8 TED Talks Every Woman Should Watch

TED Talks are some of the best pick-me-ups on a down day. They entertain, enlighten, uplift, and inform you in eighteen minutes or less. There’s no shortage of talks by amazing women on topics from being a leader in your workplace, to modern physical beauty. Here are just a few inspirational talks to add to your playlist:

1. Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Ready for that next promotion or job interview? Watch this amazing talk given by the author of Lean In. This talk goes over the many ways that women inhibit themselves from leadership positions, and how we can break free of that and gain control in the workplace!

2. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

This was one of the first talks I ever watched, and everything Cuddy says will blow your mind, but also makes perfect sense. She goes over how body language affects not only how other people see you, but even how you see yourself. Listening to her tips can improve your overall confidence, and change how others perceive you.

3. Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Brown really digs down into why we need to be more open and vulnerable people. Both in personal and professional life, being emotionally open can help you connect with people on a much deeper level, and even help you understand yourself better than you ever have.

4. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can We All “Have It All”?

Slaughter is a public policy expert that explains why we need major changes in work culture, public policy, and social mores before women will ever have a level playing field with our male counterparts. An incredibly insightful talk, Slaughter explains the ways we can finally become equals, and how we can Have It All.

5. Tracy McMillan: The Person You Really Need to Marry

Most people search constantly for the person that they want to marry, but McMillan argues that first, the person you really need to marry is yourself. Before you can be a great partner, you need to love and be secure with yourself.

6. Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

Robbin’s talk is the kick in the butt everyone needs. Her blunt and honest way of talking might catch you off guard, but her overall message is to figure out what you really want. Whether it’s deeper relationships, a job promotion, or to start eating better she gives you that push you need to do it.

7. Meg Jay: Why 30 Is Not The New 20

Jay challenges all twenty-somethings to not coast through their twenties on autopilot and finally get their life together before they turn 30. She gives three clear pieces of advice to take hold of these years so you can ultimately be ahead in your career, relationships, and self-fulfillment.

8. Cameron Russell: Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m A Model

Russell makes a powerful statement that even though models are looked up to as physically “perfect” they are some of the most insecure people in the world. It’s a great talk to remind yourself that we are all beautiful and that we should be striving for health and happiness other than “perfect” physical beauty.

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TED Talks are some of the best pick-me-ups on a down day. They entertain, enlighten, uplift, and inform you in eighteen minutes or less. There’s no shortage of talks by amazing women on topics from being a leader in your workplace, to modern physical beauty. Here are just a few inspirational talks to add to your playlist:

1. Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Ready for that next promotion or job interview? Watch this amazing talk given by the author of Lean In. This talk goes over the many ways that women inhibit themselves from leadership positions, and how we can break free of that and gain control in the workplace!

2. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

This was one of the first talks I ever watched, and everything Cuddy says will blow your mind, but also makes perfect sense. She goes over how body language affects not only how other people see you, but even how you see yourself. Listening to her tips can improve your overall confidence, and change how others perceive you.

3. Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Brown really digs down into why we need to be more open and vulnerable people. Both in personal and professional life, being emotionally open can help you connect with people on a much deeper level, and even help you understand yourself better than you ever have.

4. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can We All “Have It All”?

Slaughter is a public policy expert that explains why we need major changes in work culture, public policy, and social mores before women will ever have a level playing field with our male counterparts. An incredibly insightful talk, Slaughter explains the ways we can finally become equals, and how we can Have It All.

5. Tracy McMillan: The Person You Really Need to Marry

Most people search constantly for the person that they want to marry, but McMillan argues that first, the person you really need to marry is yourself. Before you can be a great partner, you need to love and be secure with yourself.

6. Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

Robbin’s talk is the kick in the butt everyone needs. Her blunt and honest way of talking might catch you off guard, but her overall message is to figure out what you really want. Whether it’s deeper relationships, a job promotion, or to start eating better she gives you that push you need to do it.

7. Meg Jay: Why 30 Is Not The New 20

Jay challenges all twenty-somethings to not coast through their twenties on autopilot and finally get their life together before they turn 30. She gives three clear pieces of advice to take hold of these years so you can ultimately be ahead in your career, relationships, and self-fulfillment.

8. Cameron Russell: Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m A Model

Russell makes a powerful statement that even though models are looked up to as physically “perfect” they are some of the most insecure people in the world. It’s a great talk to remind yourself that we are all beautiful and that we should be striving for health and happiness other than “perfect” physical beauty.

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  • Carmen Mattijssen

    I’m a fan of TED talks & I saw already a lot but I missed some (as I see)! Will check them out.
    X Carmen – http://www.carmenmattijssen.nl

    • I’m glad I included some ones you haven’t seen! Always great to find new talks!

  • I’ve seen a few of these but I’m definitely going to work my way through the rest, I love TED talks

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

    • Me too! They’re such easy ways to find inspiration and educate yourself on new topics!

  • I love Ted talks and I think all these women are a great inspiration for us. btw. Lovely blog xxx

    – Lea
    http://www.jeansglam.com

  • Lisa Autumn

    I totally loved this! I already watched a few of these but I still found some new ones :)

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com

    • I’m glad there are some new ones! All of these ladies have amazing messages!

  • I’ve watched them all! They’re awesome and so inspiring! thanks for sharing:D

    https://laurasavenue.blogspot.de/

  • Mercedes Frank

    Anyone that wears or buy’s Fur or the fake Fur needs to really wake up ! Here is the thing at any time does anyone realize what their doing when it comes the real deal of Fur ? When you spend thousands of dollars on the real Fur you all are SKINNING ANIMAL’S ALIVE FACT ! Anyone that buy’s the fake fur your supporting and encouraging to one day buy the real Fur. It takes hundreds of animal’s it make something out of the Real Fur. These animal’s go through the worst possible treatment before being Slaughtered for their fur ! How would you like to be tortured clubbed, and skinned alive in front of other people and sometimes in front of children with tears streaming down their face ! All because in the name of real fur ! I don’t care who you are or how rich you all are hey you wear the real fur or the fake fur WAKE THE FREAK UP ! Maybe you all need a wake up call how would you like to see up close the treatment of your greediness and sick minds for the love of REAL FUR ! Hundreds of animal’s endure their lives for your GREEDINESS ! If you ll don’t like what i have said well to freaking bad because it is the TRUTH ! Go to these videos and watch the real footage of animal’s being TORTURED BEFORE BEING SKINNED ALIVE AND JUST MAYBE YOU WILL HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ON BUYING THE REAL FUR ! One last thing while i am on this subject the animal’s that are being SKINNED ALIVE THEY DON’T DIE RIGHT AWAY THEY HANG UPSIDE DOWN TO SUFFER THE CRULTY AND THEN JUST MAYBE THEY GET EATEN BUT FIRST IF THEY DO GET EATEN THEY INFLICT MORE TORTURE BY A BLOW TORTCH AND GUTTED ALIVE ! KEEP THE FUR ON THE ANIMAL’S WHERE IT BELONGS !!!!! THIS COMMENT IS REGUARDING THE FASHION SECTION AND DO THESE GAL’S LOOK HAPPY ESPECIALLY THE VERY FIRST PICTURE LOOK AT IT AND YOU DECIDE !!!?????

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  • Yesss, I’m definitely making a note of these inspirational women ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

    • Do it! These videos are amazing for a down-day or when you need an extra lift!

  • olivia

    Oh I’m definitely going to watch a bunch of these. I’ve been questioning myself a lot lately about where I’m going in life and how I can achieve my ambitions, and a lot of the time, I end up beating myself up about not reaching a certain mark (despite only being 22 and having a great many years ahead of me (hopefully)). I’ve been really needing a little boost and I feel like these inspiring women can give me that!

    Olivia – The Northernist x