This is the final part of our series of five posts sharing TED talks by fifty talented black women from across the globe.
41. ANGELA PATTON |TEDxWomen 2012
A father-daughter dance… in prison. At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others’ lives. But what about girls whose fathers can’t be there — because they’re in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance.
42. JULIANA ROTICH |TEDGlobal 2013
Meet BRCK, internet access built for Africa. Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Juliana and her friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.
43. CATHERINE PHIRI |TEDxEuston
Debunking the made-for-Africa script. Catherine Phiri, a passionate advocate for HIV and AIDS awareness, executive produced Shuga, MTV’s first drama series for Africa with a HIV storyline.
44. TALITHIA WILLIAMS | TEDxClaremontColleges
Own your body’s data. Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know.
Asking Why. Jepchumba, an African digital artist and digital enthusiast, shares her story of traveling around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology.
46. CHINWE ONYEAGORO | TEDxWindyCity
I’m an inefficient market entrepreneur. Chinwe Onyeagoro discusses how inefficient markets come at a high cost to society.
47. DAYO OLOPADE | TEDTalentSearch
The new African narrative. Dayo Olopade, reporter for The Daily Beast, The Washington Post and The New Republic discusses her observations from living in Africa while working on a book about creativity, technology and development in Africa.
48. NDIDI NWUNELI | TEDxEuston
Rage for Change. Ndidi Nwuneli is a director of Sahel Capital Partners, a leading advisory firm focused on the agribusiness and manufacturing sectors, and the co-founder of AACE Foods, an agro-processing company. Through her work with Sahel and AACE, she has also shaped agriculture strategy and policy and supported a range of clients in Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia.
49. MAYA PENN | TEDWomen 2013
Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist … Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story, some animations, some designs, and some infectious energy.
50. DR MAMPHELA RAMPHELE |TEDxCapeTownED
Rising to our citizens’ responsibility. Dr Ramphele is a South African academic, businesswoman and medical doctor and was an anti-apartheid activist. She was one of the founders of the Black Consciousness Movement. In this short talk from TEDxCapeTownED, she issues a strong rebuke for the passivity of South African citizens and explores some changes that could profoundly improve the standard of education in South Africa.
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