The Best TED Talk For Entrepreneurial Women

Every now and again, we need a boost in our hustles and livelihoods. And we guarantee you this is a great one. Reporter and author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s first TED talk “Women entrepreneurs, example not exception” centers on viewing women with entrepreneurial paths as great examples for today’s society.

As a businessperson, Gayle entered Business School at the age of thirty, not knowing other women who had made a similar move. In other words, at the time, she took an unusual route #entrepreneurialmove!

“We do not invest in victims. We invest in survivors.” This is also said to be the reason why many choose not to invest in women. Not only is this ‘hopeless view’ dangerous, it’s also wrong…dead wrong. It is essential to invest in women because we understand the power of having a job more than anyone else. As the entrepreneurs we are, women see the growth of a company with a global lens.

But Gayle doesn’t stop there. In her many travels, she documents and shares a number of women who have fiercely worked to support themselves and their families, while giving their full focus on growing the “global economy that desperately needs our contributions.” From Afghanistan to Ghana, women all over the world are making a difference, creating jobs and growing businesses they believe in, being the entrepreneurs they are destined to be.

So despite the singular way of thinking, women have made, and will continue to make, a name for themselves, aiming higher and thinking bigger. We grow, and will continue to grow. But Gayle says it best, “We are not a special interest group. We are the majority.”

Definitely a must watch!


Written by Rachel O. JB Kehinde

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  • Lauren Espino

    TED Talks are life!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Love TED Talks!!


  • _ _ _ mariabonita _ _ _

    Adore TED talks

  • Taislany Gomes

    Such an awesome post! Love Ted!


  • Taste of France

    Smart advice.

  • Erin Murphy

    oh there were so many Golden Nuggets in this TedxTalk!!!! “Don’t import others limitations”~~Love IT! Thank you

  • Natalie Harney

    TED Talks are the best – love this one! So inspirational

    – Natalie

  • Elise

    Oh I love this. Gayle is such an inspiring woman. It’s great to learn about other women pursuing the entrepreneurial route!

  • Vicky Watson

    thank you so much Gayle is amazing as are her strong female role models she quotes . thank you so much for posting this.
    And thank you to Career Girl Daily you’re pretty amazing as well

  • themodernalice

    I loved this! Thank you so much for sharing this TED Talk! We were really inspired and ended up creating a blog post influenced by this. We’d love for you to check it out >>

    Also, we love CGD. This blog has really helped motivate and inspire us. Thank you for all you do and never stop!!! <3

    The Modern Alice

  • Kara Ungerman

    Such an inspiring TEDTalk – funny timing, I just published a post earlier this week about TEDTalks to help motivate, whether you’re lacking creativity, stuck on a tough problem, or just need a kick in the rear. They’re great follow ups to this to really spark a fire!

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