TedTalk Tuesday: Manal Omar

“Wherever I’ve served, I always get some rendition of the same line, from U.S. generals to Libya militias, to Afghan religious leaders, “As soon as this war is over we can talk about your women.” And I always have the same response. This war isn’t going to be over until you include the women.”

Manal Omar is the author of Barefoot in Baghdad, CEO of Across Red Lines, and a Truman Security Fellow. Her TedTalk covers the importance of women in their full realization of self, how that applies to their ability to lead, and how the unique pulse they have on their communities can be an effective force for change.