Back in February I shared my top five TED Talks to motivate and inspire working women. My list of favourites has grown – here are some more!
Vanessa Loder’s TED Talk How To Lean In Without Burning Out is my current favourite. I’ve listened to it about 6 times in the last month. Loder argues that not only can we successful, but we can do so with ease. Loder shares her three steps to help women achieve ‘success with ease’, namely ‘R&R’ (recognise and release), self-compassion and the five-year vision.
Katrina Alcorn challenges the expectation on working women to do their jobs as if they don’t have families and raise their families as if they don’t have jobs. She questions the idea of leaning in when we are already ‘maxed out’ and, in a similar way to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s TED Talk Can we ‘have it all’?, calls for policy makers, dads and employers to ‘lean in’ to parenting.
Simon Sinek has noticed that great leaders all have something in common – their starting point for their mission is not WHAT they’re doing or HOW they do it, but WHY they do it. Simon’s talk is thought provoking for any leader.
Alyssa Westring has spent many years studying women’s careers and lives. She has discovered that it ‘having it all’ takes more than hard work and making the right choices. Instead, workplace culture is integral to addressing the gender equality issues in the workplace.
Linda Swindling says the world needs us not just to ask, but to ask outrageously. ‘You gotta ask to really know and you gotta ask to really grow.’
What TED Talks have I missed? Share them with me in the comments below.