Ted Talks Every Career Girl Should See

“There are now more than 1,900 TED talks—”ideas worth spreading”—available online, many of them by badass career women. Videos that present a great idea in 18 minutes or less. Watch our selection talks, every career girl should see. We guarantee you’ll be inspired!

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at 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.

Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story — and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy — in this charming talk.

Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — 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.

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.

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  • I love ted talks so much! The body language one is a favourite of mine :)
    Also ‘why 30 i not the new 20’ by Meg Jay is also incredible.
    – C
    Claudine Converses

    • Celina

      Thanks Claudine! We’re definitely going to watch ‘ why 30 is now the new 20’

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