Thank you for everyone who joined us on DECEMBER 1, 2012 for:

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We would like to thank our volunteers who made this event possible:

  • Jacqui Terry
  • Lisa McDonald
  • Erica Waugh
  • Kaleigh Eichel
  • Karen Cecile
  • Richelle Hart
  • Kelsey Ainsworth
  • Jessica Grieve
  • Joshua Stiller
  • Jasmine Mangalaseril
  • Lily Lo
  • Lily Viggiano
  • Nicole VandenBrel
  • Jasmine Tong
  • Modesty Sabourin
  • Alisha Karmali
  • Maryam Haseeb
  • Grace Rosien
  • Angela Pause


Event Schedule

Welcome 10 am


The SPACE BETWEEN  Poverty & Plenty
  • Gayle Tzemach Lemmon – TEDxWomen Livestream
  • Malehlohanolo Maleka  - TEDxWomen Livestream
  • Carol Leaman  - TEDxWaterlooWomen Live
The SPACE BETWEEN  Fact & Faith
  • Hyun Kyung Chung –  TEDxWomen Livestream
  • Sister Joan Chittister  - TEDxWomen Livestream
  • Eboo Patel –  TEDxWomen Livestream
  • John Hagelin  - TEDxWomen Livestream
  • Janine di Giovanni  - TEDxWomen Livestream

Lunch 12:30pm


The SPACE BETWEEN  Intellectual Intelligence & Emotional Intelligence
  • Charlotte Beers –  TEDxWomen Livestream
  • Shabana Basij-Rasikh  - TEDxWomen Livestream
  • Elizabeth Monier-Williams –  TEDxWaterlooWomen Live


The SPACE BETWEEN   The Rising
  • Hanna Rosin  - TED
  • Shohini Ghose  - TEDxWaterlooWomen Live
  • Jon Corbin –  TEDxWaterlooWomen Live
  • Erika Napoletano  - TEDxBoulder


We are excited to announce that the  TEDxWaterlooWomen event is taking place on December 1st, 2012.

In classic TED style, we are curating and creating a program to surprise and inspire you.  We are blending a live stream of the main TEDxWomen event happening in Washington, DC and also presenting talks from local women in our community.

TEDxWaterlooWomen is open to everyone — men and women — interested in knowing more about ideas and possibilities that can be found between boundaries and frontiers.

Our theme is shared with TEDxWomen ’s event in Washington DC, “The Space Between,” and continues the conversation about how women are less likely to approach subjects from a black-or-white perspective as they see the grey area in between. Women know that life is lived in the tensions and contrasts and this event seeks to understand nuances, gain the big picture and find the areas where we need more understanding and perhaps even compromise.

When: December 1, 2012   10 am – 4 pm

Purchase Tickets:  Registration is now closed.  The next TEDxWaterloo event is on March 27, 2013.


CIGI Campus Auditorium

CIGI Campus

57 Erb Street West, Waterloo N2L 6C2

Limited free parking: off of Father David Bauer Drive, behind the CIGI Campus building

Lead Organizer:  Elle Pyke  (email)


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About TEDxWaterlooWomen’s speakers:


Carol Leaman

Carol Leaman is a powerhouse in the business world. Before becoming CEO of Axonify Inc., she

was CEO of PostRank Inc., which she sold to Google in June 2011. Carol is active in the community

as a board member of many charitable and for-profit organizations, as well as an advisor to many

technology companies.


Shohini Ghose

Shohini Ghose is an award-winning physicist and a passionate educator, who recently co-authored

the first Canadian introductory astronomy textbook. A driving force behind creating Laurier’s Centre for

Women in Science, Shohini serves as its first director. She is also an Associate Professor of Physics and

Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and is affiliated with the Perimeter Institute.

Elizabeth Monier-Williams 

Elizabeth Monier-Williams manages marketing and communications for MaRS Innovation and its

related spin-off companies in Toronto, Canada. In 2010, she founded The Analytic Eye, a blog about

communications, social media and marketing analysis. Elizabeth writes about start-up marketing,

communications strategy, blogging and social media, cultural analysis, privacy online, the ways

technology is changing higher education, and the evolving relationship between women, men and work.

Jon Corbin

Jon Corbin (The Runaway) is a Canadian hip-hop & spoken word artist with lyrical themes of faith,

love, family, social justice and personal growth. With 10 years of experience in music, The Runaway

holds a wide range of talents including being a radio host, journalist, DJ and spoken word artist. A Wilfrid

Laurier University alumnus and long-time radio host of the campus radio station, Jon is no stranger to

the Waterloo Region. Now a high school teacher in Oakville, Jon continues his positive message,

meaningful music and artful spoken word performances across Ontario.


Here is the list of speakers at the TEDxWomen event in Washington, DC.

Emcee for TEDxWaterlooWomen:


Julia Rosien is the founder and Chief Idea Officer of SocialNorth, a social media strategist firm as well as founder and owner of GoGirlfriend, a travel-based website for women. Julia serves on various boards of directors and is 2012 president for Withit.org, a non-profit organization for women in the home and furnishings industries. Not surprisingly, she’s been named one of the most influential women in social media and was a nominee for the Roger’s 2011 Women of the Year celebration.



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