Saturday 21st October 2023 @ The Chancellor’s hall

2023 – TEDx Women!

TEDWomen is a conference about the power of women to be creators and change-makers

TEDxWolverhampton Women is the locally organised event following the global TEDWomen event and aims to showcase the amazing and remarkable women in and around Wolverhampton. However, we do accept speakers from further afield if we believe what you have to share will make a truly powerful impact on the women attending our event.

We all know that when it comes to global gender equity, there’s still so much work to be done. After all, the playing field is far from level — and the past few years have seen so many women forced to step back or out altogether. It’s time to reset, to rethink, to collectively imagine different ways forward. As such, this year’s TEDWomen conference will joyfully celebrate those taking bold strides into the future, those working unapologetically to make big dreams become reality. 

Whether working directly on new models of equity and inclusion or blazing trails as pioneers within their own professions, this year’s speakers demonstrate luminous new thinking and ideas designed to enchant, uplift and inspire us all. Come join us for this journey that begins with not one but … Two Steps Forward

Meet The Speakers (2023)

Meet our speakers for our TEDxWolverhampton 2023 event…


Creativity Is My Superpower

Josie is a creative entrepreneur, business owner and founder of a national creative directory and national creative network. In 2022 she was chosen as one of The Telegraph NatWest 100 Female Entrepreneurs To Watch and in 2023 won the Midlands Enterprise Awards, Best Brand Design Agency 2023 – Wolverhampton


‘The Future is Magic’

Combining a love of engineering, digital technology, art and adventure, Anne brings a creative approach to the world of digital transformation. Its her passion that led to her being a Team Captain and then Judge for Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challenge (where teams are challenged to apply their engineering and technical skills to turn scrap into high tech designs including rockets).

Anne raced hovercraft internationally for 20 years. Which inspired her to complete an Automotive engineering degree. Anne went on to work as an Application Engineer for INA Bearings and a Technical Support Engineer for THK LM Systems, before going to Art college and becoming a freelance Artist, graphic designer and teacher.

Anne then merged all her skills to become the manager of the Fab Lab in 2015. Fab Lab is a Maker Space, where you can make almost anything, with 3D printers, CNC machines and robotics.


What Death has taught me about Life

She is an end of life Soul Doula & accredited trainer, Yoga Teacher & Wellbeing Mentor.

During her time as an end of life Soul Doula, she has had the pleasure of supporting hundreds of people on their dying journey and has worked with various organisations, such as her local Dying Matters & Public Health, to influence the way we approach death in the community.

She has been featured in The Independent, BBC Radio Leeds, OM Yoga Magazine, Psychologies and Spirit & Destiny.


How I Became a Resilient Black Woman

She is a Leadership and Well-being Life coach and a freelance trainer

A qualified social worker, lecturer and author – writing her first book ‘Making it Alone’ in 1998 about the lived experiences of young black people transitioning out of the local authority care system. Her book contributed to policy changes in the area of planning for young people and preparing them for adulthood.

She was awarded a finalist certificate in 2001 by the European Federation for Black Women Business Owners in the Social and Humanitarian category.

She is known for her enthusiasm and passion concerning such issues as social justice, social inclusion, equality, empowerment and personal self development.


Sexual Safety and Healing in the Digital Age

Lacey has had many lives in her short life experience, from a page 3 girl in the sun newspaper, to celebrity big brother, to building an online business that has generated over 20 million dollars sales in the past 10 years alone. 

She took a break from her career for 4.5 years to focus on motherhood. In that time she trained in different therapies and is obsessed with guiding others on how to improve their lives and heal from their traumas and shame. She is a serial entrepreneur, a podcaster and a life coach


Beyond the Plate: Unveiling the Complex Layers of Eating Disorders

She is a Social Media and Community Manager and a Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

She stands as a beacon for positive change in the world of mental health and eating disorder recovery

She is a staunch advocate for mental health and channels her advocacy through her flourishing Instagram platform, “Flourish with Ciandra”

With an impressive community of 35,000 followers and counting, Ciandra’s online sanctuary seeks to dispel the shrouds of negativity surrounding food and body image.


The Chancellor’s Hall is a friendly  in the heart of Wolverhampton, providing a space to hold conferences and workshops.

This venue was selected for the first time for a TEDx Wolverhampton event because of the unavailability of the Arena Theatre, which is our usual venue.

Getting here:

By car

TheChancellor’s Hall is situated in the heart of Wolverhampton City Centre, directly behind the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and next to the University of Wolverhampton’s Wulfruna building. The theatre is completely accessible by road.

The nearby Broad Street car park is open 24 hours a day and costs £4.50 for 24-hour parking. Parking is £2 after 5.30pm.

If you don’t have change available, you can download the RingGo app directly to your smartphone. The code for Broad Street is 8035.

By train

Wolverhampton train station is a just a five-minute walk away from the Arena Theatre. See the map (link above) for directions.


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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxWolverhampton, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


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