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TEDxBainbridgeIslandWomen took place on November 28, 2020. WSTA was a proud partner that agreed to host the live event on Zoom and share the event reel on our website.

This is an uncertain time. And yet, amid the physical, cultural and economic challenges affronting us at every level — from personal to global — now is the time to engage. TEDWomen 2020 is calling upon our collective fearlessness to create a global step forward together. In this moment, diversity of ideas is more important than ever. As such, in collaboration with an incredible group of TEDx organizers and TEDWomen2020, TEDxBainbridgeIslandWomen: Still We Rise helped move the conversation about the power of women in a meaningful way by showcasing global talks alongside speakers from the Bainbridge Island community.



Merrill Keating, Lead Organizer and Licensee

Doña Keating, Co-Organizer

Lena Wood, Operations Lead

Tim Duffey, Production Lead



  • Hilary Franz, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands

  • Lynn Brunelle, Emmy Award-winning Writer and Author (Bill Nye the Science Guy and so much more)



  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Former Finance Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria, former managing director at the World Bank, chair of the Board for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization

  • Kluane Adamek - Assembly of First Nations Yukon Regional Chief

  • Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya - Received the most votes in the presidential election of Belarus in August 2020. The official results were falsified in favor of the incumbent and she was forced out of her country. She leads the democratic movement out of neighboring Lithuania.)

  • JayaShri Maathaa - Monk

  • Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru - Founded Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) in Nigeria, currently obtaining her Ph.D. in gender-based violence from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK

  • Hon. Julia Gillard - 27th Prime Minister of Australia

  • Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey - Poet and Author

  • Tracy Young - Construction engineer turned start-up CEO; co-founded PlanGrid which was acquired by Autodesk in 2018 for $875 million



  • Patti Brown, Owner, Liquid Cells

  • Talina Wood, Exec. Dir., Teen Talking Circles



  • United Way of Kitsap County - Changemaker Sponsor

  • West Sound Technology Association (WSTA) - Partner

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