Luvvie Ajayi, in "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable", encourages all of us to be courageous and to speak up when we have something to say, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
Teresa Njoroge's powerful talk on women in prison "What I learned serving time for a crime I didn't commit" explained how she builds bridges connecting the formerly imprisoned to the outside world and vice versa at her nonprofit, Clean Start Kenya.
And one of the highlights of the conference was "An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine".
Leah Chase’s New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb — and it continues to operate in the same spirit today. She shared her wisdom from a lifetime of activism, speaking up and cooking.
Over the past few years, TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world and this year was no exception!