Best Business Ted Talks

They say experience is the best teacher—and sometimes that can mean learning from the experiences of other women who are breaking barriers in business. If you want to learn from the masters, check out these TED Talks for motivation, inspiration, and wisdom.

What It Takes to Be a Great Leader 

by Roselinde Torres. 

The leadership expert spells out what great leaders do to thrive and grow. Here’s a clue: it’s not what everyone else does.

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders 

by Sheryl Sandberg. 

The Meta (formerly Facebook) chief operating officer describes how women sometimes undermine their own success in Corporate America.

The Power of Introverts 

by Susan Cain. 

The author shares the value introverts bring to the workforce.

How to Manage for Collective Creativity

by Linda Hill.

The Harvard business professor explains why collective creativity is key to innovation, and how to nurture it.

The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get 

by Susan Colantuono. 

Many women’s careers have stalled. The founder of management consulting firm Leading Women shares some possible reasons why.

3 Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman  

by Leila Hoteit.  

The managing director for Boston Consulting Group passes on wisdom she’s gleaned from both her professional and cultural challenges over the years.

How to Find the Person Who Can Help You Get Ahead at Work

by Carla Harris. 

Finding a sponsor is one of the keys to advancing in Corporate America. Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman Harris shares how to find one.

For Women in Pursuit of Motherhood and a Career

by Irene Mora. 

For those who have wondered whether women could, in fact, have it all, this talk by fashion businesswoman Mora is a must-watch.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by Angela Lee Duckworth. 

The consultant turned teacher and psychologist argues that “grit” is what separates those who achieve the most from the rest.

How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them 

by Vernā Myers. 

Acknowledging our biases can be uncomfortable, but the key to overcoming them is facing them, the diversity expert explains.

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