Do you have the next smart idea? TED and Clinique want to know

June 2nd 2015 / Katie Robertson Google+ Katie Robertson

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In a bid to encourage women all over the world to share their intelligence, ideas and creativity Clinique and TED are offering $20,000 to turn the next 'big idea' into a reality

In a power coupling like no other, leading prestige beauty brand Clinique has partnered together with non-profit ideas based organisation, TED.

Kick-starting this May 2015 Clinique will lead a global campaign alongside TED to find the next bright and engaging idea. This plan was conceived with the aim of engaging and encouraging women all over the world and from different walks of life to share their intelligence, ambition, and creativity.

The idea viewed to be the most compelling will receive funding of up to $20,000 to help make it a reality, along with the opportunity to share that idea with the women profiled in the Smart Women series at the TEDWomen conference in 2016.

To get the conversation started Clinique and TED will profile three women from the TED community; Jessica Matthews, the founder and CEO of Uncharted Play, a social enterprise grounded in play and the happiness of life, which has also developed the SOCCKET, a energy-harnessing soccer ball; Jane Chen, the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to help the millions of vulnerable babies born every year in developing countries through a low-cost infant warmer; Finally Erin Bagwell, a feminist storyteller and Director of Dream, Girl. A documentary that tells the stories of female entrepreneurs with the aim to change the public perception of the roles that many women can fill.

So, get your thinking caps on ladies - we’re looking forward to seeing what some of you come up with.

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