Six TED Talks by inspiring women to watch this International Women’s Day

The fight for equality continues, as International Women’s Day kicks off around the globe.

Women have already come together in 2017, with the Women’s March around the world signifying unity and a fight for change. Today will highlight the achievements of women, big or small, as well as creating a dialogue around forging an inclusive world for the next generation.

To celebrate, here are six big, bold TED talks from celebrated female speakers that will inspire you this International Women’s Day.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | We should all be feminists
Chimamanda, a renowned novelist, featured in the April 2012 edition of Time Magazine, celebrated as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. This groundbreaking talk speaks to everyone wanting to understand modern feminism.
“The person more likely to lead is not the physically stronger person, it is the more creative person, the more intelligent person, the more innovative person and there are no hormones for those attributes.”

Sheryl Sandberg | Why we have too few women leaders
The COO of Facebook, gives a rousing speech on why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
One, sit at the table. Two, make your partner a real partner. And three, don’t leave before you leave.” 


Elizabeth Gilbert | Your elusive creative genius

Author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert’s inspiring, funny talk on finding your creative genius.

If you want it to be better, then you’ve got to show up and do your part of the deal.”


Carrie Green | Programming your mind for success

Global business owner Carrie Green launched the Female Entrepreneur Association in 2011 as a way to help inspire and connect female entrepreneurs from around the world. The network has grown to over 140,000 women and they now produce a digital magazine, This Girl Means Business.

“I replaced the negative, rubbish, annoying thoughts and told them to shut up. And I replaced them with positive thoughts that were empowering me.”


Leymah Gbowee | Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

A Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee tells powerful stories, including her own story of transformation.

“Will you journey with me to help that girl?… All they need us to do is create that space to unlock that intelligence, unlock that passion, unlock the greatness within them. Let’s journey together.”


Amy Cuddy | Your body language shapes who you are

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy teaches you how standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success!

“Look for natural smiles, for body language that is inviting, positive, and that signals interest in the other person or people.”

 

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