After an amazing TEDxAmsterdamWomen Event in 2017, we are very pleased to announce that we will be back in December 2018.

A dedicated team of hardworking volunteers will bring you speakers from across the globe who will share with you how they are fighting prejudice, inspiring others and reshaping the future.

Keep an eye on this site for event details, stories about women changing the world and of course, news about our speakers and events!

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Bridging the Gap

Do we still need feminism? The gender gap proves we do. Indicators in health, politics, economics and education show the gap is widening. Women -- and men -- around the world are taking action, raising their voices in a wave of protest. Change is coming. It’s time for equal pay and equal say. It’s time for a world that reflects women, too. Inequality won’t disappear overnight, but we can make strides when we band together. By sharing big ideas that spark a fire in others, we’re creating a movement -- idea by idea, woman by woman. Join the conversation and get inspired!


Startup Award

After the smashing success of the previous Startup Award, TEDxAmsterdamWomen will once again offer a stage to inspiring and high-potential startups. On September 24th, 2018 eleven promising startups will have the opportunity to pitch their idea in front of a jury of specialists, investors, press and consultants.  It’s a chance to showcase your idea(s), garner feedback, and generate awareness.

Want to be a guest and attend the semi-finals on September 24th?


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.

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. 

Never spoken on the big stage? We want to provide you with a platform to help your message reach the masses, and ensure you are truly seen and heard.

Ready to take the stage? We are accepting applications until 7 October. More info here.
Pitch Night - 9 November 2018.