It's been ten years since the first TEDxAmsterdamWomen and we will be back with our celebratory annual conference on December 9, 2019.

More info about this edition will be shared soon.

Startup Award

After the smashing success of the previous Startup Award, TEDxAmsterdamWomen once again is offering a stage to inspiring and high-potential startups led by women. This September 25 promising startups will present their ideas to a jury of investors, press, and consultants.  Ten semi-finalist will compete for three spots in the final round, where they will share their personal TEDtalk on the TEDxAmsterdamWomen main conference stage on December 9. The winner will receive expert business advice for a year, meet potential investors and enjoy a business trip to Hong Kong.  


Pitch Night

We are opening the stage to new, undiscovered “ideas worth spreading,” and looking for ideas that focus on women’s issues and make an impact.

We’re seeking out the game changers, local heroes and rebels; the women (and men) working hard to change their community and the world. 

In November 2019 we are organising the second TEDxAmsterdamWomen Pitch Night, opening the stage to unknown talent. More info on this edition will be shared soon.


In December 2010, Amsterdam hosted one of the first TEDxWomen-events in the world. TEDxWomen is a global conference that provides a stage for women to inspire; it specifically focuses on the unique way  in which women contribute to global change and thus helps to reshape the future.

Since the first event, TEDxAmsterdamWomen has annually produced and delivered a stunning and inspiring conference, bringing forth well-known and critically acclaimed speakers such as Mei Lin Ang, Steve McCurry, Mariéme Jamme, Harriette Verweij, Naomi Feil, Sarah Britton, Corrine Vigreux and many more.

TEDxAmsterdamWomen events are not subsidized and are run on the enthusiasm of our sponsors and a large group of professional volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to set up this event, acting as personal ambassadors for change and innovation.