By Moe Carrick and Rane Johnson-Stempson
Living in Central Oregon we see every day amazing women who are making a difference in our local community and around the world often without recognition, press, or visibility. TEDxBendWomen provides a forum for local women to tell their stories, while also helping attendees engage with one another to start conversations about ideas that matter. In addition, women lead busy lives leading organizations, raising families, giving to their local community that they rarely do something for themselves. On May 30, TEDxBendWomen will honor the amazing women in our community working for change with a day of inspiration, networking, celebration, connection, and fun.
As the co-chairs for TEDxBendWomen, we are excited to see our second TEDxBendWomen event come together. In April, we had over 60 speaker suggestions of great women in Central Oregon with powerful ideas and stories to share. We have landed on five speakers, two musical debuts, a lively panel, and a little poetry to provoke thought and inspiration. In addition, to the amazing performance line-up, we have over 20 Central Oregon women artist displaying their art during the event. The day will be engaging and interactive with discussions, networking and activities for attendees.