Being a career girl isn’t always easy, you can struggle with feelings of inadequacy and sometimes it’s hard to find motivation to keep you going. Luckily, TED has a variety of talks for every occasion! Here are 5 TED talks by successful women that you should watch for advice, motivation, and inspiration!
1. Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about the fact that a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top positions in their professions and offers invaluable advice to any women looking to reach those top level positions.
#2 Bel Pesce: 5 Ways To Kill Your Dreams
Successful entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that are holding us all back from achieving our dreams, and explains why so few people actually do realise their dreams in life.
#3 Susan Colantuono: The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get
Susan Colantuono shares simple advice for women that are doing everything right and taking all the best advice but just not moving up in their career. She delivers this advice in a clear, plain way and luckily what she says rings true for every avenue, from new graduates to people already in their dream career.
#4 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger Of A Single Story
Novelist Chimamanda Adichie talks about the fact that our lives and cultures are all made from interlinking stories woven together. We hear thousands of stories of people and places every day in the news and on the television. Chimamanda talks about her experience of finding her voice and why it’s important not to hear a single story about another person or culture, and instead to develop our own understandings of the world around us.
#5 Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why Do Ambitious Women Have Flat Heads
In the 1960s, Dame Stephanie Shirley founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was valued at $3 billion. In this funny, witty and real talk Dame Stephanie explains how she broke down the expectations of the time, why she went by “Steve” and talks about identifying ambitious women.
We love listening to these empowered women talk, do you have any favourite TED talks? Let us know in the comments below and happy listening!