Motherhood in a world of men | Carolina Ödman-Govender | TEDxAIMS

by: TEDx Talks     Published on: 12 August 2014

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Motherhood is as old as our existence. It is sometimes taken for granted, sometimes missed, sometimes condemned. Other times, it is politicised or reduced to a medical condition. It is a profound individual journey of love and the fundamental gender difference that polarises our roles in society. With an understanding of the science behind motherhood and a perspective from the heart, can we learn something to make the world a better place for men, women, and children? My sons have taught me so.Carolina Ödman-Govender studied physics engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology before completing a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. She is one of the co-organisers of the .astronomy workshops, the lead scientist at a South African startup and a proud mum of two.About TEDx, x = independently organized 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)