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TEDxVienna turns green: How to make a large-scale event eco-friendly?   Recently updated !

“TEDx is a bit of a role model and guides people towards innovation and how they can live their lives. We will ask attendees for their feedback because we want to give them the opportunity to tell us what they think we can do on sustainability. There are 1,000 attendees, […]


Event Recap: YouthSpeak Forum Austria 1

  “Will you speak up, act, and be a part of this movement.” YouthSpeak Forum 2019   More than half of our young population are not aware of the change they are capable of making for a better future. According to YouthSpeak Survey, 55% of youth are not familiar with […]


How to Fix a Broken Heart

Where is the love? While love is in the air this month, not all of us is in the mood for it, especially if we’re going through a heartbreak. There are thousands of books and songs about it. Still it feels like none of them do justice to how you […]


5 Ways to a Sustainable New Year’s Eve

Once again, this year, the call for sustainable and conscious living was loud and clear. There are statistics showing that we are leading more responsible lives, but be that as it may, according to humanitarian organization World Food Programme, there are still 821 million people going to bed hungry each […]


Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

”We have to find ways if we’re actually going to address sustainability … making better choices that result in net environmental gains. What we need to learn is how to do more with less.” – Leyla Acaroglu Let’s talk about sustainability. It’s a word we like to throw around for […]


Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

The way we shop, consume, the hours we spend online, our constant food cravings… All compulsive and often harmful. We are all addicts. Still, as long as we don’t become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a second thought on addiction is never on the table. If that is completely okay, […]


Confessions of a bad feminist

“We have this tendency to put visible feminists on a pedestal. We expect them to pose perfectly. When they disappoint us, we gleefully knock them from the very pedestal we put them on…Many women, particularly groundbreaking women and industry leaders, are afraid to be labeled as feminists. They’re afraid to […]


Interview with Kaitlyn Chang on entrepreneurship

This year the Women Techmakers Vienna event took place at the Vienna University of Technology on 10th March and I had the chance to listen the Keynote Kaitlyn Chang gave. Kaitlyn has spent 10 years in the Samsung Group, most recently as Managing Director of its in-house creative agency, Cheil […]