What would a world without exclusion or barriers to women’s success be like?
Just take a look at its founders’ work. Ghada Abdel Al deploys satire to highlight the social pressures put on women. Dana Al-Taji designs abbayas that let women “live their choice.” 65-year-old Fatma Al-Mehelmy declared that speaking out after decades of silencing “was like throwing a pebble in water, which caused ripples and maybe even waves”.
TEDxCairoWomen is gathering such pioneers to realize this world through dialogue. The conversation opened on December 7 at a Cairo conference that brought together a diversity of female Egyptian change-makers as part of a worldwide weekend of women-focused TEDx events. TEDxCW is now exploring how to keep the momentum going through upcoming events.
Its founder, Manal Kelig, said the moment that gave her goose-bumps was “when Dana [Al-Taji] went up to [social entrepreneur] Vivian [Labib Nouer] and said, ‘I think I can use your artists in my designs.’ Empowering them to see how they can support each other in their businesses, that’s why we do this.”
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