Report | 21 December 2017

Bright Ideas in Business from TEDWomen

The goal of this TED Women 2017, held in New Orleans, was to surface bold ideas from women and those who support them. Because the Brightline Initiative is dedicated to helping leaders from all types of organizations turn their strategic ideas into results, we were on hand at TEDWomen, taking notes on the most actionable and inspiring ideas on the main stage. Here, the ones we think will help you reach new heights.

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As hosts Pat Mitchell and Kelly Stoetzel pointed out at TEDWomen 2017, sometimes we build bridges, sometimes we cross them and sometimes we burn them. The goal of this conference, held in New Orleans on November 1-3, 2017, was to surface bold ideas from women and those who support them.

We heard from an entrepreneur with an idea poised to transform how we consume power. From an architect who sees her work as being a healer. From a 14-year-old who created a smart medical bandage that says when it needs to be changed.

In the business world, we’re all bridge makers of some sort. Some of us hoist up fast-fashioned log crossings in order to bring our ideas into the world; others work with large, well-oiled teams to build high-tech suspension bridges.

Because the Brightline Initiative is dedicated to helping leaders from all types of organizations turn their strategic ideas into results, we were on hand at TEDWomen, taking notes on the most actionable and inspiring ideas on the main stage. Here, the ones we think will help you reach new heights.