TEDxLondonWomen 2019 - TEDxLondon

TEDxLondonWomen #ShowingUp is back!

This time we turned our attention to uncover how women, non-binary and genderqueer people the world over are ‘Showing Up’, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent – business, technology, art, science, politics – these pioneers are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change.

As part of the global TEDWomen events programme, TEDxLondonWomen has brought together 15 speakers and performers who are showing up to face challenges head on and empowering each other to shape the future we all want to see. TEDxLondonWomen is an inclusive space. We are passionate and proud to reflect diversity both in our audience and on our stage.

Should you require information about accessibility, ticketing or have general questions about the event, please contact us at info@tedxlondon.com.

The Relaxed Room

This year, for the first time, we brought an additional relaxed viewing experience, for those who may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of an event, or need to move around or talk during the show. 

The Relaxed Room provided a welcoming space for our audience to watch TEDxLondonWomen via ‘simulcast’ and without the usual restrictions we need to impose in our main stage area to due filming commitments.

We'll be Showing Up. Will you?

Look out for speaker announcements coming to you via the TEDxLondon newsletter and social media channels.

The speakers who will join us at TEDxLondonWomen

Stefanie Reid

Paralympic long jumper, actor and chef

Angela Francis

Economist and champion for the environment

Mary Portas

Global retail authority and advocate for The Kindness Economy

Vidhya Ramalingam

Specialist in far-right extremism and co-founder of Moonshot CVE

Sanah Ahsan

Spoken word poet, reporter and trainee clinical psychologist

Dr Julia Shaw

Psychological scientist, writer and co-founder of Spot

Jamie Windust

Award-winning editor, writer, speaker and model

Poppy Wells

Primary school teacher and mother

Payzee Mahmod

Campaigner against child marriage

Nikita Gill

Poet and writer

Ore Ogunbiyi & Chelsea Kwakye

Writers and diversity campaigners

Nathaniel Cole

Writer, facilitator and co-founder of Swim Dem Crew

Sarah Mardini

Syrian refugee, student, interpreter and search and rescue swimmer

Onjali Rauf

Children’s author and Founder of Making Herstory


Singer and musician

Your hosts for the day

Jamala Osman

Entrepreneur, poet and mental health advocate

Maryam Pasha

Curator and Director of TEDxLondonWomen

Sofie Hagen

Stand-up comedian, author and podcaster

Your fuel for the day

Fresh creative street food from handpicked vendors behind the Southbank Centre. All the stallholders are committed to providing food that bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours, inspired by cuisines from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. The following stalls have kindly offered TEDxLondon guests a 10% discount.
  • Crêpes à la carte

    Crêpes a la carte serves a variety of delicious sweet and savoury crêpes in an easy to eat take away cone. At all locations you will find a strong Arrogantly French atmosphere…where you will be transported, momentarily, to a little corner of France…
  • Maria Sabina

    Maria Sabina started as a small market stall in Brixton back in 2013. It's a product of passion for everything Mexican. Our mission is to bring you the best of Mexican flavours.
  • 28 Well Hung

    28 Well Hung serves up gorgeous pasture-raised, native breed meats, skin on chips and banging sauces.    We work in partnership with farmers and growers who manage grazing and growing in ways that support s and regenerates the soil, increases biodiversity and is kind to the planet. 
  • The Curry Shack

    Offering 3 delicious chicken curries; a mild Mauritian, a medium spiced Caribbean and a hot and spicy Cajun. Served white or yellow pilau rice and a complimentary salad bar.
  • Galeta

    Galeta is a wholesale bakery in East London that creates award-winning, cakes, cookies, and pastries. We only use 100% natural ingredients and have stayed true to our roots - with markets still being at the heart of our growing business.
  • Bread Tree

    Top artisan Italian Bruschetta, Peperoncino Chilli, Nduja and Colourful Pastas!
  • Street Pig

    With award winning BBQ sauce, Street Pig offer delicious ribs, brisket, pulled pork and halloumi. Peace, love and pork!
  • Honestfolk

    Honestfolk’s aim is simple; to passionately deliver a true bar experience on your doorstep!
  • Shrimpy

    Accessible and delicious seafood. Famous, since 2013, for their Shrimpster Burger and Shrimptastic Box.
  • Horn OK Please

    Taking you on a journey beyond curry! Serving a delicious range of veggie treats inspired by signature Indian street food dishes, dosas, chaats, bhel and more. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options
  • Woodward Farm

    Serving organic burgers from their family farm, the team behind Woodward are passionate about animals and the food they produce.
  • Poultry Pan

    Perfecting the Paella, Poultry pan make theirs the way you really want to have it. If you’re after something akin to a beautiful hug.
  • Tea, Bread & Brownie

    Hand crafted patisserie and European style Boule de Berlin doughnuts, sourdough bread, brownies, cakes and a range of 100% natural teas, chai latte and real Belgian hot chocolate.
  • Choco Fruit

    London's favourite dessert; fresh fruit skewers, covered in the finest Belgian chocolates, garnished with an array of yummy toppings.
  • Stomping Grounds

    A new and funky cafe serving up all kinds of crazy hot and cold drink concoctions with vegan and gluten-free pastries and cakes for our customers!

Viewing Parties

The following organisations are helping us share ideas by hosting viewing parties of our live stream during the day. Click below for tickets.

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