TED Turns Away Mother, Baby at Conference For Women

A mother and her 5-month-old baby were asked to leave TEDWomen, a conference meant to celebrate the accomplishments and potential of women and girls around the world.
Jessica Jackley, author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least, brought her nursing infant to the three-day conference in Monterey, California, on Thursday. Jackley was asked to leave by staff who explained that children are not permitted to attend the event.
Jackley wrote in a tweet that she was disappointed to leave the conference and wondered why an event that focuses on women doesn't have accommodations for working mothers.