About Us

TEDxCoventGardenWomen is an independently organised event in London devoted to ideas worth spreading. We exist to spread ideas that change hearts, minds and lives for the better.

Taking our lead from global TED, we co-create an inclusive, accessible space and provide a high-spec, beautiful platform for people to spread ideas, share stories and address issues of gender and identity.

We draw on the experiences of an international network of speakers in order to celebrate the transformative power of women, girls and anyone who shines a light on different realities. We support our speakers and our audience to tell compelling stories of race and gender, business and technology, entertainment and design in order to inspire, provoke, change perspectives and challenge injustice.


Our Values

At TEDxCoventGardenWomen, we have three values that define how we work and what we do. We invite everyone to our events – speakers, volunteers, and our audience – to share those values with us, even if it’s just for the day.

Welcome to our family

At TEDxCoventGardenWomen we are more than just a team of volunteers and speakers, we’re a family united by a passion for transformative ideas. We listen without judgement, laugh as we learn, and lean on each other to get things done.

Be here, be heard

We believe in your voice and your story. In this space, you can begin to find it, give it words, and share it with those who need to hear it. Whether a whisper or a war cry, consider this an inclusive, accessible and safe space to speak from the heart, and be heard.

Spark a change

We love a good lightbulb moment! At TEDxCoventGardenWomen, we’re big believers in changing a heart to change a whole world. Using emotional insights and hard data, we champion the unconventional, smash stereotypes and encourage new ways of thinking in order to make a personal and global change.


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson and Steve Jobbs, their talks are then made available to watch free on

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler.

To find out more about TED please click here.

About TEDx
TEDx, x = independently organised event
 In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connections. With over 11,000 past events taking place – the community that follows has grown considerably, and some TEDx talks turn into TED talks.

To find out more about some of the independently organised events in your area, please click here.

Get Involved

Want to positively impact the lives of women and girls around the world? Be part of our community of passionate changemakers by joining our mailing list and keeping in touch with us on Facebook. and Twitter

2016 Speakers















2013/2015 Event

In 2013 we launched our very first event, Unlabelled – challenging the restrictive words that promote intolerance and keep us from living more fulfilling lives. Bringing together speakers from around the world, we combined art and activism, poetry, passion and business to create an event that included voices such as Laura Bates, Leyla Hussein, and Natasha Walter.

Take a look below to see some of our favourite snaps from our 2013/2015 events, or watch our talks on YouTube.

‘TEDxCoventGardenWomen is a wonderful and uplifting celebration of people fighting to change the world for the better’ – Laura Bates


This year’s event will be held on Saturday 29 May.

Tickets are not yet available to purchase yet. However, you can sign up to our newsletter to keep informed on ticket release dates.

Core Team

Lynn Tabbara

Lynn Tabbara
Licensee, Curator & Event Organiser

Kathleen MacLean

Kathleen MacLean

Branding Director

Alexander Lyons

Alexander Lyons

Communications Director

Suzanne Goldberg

Suzanne Goldberg

Events Director

Liz Wetz

Liz Wetz

Experiential Director

Sophie Morgan Williams

Sophie Morgan Williams
Partnerships Director


At TEDxCoventGardenWomen we want to partner with companies who believe in spreading ideas that

change the world. As TEDx events are non-profit events organised by unpaid volunteers, any sponsorship goes

directly to pay for the event organisation.


Previous Event Partners:

pineapple Who made BOOMFGinger

Interested in becoming a TEDxCoventGardenWomen sponsor in 2016?

Is your organisation…:

  1. a change agent?
  2. want to make a better future, believing in the power of great ideas in order to achieve this?
  3. have a positive impact?
  4. believe in the ideas of, by and for women?

If so – get in touch!

We can accept cash donations, or any of the following: printing, space, filming, editing, streaming, content writing and translation etc.

We are open to working with our sponsors in order to create a uniqure branding experience based on their interests like the following:

Mentions in slides during breaks.

Mention on stage by our hosts.

Logo on the website, printed agendas etc.

Mention in any press releases and event communcations.

Special space during our breaks.

Special mention in the event videos.

If you have any questions, or are interested in becoming a sponsor

Please email us:


For queries about our upcoming event, partnership opportunities, to learn more about our speakers, or simply to say hello, you can contact the TEDxCGW team via the form below.

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