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This December, the TED series of conferences will launch TEDWomen, a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C. that will discuss “women as powerful change agents: In developing nations, women and girls hold the vital link to economic growth, public health, political stability.” The slate of speakers hasn’t been released yet, but the TEDWomen website says the line-up will include: “The women who redesigned their country’s financial system in the wake of near-catastrophe”; “The physician who discovered the life-saving importance of treating men and women differently”; “A world leader bringing peace to her conflict-ridden nation”; “The teen-age filmmaker whose stories changed how a community saw itself”; “The sports champion who defies convention with her ability and her appearance”; and “The anthropologist who traces altruism to the mother-child bond.” [Via Huffington Post].