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Favorite Inspiring Ted Talks for Women

There could not be a more opportune moment to share these inspiring Ted Talks. These fierce and fearless women have all battled challenges and have learned to harness their power as women. They share their experiences, wisdom, and insight- some funny, some more serious, but each one thought-provoking that Will Inspire You.

Susan David: The gift and power of emotional courage

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.

Kate Bowler: Everything happens for a reason- and other lies I've loved

In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at age 35. In this profound and heartbreaking Ted Talk, Bowler offers some answers- challenging the idea that "everything happens for a reason" and sharing hard-won wisdom about how to make sense of the world after your life is suddenly, completely changed. "I believe that in the darkness, even there, there will be beauty and there will be love," she says.

Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices

Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Should I leave my job? Or switch career? Should I break up- or get married?! Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.

Minda Dentler: What I learned when I conquered the world's toughest triathlon

Are you facing an uphill battle with something you feel is always out of reach? How about tackling the legendary Ironman triathlon, a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and then a full-length marathon? Mina Dentler shares her inspiring story and shows us how the power of positive self-talk really can help us achieve our goals.

Luvvie Ajayi Jones: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Luvvie Ajayi Jones isn't afraid to speak her mind or be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this powerful and inspiring talk, Ajayi Jones shares three questions to ask yourself when confronting your fears and how it can empower your life's path and others around you.

Pat Mitchell: Dangerous times call for dangerous women

Pat Mitchell is an Emmy-winning producer and pioneering executive in the media industry. She was the first woman president and CEO of PBS, has served as president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media and has focused on sharing women's stories. She is New York Times Besteller and activist but moreover, she has become a "dangerous woman".

She invites women to be more Fearless, Speak Up and Show Up for One Another!

Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling

Have you had several different careers? Are you multi-passionate- with various passions, or are you still looking for ways to pursue an interest? In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" -- who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. And how you can apply that strength to get ahead.

Leila Hoteit: 3 Lessons of success from an Arab businesswoman

Professional Arab women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts, and they face more cultural rigidity than Western women. In this powerful Ted Talk, Leila Hoteit, an engineer, an advocate and mother in Abu Dhabi, teaches us about tenacity, competition, priorities and progress. And shares three lessons for thriving in the modern world. Lesson 1:"Convert their 'Sh*t into your fuel".