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5 Impactful TED Talks for Women Leaders

Updated: May 14, 2023

Video credits - TED: Ideas worth spreading -

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Everyone needs a little inspiration to revive themselves and their beliefs, principles, and values every now and then. This is true not only for our personal lives but also for our professional lives.

We've gathered five impactful TED talks for you to open your mind, refresh your ideas, and give you a boost and motivation to keep working towards your career goals with renewed spirit.

These TED talks will resonate with you on many different levels, they might also challenge your current beliefs about your career path, but they will also give you a fresh perspective and new ideas to implement in your work-life.

Let's dive right in!

Sheryl Sandberg's TED talk remains evergreen as she encourages women to sit at the table, raise their hand, find a partner who supports their career goals, and not to underestimate their own true abilities.

Susan Colantuono highlights the ingredient missing from the career advice given to female employees. While it's important to speak up, find a mentor, and promote your work, it's even more important to work on your business, strategic and financial acumen to break that glass ceiling.

Margaret Heffernan points out that it's not the companies that have ideas but the people who work for those companies. She talks about the beauty of people working together, bringing ideas together, achieving success together. Bringing out the best in others is how you'll be able to find the best in yourself.

Roselinde Torres talks about what it takes to be a great leader in the 21st century. Are you re-evaluating your strategies? What worked for you before might not work for you in the future. Are you connecting and collaborating with people who are different from you to achieve a common goal? Where are you looking to anticipate change? Think about these three questions as you re-evaluate your growth as a leader.

In this TED talk, Carla Harris emphasizes the importance of having a sponsor who will be speaking for you in important meetings, behind closed doors, promoting your skills and accomplishments. Make sure to focus on your performance and your relationships to grow your career.

Happy growing!

- The Other Working Woman

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