Success. TED Talks all Career Women Need to Watch

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As is the topic of conversation of late, women everywhere are a bit miffed by some recent “events” in the world. Whatever your opinion, the fact is that as a working mother in business I find myself faced with a few unique obstacles, but one thing we can all say we definitely share in common is resilience and grit. These qualities are something to be proud of and something we probably don’t credit ourselves with enough. So here’s to the working mother never settling for less than her best. To finding the very best version of you! Here’s for finding all 24 hours of every day and making them count – whether that be for your family, your job, your hobbies or hopefully all three. We’ve collated some of our favourite TED talks we think every working mum should take the time to watch.

  1. Sheryl Sandberg – Why we have too few women leaders
  2. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all “Have it all?”
  3. Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity of Adversity
  4. Leila Hoteit: 3 Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman
  5. Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection.
  6. Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?
  7. Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit. The power of passion and perseverance
  8. Carmen Agra Deedy: Spinning a story of Mama
  9. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
  10. Susan Redden Makatoa: Stop pandering to working mothers

 

Sam Summers
Sam Summers

Sam is the editor at City Mum and mother to one cheeky toddler, Thor. Outside of her day-job in marketing and full-time-job of Mummy, Sam loves to write and has published three fiction novels. Originally from London and currently in Sydney, Sam is a city girl through and through, with a penchant for Paris and New York. She loves Sydney and the sunshine, but secretly prefers the rain... her ideal way to relax is a stormy day run, followed by a quaint coffee shop and her MacBook Pro.

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