After last night’s Supper Club and us getting on to the topic of TED TALKS I thought I’d share with you some truly inspirational Ted Talks I have watched in the run up to International Women’s Day. WARNING – Ted Talks are highly addictive and I will take no responsibility for any person not getting their work done as a result of going on a TED X rampage!! You may instead decide, like me, to watch one a day. I start each morning with a Ted Talk or podcast – there are thousands available – trusting that the one that pops up that morning is the one I need to guide me through the day. So sit back and take 20 mins out of your evening to absorb the wisdom, bravery + insight of the courageous women in the following 5 Ted Talks and see how it changes your perspective and maybe even gives you the kick up the arse you need to get started on whatever it is that you’re not doing that you wish you were doing!!
Peace + Love
- Intent is who we aspire to be, as individuals, as members of our family, as members of our community, and citizens of mother earth. In this talk Mallika Chopra explains that intents are much different from goals, as a goal is mind orientated and revolves around tasks, while intents come from our soul, and represent our deepest desires – they define who we want to be.
2. Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women …
3. Gill Hicks got on the tube in London in 2005, at the same time a suicide bomber did. She now has 2 prosthetic legs. Her story is one of survival but it is also one of humanity and compassion. Gill did not let her situation throw her into a pit of anger and despair, instead, she found humanity, compassion, and love.
4. Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.
5. Mel Robbins is a married working mother of three, an ivy-educated criminal lawyer, and one of the top career and relationship experts in America. Widely respected for her grab-’em-by-the-collar advice and tough love, Robbins drills through the mental clutter that stands between people and what they want.