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February 28, 2020 0

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🔺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: I feel that the conversation should no longer make so much of a difference between man and women, as this turns actually against us and can be perceived as positive discrimination. In our country at least, given the history, the differences are rather ancestral and not perceived as such in what regards the women’s voices or roles in professional life. I would dare to say that we are quite the opposite, having rather large numbers of successful women in very senior roles and we cannot be compared with the business environment across the ocean.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: The differences should be accommodated, as we try to accommodate and understand different cultures, mentalities, I see the same need for empathy in what regards other differences between us, not only related to men and women.

🔺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: When thinking about accommodating differences, empathy plays a central role in the different approaches from man and women, consequently, I believe that this should and is already adding value in all interactions: professionally or socially and will probably prove a growing impact in social causes as well.

🔺Q: What is the story you would say today about women?
🗣A: I would say that we came a long way, but we should rather focus on normality now than on outlining differences.

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February 27, 2020 0

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🔺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: I definitely see more powerful speeches. With fewer curtains to embellish it which is beautiful. I see more intricate topics being brought to the attention which moves the conversation from black and white kind of verdicts (it should be like this or like that) to a more nuanced conversation about women. It is true that we are still in the digital bubble, however, if we hadn’t had this social networks means of communication we wouldn’t have gotten this far. I enjoy seeing more men in the conversation as active speakers because I believe that rooms (be they virtual or actual rooms) full of just women will not actually make the difference. Speaking truths to blank walls won’t tear them down. People coming together will.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: Positive examples. And less extremism. Excess is never a solution in my opinion. I do believe we should flood the public space with more conversation about women especially in countries like Romania, however, the centerpiece should be positive relatable examples of normality. We still have to discuss domestic violence, single mothers, pay gaps, sexual education and all other topics we avoid as they’re not “suitable” for public spaces. They never will be if we don’t address them properly.

🔺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: I believe the glue is common sense and the patience to explain and advocate for change over and over again. We are, in general, patient and persistent. Which is probably the most important feature that helped us score wins in this endeavor. I have a friend I really admire who told me once that “if I have to be the awful one in the room for always pointing out abusive situations or unfair moments, then so be it. I’ll do it until I don’t have to anymore”. Which is remarkable and shows great strength. It’s not easy to feel you have to prove you’re worth it, when you should only prove you’re better.

🔺 Q: What is the story you would say today about women? 
🗣A: It’s very hard to find that one story to empower millions. I wish I had that recipe. So I’d rather not pick a topic but insist on the other particularities of the story. On the fact that it should be a never-ending one and that is should always be a balanced one. It shouldn’t be about one woman or about one plot, it should be about all of us, it should be energetic, fresh and very well-argued with facts, numbers and logic.

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February 25, 2020 0

We end Women March Together in a creatively stylish way. This year, Qreator is our Creativity Partner and host of March 7th Afterparty, curated by Molecule F founder Mirela Bucovicean and TEDxBucharestSalon speaker Andreea Georgescu.

➡️ Good vibes on – warming up with disco & funk music by IORGA (Vinyl, Rum, Tapas & Wine)
➡️ Welcome words by TEDxBucharest team.
➡️ Stand-up moment by Andreea Georgescu
➡️ Special guest: Mr. Jurjak.

Keep an eye on Qreator’s Facebook event!

Open doors: 7 PM, March 7th

Access is permitted exclusively for 18+ based on the TEDxBucharestSalon conference badge.

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February 25, 2020 0

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🔺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: There would be numerous changes in the conversation about women’s voice and role in the world, but in order to be concise, I would emphasize that we are no longer in the age of Plato, who allegedly thanked the Gods for being born Greek and not barbarian, free and not slave, male and not female […], even if, sadly, from time to time, such a paraphrase is still being reported.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?

🗣A: I agree with the position of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that says ”women need to be listened to better”, not strengthened, as strengthening involves at least two parties in which one has the capacity to give, to offer power, making the other party inherently poor, weak or ignorant. It may also suggest that, in a paternalistic approach, one party knows what is best and what is right, and how much must be given to the other. 

If we are to speak about gender equality, it is not the attribute of men to strengthen the women, for this shows a highly unbalanced relation between men and women. It goes the same way for policymakers and for society, for women serve as policymakers and women are part of the society. The key would be to better listen to women.

 

🔺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: I think that the answer to the question of what it is the glue that links women together to create a better, more conscious world lies in the question itself, for it clearly presents the key-points: women together for the world, better, more conscious, and, as I see it, the most important point – women as creators.

Even if it is widely known and, shamefully, sometimes vulgarized, I consider that women are true creators of life, for they carry life and they give life. Women are conscious about themselves and by expressing themselves they continue to march together, for only women truly know what they want and what they need. All in all, as I see it, the glue that links women is consciousness. Women are conscious creators.

🔺 Q: What is the story you would say today about women? 

🗣 A: I remember my years as a medical student when I took part at the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations General Assembly, I think it was Canterbury (UK), August 2007, when we had a workshop held by a representative of Médecins sans frontiers MSF (Doctors Without Borders). The person in charge, whose name, unfortunately, I do not recall, was a lovely lady in her mid-40s and she worked as a doctor. She had been with MSF for more than two decades and she told us stories that could easily be turned into movies. As this would have not been enough, two of her fingers from the same hand – again, I do not recall, but I think it was her left hand – were amputated due to a wound in a war theatre. ”As per normal”, she said, ”I’m happily married with children” and laughed, ”and [this has] not stopped me from doing what I like and be wherever [in the world] I feel I am needed and I can help”.

I have nothing left to say except to stress I am, I like, I feel, I can.

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February 25, 2020 0

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🔺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: We added fun to the discourse. Cheers to female comedians, podcast hosts and other humorous content creators! Working on improving the world while giggling is so much more pleasant.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: Educate today’s children to be kind, brave and in touch with their emotions.

🔺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: Empathy – being connected to the feelings and especially the vulnerabilities of others around.

🔺 Q: What is the story you would say today about women? 
🗣A: The stronger we are, the more feminine we are.

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February 25, 2020 0

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🔺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: Dacă luăm în considerare țările care nu au regimuri fundamentaliste, trăim categoric în cea mai bună lume posibilă pentru femei din întreaga istorie. Desigur, când spun cea mai bună lume nu mă refer la faptul că suntem sunt mai fericite, asta nu avem cum să o măsurăm comparativ. Ci la faptul că niciodată în istorie noi, ca femei, nu am fost mai libere, nu am avut mai mult acces la cultivarea și dezvoltarea propriilor înzestrări, nu am avut o voce care să conteze cultural, civic și politic pe cât avem acum. Toate aceste “miracole” ale libertății și drepturilor s-au petrecut treptat, în ultima sută de ani.

Practic, până acum un veac femeile au trăit în preistorie. Au fost considerate doar anexe îngrijitoare ale celor care aveau acces la facerea istoriei. Nici libertatea nici drepturile nu au fost daruri ale sorții sau ale înțelepciunii istoriei. Ele au fost și sunt o cucerire treptată, încărcată de mari sacrificii: excludere, izolare, detenție, persecuție, moarte. Este o mare ingratitudine ca noi să nu știm nimic despre feministele care și-au pus reputația, libertatea și viața în joc pentru ca generațiile fiicelor, nepoatelor și
strănepoatelor lor să se bucure cu nepăsare că au libertate și drepturi, considerând că nimic nu e mai normal.

🔺Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣A: Intrarea noastră în istorie (mai generalizat, aproximativ acum 70 de ani) a însemnat intrarea în acces la orice formă de educație, la orice nivel, la orice fel de profesii, la proprietate, la vot, la participare și implicare politică. Cu alte cuvinte, dacă vrem să măsurăm realizările femeilor în istorie, cu excepții, ar cam trebui să căutăm mai degrabă în ultimii 30-40 de ani. Este impresionant, totuși. Am moștenit o lume care s-a conturat la nivel public, în cultură, economie, știință, politică, tehnologie, ca proiecție și realizare bărbătească. Este o lume copleșitoare, adesea admirabilă, impresionantă, uneori crudă și excesiv de conflictuală. Este lumea pe care o percepem, în care trăim, despre care învățăm. Mintea noastră este în mare setată după patternurile și valorile ei. Ca să putem să sperăm că această lume va reflecta și chipul experiențelor, intereselor și
ideilor femeiești, și că femeile sunt cu adevărat libere, există câteva cerințe minimale:

Cred că cea primară este următoarea: Femeile nu trebuie să mai fie tratate vreodată cu un pumn în gură. O luăm în două sensuri: să nu fie distruse prin violență fizică și să nu fie distruse prin violență morală și intelectuală (umilire, dispreț, denigrare,
desconsiderare). Pumnul în gură poate să fie pus și simbolic, prin urmare mult mai subtil: ele nu sunt acolo unde se iau hotărâri de interes profesional, politic etc.

🔺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: Termenul: women march together este foarte bun, conține o bogăție de sensuri. Cel mai direct se referă la a fi în marș, cu alte cuvinte, angajate pe un drum. Că acest drum este, în principal, construcția lor. Marșul nu este solitar, ci solidar. Aceste fapt în sine este impresionant, istoric vorbind. Femeile nu au avut o tradiție de solidaritate în spațiul public, echivalentă a fraternității masculine. Termenul suroritate pare o invenție forțată. În realitate nu este invenție și cu atât mai puțin nu este forțată. Acest marș (drum, cale) este pentru cauze la care femeile aderă liber așa cum și bărbații au aderat la cauzele lor
în spațiul public. Așa cum aderăm și astăzi, femei și bărbați, la cauze în care credem și pentru care ne depășim comoditatea interesului exclusiv față de noi, familiile noastre și colegii noștri. Un alt sens evident se referă la semnificația lunii în care ne aflăm: Martie, cu deosebire a zilei de 8 Martie: ziua internațională a drepturilor femeilor. Anul acesta se împlinesc 111 ani de când a fost pentru prima oară sărbătorită printr-un imens marș al femeilor la New York.

Pot crea femeile o lume ceva mai umană decât cea pe care au găsit-o atunci când au început să scape de regimul patriarhal de putere și să conteze cu adevărat în Agora? Eu cred că da, însă nu necondiționat. Pe scurt: nu vom crea o lume mai umană dacă vom adopta modelul conflictualist și dacă vrem să îi dominăm alți oameni sau natura. Aceste modele au deja exerciții multimilenare. Eu nu cred că femeile le sunt superioare bărbaților, nici să bărbații sunt superiori femeilor. Există însă ceva anume care ne dă nouă un anume avantaj față de modelul tradițional: extinderea eticii grijii din spațiul privat în cel public. Lumea care vine după noi nu este alcătuită dintr-o sumă de indivizi mai mult sau mai puțin străini de care nu suntem obligați să ne pese. Ci este o lume în care fiecare dintre cei care vin sunt fiii și fiicele altor femei, la fel ca și noi. Experiența (fie ea și doar potențială) a faptului de a da viață este punctul de plecare al intuiției morale că trăim în comunitatea umană și în cea biotică deopotrivă și că nu suntem posibili fără ele. Prin urmare, este foarte posibil să evităm semnificativ modelele de distrugere și exploatare în favoarea celor de creștere și ocrotire. Există clar și rezultate vizibile în acest sens. Democrațiile consolidate, mult mai paritare ca reprezentare a ideilor și intereselor femeilor, sunt lumi care evită războaiele, fac strategii de diminuare a polarizării sociale, au politici de implicare a statului în creșterea copiilor și îngrijirea vârstnicilor, au legi și politici de prevenire și sancționare a tuturor tipurilor de violențe, au politici bune de mediu și fac tot ce pot pentru dreptatea intergenerațională. Prin
urmare, lumea noastră este deja prezentă. Este însă mult prea restrânsă.

🔺 Q: What is the story you would say today about women? 
🗣A: My story will be named like this. Where did we start and where are we now, or what do we owe feminism?

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February 19, 2020 0

Episode 4 is inspired by World Social Justice Day (February 20th) and takes us behind the insights of one of the most important journalists and activists for humanity. Alex & his team from Romania, te iubesc! turned the famous TV show into a manifesto media product. Committed to his mission, Alex works on various investigations for a greater good, digging deep into the unknown to expose the hidden truths of our society.

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

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February 17, 2020 0

In the spirit of always expanding our community of young TEDsters, we are launching the Student Pass for TEDxBucharestSalon – Women March Together. We are all starting something new at this very moment: a new decade for the TEDxBucharest community, a new university semester, new ideas, thus a new inspiration to march throughout this year.

So come on, get your colleagues, squad or crew and join us on March 7th at Auditorium Pallady.

To get the 25 euro/ ticket students dedicated offer, we need to see you are currently attending an academic institution. Give a valid student ID and will give you a promo code and our ❤️ in return (🎁 24 hours via email).

This is how we do it! ➡️ Fill the form!

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February 17, 2020 0

Many of you keep asking us for more details about TEDxBucharestSalon – Women March Together, our speakers and performers. We heard you! 📻
So we’re starting this short Q&A dedicated to you, fellow TEDsters. First one with Lucia, enjoy, comment or share.
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🔺 Q: What are the changes you see in the conversation about women’s voices in the world?
🗣 A: I feel like the conversation is finally being led by women, which is exactly how I feel things need to be. The narrative of women’s role is our narrative, so why should anybody else write it but us? The only downside is that this change is only visible in places of privilege, such as the one my opinion comes from.

🔺 Q: What still needs to be done?
🗣 A: Encouraging girls to know their worth and to speak up from a very young age, even more than we are doing it now. Making sure girls and young women have the opportunity to choose education as a path anywhere in the world.

🔺 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: Empathy, respect and a deep understanding of what the many forms of wrongdoing and oppression can look and feel like. There’s no such thing as fixing the future if you don’t understand the past and the present.

🔺 Q: What is the story you would say today about women?
🗣 A: A positive, powerful and hopeful story. A story about trust, teamwork and overcoming all types of obstacles.

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February 13, 2020 0

UP your gift game with TEDxBucharest spring experience! We have the best idea for HER gift!

With the upcoming holidays just around the corner, we know what’s on your mind: what’s the perfect present for HER in 2020. We challenge you to flip the script. Don’t just buy a present — choose the TEDxBucharest spring experience!

Tickets’ price will go up at midnight! Make sure you get the best deal!

Who is HER?

  • your partner
  • your BFF
  • your mother
  • your daughter
  • your boss
  • your colleagues
  • anyone you care deeply about

Why?

  • Because IT’S about HER: we put women at the forefront with the event theme being Women March Together.
  • Because it’s a more personal, thoughtful, inspiring and contemporary experience.
  • Because the memories she’ll get will last forever. A TEDxBucharest event is a snapshot in time with the greatest ideas and just about the right people to lift her UP.
  • Because scientists say so. Enter hedonic adaptation. It’s the idea that no matter how good a gift makes us feel initially, that feeling begins to fade as the object becomes part of our daily lives. The happiness you get from doing or receiving anything decreases if it becomes routine or expected. Which is why giving an experience really stands out.
  • Because it’s more eco-friendly and socially conscious than buying material stuff. We’re reducing our carbon footprint from one event to another.
  • Because you’re encouraging her to invest time in building a stronger, more imaginative HER. Show her you care.

At Women March Together, she’ll enjoy a strong and inspiring combo:

  • Half a day of ideas worth spreading and intense conversations on: business, wellbeing, physical and mental health, creativity, music, civic and community empowerment, professional and personal development, women in tech, body image, sex, life, vulnerability and strength.
  • The famous TEDxBucharest event experience.
  • A special evening cocktail party hosted by Qreator (surprises included as well).
  • Meeting new like-minded people and getting that perfect event photo to share online.

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