Launched in 1984, the speaker series TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) has hosted over 1,400 talks from top-notch speakers like Sheryl Sandberg and Debbie Sterling. If you’re not yet familiar with them, you’ve been missing out. The inspirational, motivational, and sometimes tear-jerking dialogues will give you plenty of food for thought and even help you in your career or personal life.
Scroll down for eight of the most inspiring TED talks that all women should watch, courtesy of TheLifeStyleEdit.com, to get you started.
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Cuddy is a psychologist and Harvard Business School professor who puts the case for the impact posture, and body language plays in shaping not only how others see us, but how we see ourselves. Like with most of the talks, it’s not based on fluff. Cuddy: draws on real life studies along with funny examples of public figures to prove her point. She delves into how standing confidently, particularly when you’re not feeling that way, can affect stress levels in the brain and impact our chances for success.
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
What do people who have a sense of worthiness have in common? They believe that what makes them vulnerable is what makes them strong and beautiful – or at least that’s the message behind Brown’s studies. Having amassed a whopping 18.5 million views, this is without doubt one of the most popular TED Talks of all-time and Brown’s ‘vulnerability can make us stronger’ mantra has won her a legion of fans in the process.