Empowered Women and Their Powerful Leadership
Women have no limits.
They have the authority, tenacity and power to influence the world, and especially the younger generation. Thousands of inspiring female leaders are now rising above the rest, to motivate and empower millions of people around the world, using various platforms like TED Talks and TEDx, now easily accessible through the internet.
As the popularity of TED Talks increase, Ted Talks women's leadership unceasingly rises too. This month, we summed the latest and the best of must-see TED Talks about strong women leaders in their industries. We hope their experiences and passion inspire the leader in you.

Top 10 Ted Talks about Women's Leadership That You Need to Watch

by Sheryl Sandberg

In this powerful TED Talk about women's leadership, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg examines the reasons why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their careers, and offers three impactful pieces of advice to women, and especially young women, aiming for a position in the C-suite.

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by Inés Hercovich

Zain Asher is a Nigerian British news anchor at CNN International who is based in New York City.

"When I first heard this phrase, I thought it was such a cliché, I heard it so many times while growing up, and that is: success comes when opportunity meets preparation."

Zain struggled to work her way up in CNN. She wanted to become better than others and while she was working at a local news, she decided to study and educate herself in local news. She believed that a bigger opportunity will come and look at her now.

"I truly believe in trusting your struggle, knowing that, the hardships you go through will somehow end up being for your own benefit. I also believe in turning a blind eye to competition. I believe in giving, I believe in trusting and knowing that your opportunity will one day come, you just have to be ready."

The main lesson that she learned in life is to prepare for every opportunity when it comes.

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3. Know Your Worth by Casey Brown
by Inés Hercovich

Casey Brown is a pricing consultant and greatly supports that people should be paid based on their excellence. She uses her expertise to help clients discover their pricing power.

"Being properly valued is so important. Define your value and communicate your value. These are two elements to realizing our full earning potential."

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by Inés Hercovich

Teresa Njoroge is the CEO of Clean Start Kenya. She is a criminal and social justice reform advocate.

Miscarriage of justice happens when an innocent person is found guilty or wrongfully accused of a crime.

"I had finally gotten the freedom that I longed for. I come as one, but I stand as ten thousand. Encouraged by the hope that thousands of us have come together to reform and transform the criminal justice system. Encouraged that we are doing our jobs as we are meant to do them, and let us keep doing them with no apology."

Njorge was convicted along with millions of people in prisons today, yearning for freedom. Strong female leaders like Njorge was convicted for three years and eventually got cleared by the court of appeal.

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New York Times best-selling author Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist and researcher.

She is an advocate of self-awareness. Self-awareness is the ability to see ourselves clearly, to understand who we are, how others see us and how we fit into the world.

"The search for self-awareness never ever stops, life goes on. Its up to us to choose to learn and grow from our mistakes and tragedies, and our successes. We need to change our 'why' to 'what'. Learn to be focused on the relationships that mean the most to you and understand the life that you want to lead."

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6. How to motivate yourself to change your behavior by Tali Sharot (TEDxCambridge)
Do you have a behavior that you want to change about yourself?

Tali Sharot was born in Israel and is a professor of cognitive neuroscience in the department of Experimental Psychology at University College London.

"If we want to motivate change, we might want to rethink how we do it. Because fear: the fear of losing your health, the fear of losing money, induces inaction. While the thrill of a gain, induces reaction."

Try positive strategies rather than threats and seek progress. There is always an opportunity for progress.

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7. What one skill = an awesome life? by Dr. Shimi Kang (TEDxKelowna)
Dr. Shimi Kang is from British, Columbia. She is a Harvard-trained medical doctor for seventeen years and has worked with thousands of people. She is also a successful writer and a researcher.

Kang emphasizes how humans are in a state of bizarre paradox or negative evolution.

"I changed and I adapted. Bring balance back into your lives, bring play, connection and downtime back into your lives. We humans, we are perfect instruments of adaptation. We humans are built and meant to thrive. And we humans, every single one of you can have an awesome life."

She continues to bring awareness and reduces the stigma of mental health and continues to educate kids and their parents.

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Dr. Leila Hoteit was named Businesswoman of the Year at the Arab Woman Awards in 2016 and named Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum in 2014.

She is based in Dubai and is a core member of the BCG's Public Sector and People Organization. During her TED talk she spoke about three lessons for thriving in the modern world.

"Our culture emphasized at the time, that it was sons, not daughters, who should be professionally motivated. Women continue to advance in the world, not fast enough, but we are moving. The Arab will to making progress despite many setbacks. This is the result of strong Arab women not giving up, and continuously pushing boundaries."

Hoteit firmly believes that success teaches us about tenacity. Having a controlling mindset is crucial to your success.

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9. An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi
"When black people are free, everyone is free."

Four strong female leaders talk about the Black Lives Matter movement. It is a discussion about race, and inequality all over the world. Black Lives Matter is a human rights movement for black girls to have a vision that they deserve to be fought for.

"We have to invest in black leadership, that is what I have learned the most in the past few years. I believe that the movement for black lives is not just for us, but for everybody. " - Patrisse Cullors

"Practice stepping back as well as also sometimes stepping in. And what I learned in this process was that we need to acknowledge that different people contribute different strengths. In order for our entire team to flourish, we have to allow them to share and to shine." - Opal Tometi

"I think another way that we can support leaders is to struggle with us, but struglle with us politically, not personally. We can have disagreements without being disagreeable, but it's important for us to sharpen each other, so that we all can rise." - Alicia Garza

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10. How Africa can keep rising by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
"When black people are free, everyone is free."

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian economist and the first female Minister of Finance of Nigeria.

"And our women, and our girls: we have to recognize that girls and women are a gift. They have strength, and we have to unleash that strength so that they can contribute to the continent."

She strongly believes in unleashing the youth, engaging all the young people especially women, is how Africa will rise. It is important to support women to create, innovate, and lead the way.

TED Talks women's leadership help us recognize and give credit to thousands of inspiring female leaders who have greatly contributed in our society.

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