10 Amazing TED Talks Every Woman Should Watch

Amber Clark

Dec 30, 2016

10 Amazing TED Talks Every Woman Should Watch

 

 

Everyone needs a little bit of inspiration in their lives, regardless of whether we’re talking about our careers, personal life or the world in general, right? Because we love great ideas and strong women, we’ve put together a list of 10 TED Talks that are an amazing source of “WOW” and that will change your life perspective.

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

“Fake it until you become it” is Amy Cuddy’s strong message for all of us out there that haven’t learned yet how our posture and body language can shape not only our image in the eyes of other people, but also our physical health and success in life. Watch it here.

Meg Jay: 30 Is Not the New 20

Have you ever thought about the fact that what you do in your twenties is what will define most of your life? In this talk, clinical psychologist Meg Jay shares her thoughts on this bald and interesting idea, and she explains why this is the most important time of our lives. Watch it here.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

If you enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love you will also love her funny but moving talk in which she shares her words of wisdom when it comes to nurturing one’s creativity: “Take some pressure off yourself, but never stop creating.”  Watch it here.

Tracy McMillan: The Person You Really Need to Marry

Even if her three marriages ended in divorce and she refuses to accept the notion that these were “failed” relationships, television writer Tracy McMillan comes up with a surprising answer to the question in the title –  YOU and only you are the person you should be in a relationship with. Watch it here.

Lizzie Velasquez: How Do YOU Define Yourself?

This impressive, powerful and optimistic speech comes from Lizzie Velasquez, a woman who suffers from a very rare condition that has prevented her from ever gaining weight and left her visually impaired. Known not long ago as the "world's ugliest woman," Lizzie had the strength and determination to show herself and others that her condition is not what defines her,and asks people in the TED audience about the things that define them. Watch it here.

Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

Mel Robbins is a criminal lawyer, mother of three and a wife, and likes telling people point-blank what to do. In her speech, she brings up the F-bomb (it is actually the word fine) that makes her angry and uses it to motivate her public to start living the life they always wanted. Watch it here

Angélica Dass: The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color

The Brazilian photographer talks about her large-scale project Humanae and the inspiration behind it – to show the world its true and beautiful colors. In her speech, Angélica challenges her audience to tackle discrimination and intolerance associated with skin color. Watch it here.

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

As the Nigerian writer tells the story of her journey through life in search of her own authentic cultural voice, she recounts how people sink into ignorance when they choose to believe only one side of a story, person or country. Watch it here

Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, and Greatness of Girls

The Liberian Nobel Peace Prize winner has two stories to tell – one about her life and transformation, and the other about the unknown potential girls around the world have. She also tells the audience how girls are still not treated as equal citizens in some countries. Watch it here

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

How can someone take something like vulnerability and transform it into a superpower that helps our relationships and our success in life? Brené Brown is the mastermind behind this idea. Watch it here

What other inspirational TED talks have you watched? Share in a comment below.

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