• Joey Adler

    Joey Adler

    As individuals we have infinite power. Imagine the power when a collective of individuals get together. Social Responsibility is not an obligation it is not a responsibility it is a profound privilege.

  • Pascale Pageau

    Pascale Pageau

    Women in the workplace has been the norm for decades now. However, in some traditionally male dominated workplaces, has the business environment changed sufficiently to accommodate our challenges and our realities? Is it possible to shape our workplaces differently to meet our needs: work-family balance, returning to work after a long absence or just simply the desire to do things differently? Let’s create our own environments so that we can move towards a better future both ourselves and for society as a whole.

  • What is TEDx?

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@Montreal, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouthMontreal event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

  • What is TEDxMontrealWomen?

    The TEDxMontrealWomen event challenges each and everyone of us, as members of society, to question and define our values and beliefs in an effort to create an awareness and understanding of why we behave as we do, what motivates our behaviors and what drives our decisions to conduct our lives as we do. With this increased consciousness, we discover that we are more empowered than we previously thought to make positive, disruptive and impactful changes in whichever spheres of influence we choose. TEDxMontrealWomen is an independently organized event and an integral part of the global TEDWomen community.

  • Rosanna Tomiuk

    Rosanna Tomiuk

    “I’m always thinking I’m so eclectic, but the truth is that everything boils down to music for me.” Pharrell Williams said it first, but Rosanna Tomiuk echoes the sentiment with the same conviction. From her career as member of the Canadian Women’s Water Polo Team for several years to running…

  • Margarita Lafontaine

    Margarita Lafontaine

    Seven years ago, tired of hearing that there were no women available for leadership roles in the business community, Margarita decided it was time to give a voice and a face to women in business. She created the magazine Premières en affaires. Premières en affaires has successfully brought together Montreal’s…

  • Nadia Younes

    Nadia Younes

    Are claustrophobic gender roles limiting our human potential? Through tackling our own unconscious biases and setting about on a clear path of positive disruption, we can exponentially increase our collective potential using gender and gender flexibility to our personal, societal and organizational advantages.

  • Uriel Arreguin

    Uriel Arreguin

    Dance influences our lives in many different ways connecting creativity, self-image and spirit as one – being in the moment.

  • Julie Bertrand

    Julie Bertrand

    High heels: the modern foot binding practice? A medical and social point of view.

  • Coleen MacKinnon

    Coleen MacKinnon

    Women in the Workplace: Debunking the myths and collectively contributing to positive change.
    Endless studies have been published on the benefits of gender diversity in the workplace yet women are still significantly under represented, particularly in leadership positions. Coleen explores the myths, why it matters, and offers suggestions to collectively bring our organizations into the 21st century.

  • Björn T. Atterstam

    Björn T. Atterstam

    How can we together create and sustain happy and well-functioning relationships, families and societies? By examining the example of Sweden, the most gender equal country in the world, we can better understand how both men and women can be at their best, as individuals, and together, and the positive impact of this.

  • Maya Chivi

    Maya Chivi

    Girls increasingly grow up in an all-pink world. Providing them with the same opportunities and expectations as we do for boys matters now more than ever. Let’s raise girls outside the “pink” box.

  • Robby Hoffman

    Robby Hoffman

    Are women funny? That’s like asking if people are funny. Being a stage performer, it’s practically impossible to separate what you do from who you are doing it. One can shy away from this or embrace it. I’m Robby Hoffman, and I’m a comedian who just so happens to be a woman- let me tell you how I’ve embraced this.

  • Lamia Charlebois

    Lamia Charlebois

    We do not choose chaos, but we can choose our post chaos. We try so hard to find the ultimate happiness; we put so much effort into trying to be richer, happier, prettier… It’s when we really know that we could lose it all in less than 3 seconds that we appreciate happiness in its simplest form.

  • Motel Raphaël

    Motel Raphaël

    Motel Raphaël is a young Indie-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin. In this, their first year as a seven piece unit, they’ve represented Montreal at a national level in CBC’s Searchlight Competition, and have played several different festivals and showcases, including Pop Montreal,…

  • Pamela Jeffery

    Pamela Jeffery

    Prior to launching a successful public affairs consulting firm in Toronto in 1994, Pamela enjoyed a career as one of Canada’s ‘too few’ female lobbyists after serving as a Political Advisor in the Ontario government. Recognized by the National Post as a “communications wizard,” she also served as a Communications…

  • Kimberly Sunstrum

    Kimberly Sunstrum

    Drawing musical inspiration from her Afro-Canadian roots and a very migratory upbringing, singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum emberged in the music scene with a unique drive and perspective. Kimberly Sunstrum was raised by parents who invested themselves in working with organizations that encouraged sustainable living across the globe. This lead to her…

  • Anita Nowak

    Anita Nowak

    Empathy is the most positively disruptive force on the planet – but only when it leads to Empathic Action. In this talk, we will explore how empathy can be leveraged for the ultimate win-win: personal well-being and social good.

  • Karl Moore

    Karl Moore

    Women leaders have evolved tremendously since the 1980s. What have we learned from the interactions with women leaders then and now, and how can men can integrate these new findings into how they lead today?

  • Désirée McGraw

    Désirée McGraw

    Why it’s hard(er) for women to pursue public office, and why we need to do it anyway.

  • Melanie Richards – Meditation Guide

    Melanie Richards – Meditation Guide

    Founder and Director of HappyTree Yoga Studio in Montreal, Melanie is a certified Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga teacher. She co-created and leads HappyTree’s 40-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training – the only training of its kind in Quebec – as well as HappyTree’s 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. A speaker…