6 Ideas worth spreading from TEDxTuesdays at the Cummer "Women Kicking Ass"

6 Ideas Worth Spreading from “Women Kicking Ass”

“Women Kicking Ass” was our final salon in the TEDxTuesdays series the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
Here are 6 ideas worth spreading, out of the many presented Tuesday evening.

Men and women are judged through different lenses. There’s a word for “Bossy” in almost every language for little girls. There’s no negative word for boys leading though; it’s expected. Odds are most men are never called “too aggressive” at work. We can change this by acknowledging it.
Sheryl Sandberg
COO of Facebook

Guests in the room chanted “Audrey for Mayor!” and erupted into cheer. Audrey explained that most women don’t wake up and say “I’d make a great mayor,” but men do. Women, for the most part, need their friends to encourage them — “You know you’d make a great mayor…” She touched on how women are asked “how do you do it all,” but men aren’t really asked that. Balance is elusive — the days you have it, savor them. The days you don’t, give yourself permission.
Audrey Moran
Baptist Health Senior Vice President for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy

Too many groundbreaking women leaders are afraid to be labeled “feminist” because of the expectations that come along with that label. There are so many ways to not reach feminist perfection…like listening to degrading rap music. Why must it be so catchy?
Roxane Gay

Lawanda is never going to jump out of a plane. She and her husband were gifted sky-diving tickets — and she attempted to give hers away to a TEDxJacksonville Salon attendee. She may not invest her time in jumps from high altitudes, but she has invested countless hours helping overlooked women. “I want people to know the enormous return on investment when we invest in girls. When you change the life of a girl, you are also changing the generations that come from that girl.”
Lawanda Ravoira
Founding President and CEO of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center 

“Take the responsibility on yourselves to be more forceful in demanding an end to racial discrimination against girls and women all over the world. ”
Jimmy Carter
former U.S. President

Donna touched on the next World War potentially being fought over water and her fear of Yosemite erupting — because “it’s about time, it’s past due.” She also talked about equality in pay for men and women (it’s past due). There’s a 23 percent pay gap between men and women. In professional sports that pay gap can be much greater — even in cases when women achieve more popularity and higher TV ratings. The U.S. women’s soccer team took home $2 million for their momentous World Cup victory, less than a quarter of the $9 million payout that the U.S. men’s teams were awarded in 2014 after losing in the Round of 16 match. Many male coaches lead women’s teams, but only a few females have coached men’s teams.
Donna Orender
CEO of Orender Unlimited 
Newsweek’s 100 Most Influential People in Sports

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A special shout out to the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens for partnering with us in the TEDxTuesdays Salon Series, and to
VISTAKON Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care for arranging a screening of “Women Kicking Ass” for their employees.

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Author: Becka Lee Gruber

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