talk-show Jimmy Kimmel Live! She is currently full-time faculty for Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and co-founded The Performing Arts Project, a summer program educating gifted young artists.


Jennah Kriebel,

Scientist. Entrepreneur. Business Strategist. Investment Advisor. Ph.D. 

Self proclaimed “geek” with a Ph.D. in quantum electronics & bio-nanomaterials and a background in global strategy with the Boston Consulting Group, Jennah uses science to understand the interface of new physical and digital technologies with traditional business. As an executive and thought leader, she focuses extensively on strategy, innovation, and emerging technologies. As a role model for girls and women, she focused on inclusive mentorship and leading by example. She has been involved with startups in deep tech now operating at the 100M+ mark, designed an AI-track for SXSW, and built and tested a space-ready medical lab-on-a-chip with NASA.


Honey Thaljieh

Co-founder and Captain of Palestinian Women’s National Football Team, Champion for Peace

As Co-founder and first ever captain of the Palestinian Women’s National Football Team Honey is an advocate for the transformational power of sport to break social and political barriers. She is recognised as a Champion for Peace by the organization, Peace and Sport, and serves as an ambassador for several pro-social sports organizations benefiting thousands of girls and boys throughout the Middle East and beyond.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:00 PM


SwissTech Convention Center
Route Louis-Favre 2
1042 Ecublens
, Switzerland

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