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March 13, 2020 0

Our 12th annual event is in the making. It’s time. Let’s turn the tide on climate!

2020 is the year for COUNTDOWN – a bold new initiative from TED to transform our cities and create a sustainable world for future generations. Countdown is about involving everyone to take action in response to the global climate crisis: politicians, CEOs, activists, celebrities, and citizens both young and old. Countdown is TED’s most global activation yet! TEDxBucharest is joining as part of TED and TEDx extended family.

2 days of talks, collaboration and commitments that we can track together, learn from and build on. The goal isn’t chit-chat. The goal is action. From everyone.

When: October 9th-10th

Where: To be announced asap

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March 11, 2020 0

Episode 6 brings off stage inspo with Mihai Toader Pasti, Co-founder and CEO @EFdeN | Co-Founder & Strategist @energiaTa. Mihai believes in social change through smart design—incorporating architecture, design, engineering and sustainability. Someday he aims to create the best homes in the world while improving cities and communities. Learn drive, dedication, real sustainability + more in the special interview behind the scenes.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer.
Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican

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March 9, 2020 0

As we are leaving behind Women March Together day, ripples of what we learned and shared together will continue over the next weeks, maybe months. Women March Together was our collective celebration that went beyond a spring tradition. We are now marching towards a more positive and inspiring outlook on the present and future of women.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, we’ll be uploading the event photos in the next few days.

LET’S WALK 2020 FORWARD!

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March 6, 2020 0

💔 News: Unfortunately, due to coronavirus imposed flight restrictions, Flavia Richardson will not be able to join us anymore on our stage. We’re very sad to be in this situation, as Flavia had put a lot of work into her speech and was so excited to join us. Nevertheless, the situation is beyond her or our control. And we must all acknowledge, respect and understand this.

We’re so sad about this, but we’ll see her surely at our next events!

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March 6, 2020 0

Don’t forget, tickets still available for March 7th! Buy yours NOW!

🔺Q: What is the change you see / what are the changes you see in the conversation about women’s voice/role in the world?
🗣A: Now more than ever we are seeing women entrepreneurs and women in finance joining forces in creating grassroots initiatives to support themselves. Having evidence of why diversity is good for business, makes change possible across sectors and development stage. We are a lot better at communicating the benefits of diversity.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: Everything starts with education and knowledge sharing in my view. Our ecosystems need more people to come together and share their experiences with one another and design programs that help address the challenges women entrepreneurs and women if other professions have in a collaborative way. The fact that we still need dedicated funding initiatives to support women go into entrepreneurship that will remain for many years to come, in my view, we can resolve quite a lot with just equipping entrepreneurs with the toolkit they require to build high-growth businesses.

🔺Q: With regards to our event theme, Women March Together, what is the glue that links us women to create a better, more conscious world?
🗣A: We are all together in this and we have shared experiences even if we are thousands of miles apart. Leaning on one another and sharing this understanding its something that we are just starting to do now in our generation. I think it is the most important thing that we can do as women to ensure that future generations will have a better experience in entrepreneurship and beyond.

🔺Q: What is the story you would say today about women?
🗣A: I would like to share a story about women in entrepreneurship and women in finance and how their destinies are interlinked. The future that they imagine and work on designing together today will determine the success of many generations of entrepreneurs and investors alike. It is the story about encouraging us to work together, share more and think about why this is the best time to start changing, and maybe that change is us.

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March 6, 2020 0

Don’t forget, tickets still available for March 7th! Buy yours NOW!

🔺Q: What is the change you see / what are the changes you see in the conversation about women’s voice/role in the world?
🗣A: Thanks to Social Media now we have platforms where any message can be heard. Good or bad, constructive or superficial. Or too superficial sometimes. But as we get to be our own curators of content, Social Media changes the narrative and we can all be part in real society changes, from equal payments to sex scandals and climate change, to name a few. Social Media helped Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young democrat representative, to become a rock star celebrity in the US and “forced” the younger generations to pay attention to what politicians are doing and how this may affect their lives. Last year, Finland decided to name their youngest prime minister ever, a 34 yo woman, who appointed more women in her cabinet. And she’s also the world’s youngest serving leader. I remember I felt very proud about her and reminded me about myself (I’m not the prime minister at Finland. yet), who I was appointed a manager at the age of 23 and was asked not to talk about my age in official meetings because I was way too young for such a position.

Finally, capabilities are more important nowadays than any other requirement. Then there is the role model that Jacinda Arden offers from New Zealand, constantly showing that a country can also be run with a sharp mind and a kind heart. Women are now present in every structure that’s deciding the future and are constantly proving there’s always room for intelligent people and fresh perspectives. Places where it doesn’t matter the gender, but what you can do. And that’s the most important part, in my perspective.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: With this focus on women empowerment and gender equality, I think we should also talk about the risk of radicalization. There should be a measure in everything, a balance, and like my old Russian friend Gorki put it – “the measurement of any civilization can be seen in its attitude towards women”. A couple of years ago, I was at a gala dinner in Sydney and I was the only woman seated at the table together with 9 men. None of them offered to pour wine into my glass so I did it myself. Then, the guys next to me asked me to pour in their glasses too. I was appalled. How come? This would never happen in Europe, sometimes neither in the US. But their answer was simple – “can’t you pour it? Do you have a problem? You wanted gender equality, this is it”. Yes, I want gender equality, but I also want to be treated as a woman. Chivalry should not die.

🔺Q: With regards to our event theme, Women March Together, what is the glue that links us women to create a better, more conscious world?
🗣A: Openness. An open mind can open any world and any prejudices. When we start to notice the ceiling we created with our own thoughts and patterns, that’s the moment when we can change anything.

🔺Q: What is the story you would say today about women?
🗣A: I was born in 1985, right at the border between communism and democracy. I feel lucky and grateful I was born in a time and in a country where I am free to do whatever I want to. That’s the greatest freedom: to have the feeling you can do anything. Here you can easily access education. Here it doesn’t matter if you are a boy or a girl, it only matters what you want to do. And how much time you are willing to invest in your dreams. I strongly believe we create our own opportunities so I would like to tell a story about courageous women who were brave enough to try different paths in their lives. To leave “what if” behind and transform it in “I will do it”. Because there is nothing that can stand against the human will. Or to put it in another perspective, if it’s not working, at least we’re going to have a good story to tell, something to laugh at.

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March 3, 2020 0

Episode 5 is inspired by World Wildlife Day (March 3rd) and takes us behind the insights of one of the most well-known environmentalists and high altitude climbers in the world. For him, “climbing mountains Outside is climbing mountains Inside“. “We are the custodians of this planet, not its owners, and the role of being a custodian comes with great responsibility”, he says. This and much more in the special interview behind the scenes.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer.
Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican

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March 2, 2020 0

We want to be as inclusive as possible and make your TEDxBucharest experience a memorable one.
So this March 7th, we are accommodating an innovative and creative Playground at Auditorium Pallady.
A specially designed space with modular shapes and a labyrinth for kids aged up to 8 y.o. and created by partners Uplay and Tzitzipoc.

🧩 Activities:

1️⃣ Meet Tzitzi & Poc: 2 PM – 2:50 PM
2️⃣ Slime workshop: 3 PM – 3:50 PM
3️⃣ Dance and free movement: 4 PM – 4:50 PM
4️⃣ Building workshop: 5 PM – 5:50 PM
5️⃣ Reuse old objects workshop: 6 PM – 6:50 PM

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March 1, 2020 0

Don’t forget, tickets still available for March 7th! Buy yours NOW!

🔺Q: What is the change you see / what are the changes you see in the conversation about women’s voice/role in the world?
🗣A: The woman’s new role is to be a community facilitator, nurturing communication across generations, hierarchic levels, and systems, and building communities as the new ingredient of organizations, not just internally but also externally, by engaging clients in decisions.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: Romania is years behind western countries and we need to address many areas, from domestic violence to lacking options after maternity leave. In the corporate and entrepreneurial environment, women need to have in place specific helping tools in order to manage the multiple mixes of roles from mother to wife and great employee. There is no way a woman can balance well all she has to do, without help from its employers. Ideas like nursing places next to the office, short work days until the baby is two years old, having 2 coupling moms for the same role, for women with young kids and also special flexibility for mothers of kids with special needs, all these should be implemented sooner rather than later.

🔺Q: With regards to our event theme, Women March Together, what is the glue that links us women to create a better, more conscious world?
🗣A: The glue is the woman’s constant search for love, in everything she does.

🔺Q: What is the story you would say today about women?
🗣A: Keep learning and get educated on all areas of life. Mentor young women who have a great opportunity to become true leaders for the communities of the future.

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February 29, 2020 0

Don’t forget, tickets still available for March 7th! Buy yours NOW!

🔺Q: What is the change you see / what are the changes you see in the conversation about women’s voice/role in the world?
🗣A: Women’s voice is stronger and stronger in all environments, including business. In organizations, women are present at all levels and they are making their way up to the boardroom. What women bring to the table is a more altruistic approach, a more empathic way of understanding the world and the human side and a sort of work hard and play hard philosophy.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: From my practice of working with hundreds of women in important positions in corporations or entrepreneurs, I see that there is still room to lift up more and more the “glass ceiling” of own limitations, of feelings such as “not being good enough”, of compensations mechanisms such as “I need to do all, by myself at any price”.

🔺Q: With regards to our event theme, Women March Together, what is the glue that links us women to create a better, more conscious world?
🗣A: In my opinion, women have great strength, namely self-awareness. This is an important internal compass that helps them grow and contribute to a better place everywhere they are.

🔺Q: What is the story you would say today about women?
🗣A: I would tell a story about how our own fears and anxieties are the very ingredient for our career advancement and success, but also can be the very cause for our derailments. My pitch is about self-awareness and moderation.

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