The Man Who Needed to Listen by Joe Strong

The Man Who Needed To Listen | Joe Strong

When it comes to gender equality, TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWellsWomen speaker Joe Strong knows the importance of addressing systemic inadequacies that hinder communities from achieving equality between the sexes. An avid traveller, Joe's been studying women's empowerment around the world while pursuing his recently-completed Masters degree and he's going to share some eye-opening thoughts on his studies in Ghana with us on 29 October. His talk may make you realise that you don't need to travel far to find systemic gender inequality after all...

Here's why he will give a terrific TEDx talk: Born and raised in Tunbridge Wells, Joe recently finished his Masters and is now working as an intern and volunteer. After a gap year where he wound up working in a tequila bar in New Zealand, he researched and wrote his dissertation on The Power of Context: Measuring Women’s Empowerment through Data in Ghana.

We all have a favourite TED talk and this is Joe's: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Dangers of a Single Stor

Here's what Joe wants you to take away from his talk: He hopes that they might take away ideas beyond what we are taught and know in the UK about the intersectionality of race, gender and geopolitics and the role that globalisation has had on women in Ghana. And maybe some history about Ghana you didn’t know about, too!

Learn more about Joe and follow his travel adventures on: Twitter