Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Women's Tales: TED Talks


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12 Terrific TED Talks
Every Young Woman Should Watch
by Kaitlyn Cole
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I received this guest post which I thought fit in with Women's Tales. Despite the title, it is a dozen nuggets of information for women of all ages.

Excerpt:
Young women in the 21st century have a lot of opportunities at their fingertips especially when they have access to education and trustworthy, competent role models. While violence, oppression, and discrimination affect women in the third world and first world, the possibility for an accomplished, impassioned life is real. These TED speakers offer all kinds of advice and inspiration for many types of audiences, but especially for young women looking for support and an excuse to live out their dreams

First three:



Why we have too few women leaders, Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook's COO, a female executive in an industry mostly dominated by men. In this lecture, she remarks that the fact women aren't making it to the top of corporate culture, politics or even the nonprofit world is a real problem. Women need to stop dropping out of the workforce and set new goals as individuals.


How the Internet enables intimacy, Stefana Broadbent
While others argue that social media and the Internet have separated humans and have made us colder, cognitive scientist Stefana Broadbent believes that technology has made us closer and more intimate. Listen to her lecture to learn how you can reach out to others more effectively, spreading love, compassion, hope and support to people in your life and in order to help people around the world.


Embrace your inner girl, Eve Ensler
The famed Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler talks to the audience about re-discovering your inner girl by embracing your "girl cell," which should be associated with intuition, wisdom, intensity, compassion, empathy, passion and vulnerability. Men have "girl cells," too, Ensler believes, yet we've all been trained to not be a girl, which is usually associated in societies around the world with being weak, stupid and ignorant. You'll listen to stories about women around the world who have overcome violence and oppression but are still proud of being a girl.

View the rest of the list here.

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12 Terrific TED Talks
Every Young Woman Should Watch
by Kaitlyn Cole
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4 comments:

  1. oh, awesome. thanks for sharing these videos.

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  2. Interesting, gonna watch that last one now

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  3. I *love* TED talks. Have watched the first one you mention and will definitely be watching the others.

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