Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Revolutionizing Female Empowerment: Natalie Panek at TEDxYouth@Toronto



"For me my dream would be to inspire more women into challenging themselves and taking risk to enrol themselves in science and engineering fields." Natalie Panek, Systems Engineer at MDA Space Missions talks about female empowerment, especially in science, technology, and engineering. Women are three times less likely to take a risk than men, but risk is a key part of innovation. Also women who do take risks and innovate are not as well recognized as their counterparts in the entertainment and fashion fields. Natalie reflects on her own experiences and encourages women to have curiosity and take risks in order to innovate.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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