(VIDEO) TEDWomen: Why Girls Rule

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

TEDWomen, the first TED conference geared toward women, was held on the 7th and 8th of December in Washington, D.C. Anthropologists, artists, scientists, soldiers, and inspirational thinkers and changemakers from across the globe spoke about the ways women and girls are shaping the future. 

Here are two TEDWomen talks you may find inspiring.

First up is Halla Tomasdottir. Hailing from Iceland, Halla was instrumental in redesigning her country’s financial system in the wake of a near catastrophe. She discusses the five traditionally "feminine" values she brings to the male-dominated world of financial services.


Second is Tony Porter. Tony is internationally recognized for his efforts to end violence toward women. He makes a call to men everywhere to not "act like a man."


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