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5 Must-Watch TED Talks for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than by watching some inspiring TED Talks? These talks will teach you about the power of women, the importance of diversity, and how to be your own best advocate. 

Watch them and be inspired by these incredible women!

4 ways to redefine power at work to include women of color

by Rha Goddess and Deepa Purushothaman

Rha Goddess and Deepa Purushothaman expose the harmful effects of racism and toxic organizational culture in the workplace. This leads to a discussion of power and how it is often narrowly defined at work, excluding women of color from the equation. They share four strategies for creating a more inclusive workplace with women of color in leadership, and they offer concrete ways to put these strategies into action.

Dangerous times call for dangerous women.

by Pat Mitchell

In this TED Talk, Pat Mitchell discusses the need for dangerous women in times of crisis and uncertainty. She explains that dangerous women are not to be feared, but they are the fearless women in the room who are willing to speak up for what is right. Pat Mitchell invites us to embrace fearlessness and risk to create a safer, more respectful, and brighter world in these dark times.

Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.

by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Senator Mark Kelly, share their story of resilience in the face of tragedy. After being shot at a public event, Gabby Giffords was determined to recover and return to her work fighting for gun reform. In this TED Talk, they share the story of their lives before and after the traumatic incident and express the importance of responsible gun ownership.

3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

by Stacey Abrams

In this TED Talk, Stacey Abrams offers a simple but profound way to think about the choices we make in our lives. She asks three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? How do I get it? With these questions in mind, we can approach our work, relationships, and goals with more intention and meaning. As the first Black Woman in the United States to be nominated for Governor by a major party, Abrams’ talk is a powerful reminder of the importance of being “aggressive about your ambition.”

What open water swimming taught me about resilience

by Bhakti Sharma

Bhakti Sharma is a long-distance open water swimmer who has completed some of the most challenging swims in the world, including crossing the English Channel, the Mount Everest of swimming. In this TED Talk, she shares the story of her unwavering resilience and how it has helped her overcome tremendous challenges both in and out of the water. She explains that our inner voice is our greatest ally and that facing our inner demons is essential to unlocking our full potential.

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