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5 Ted Talks You Should Watch

Hello, everyone! I always watch some Ted Talks while I’m eating or taking a break from work. Today I’m going to share with you the first part of Ted Talks you should watch. So some of these talks are about women in STEM and some of them being a female leader. I hope you enjoy it.

1) Inspiring the next generation of female engineers | Debbie Sterling

This one is a woman engineer who lives struggles in man dominant field but she won the battle. Here is the story of her company: Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math. She made and customize the toys for young girls.

2) Engineering – Where are the girls and why aren’t they here? | Dr. Jenna Carpenter

This one is more like a scientific research talk by Dr.Jenna. Dr.Jenna talks about stereotypes, implicit bias, microaggressions. She gives tons of data about the topic.

3) 3 lessons on success from an Arab businesswoman | Leila Hoteit

How women in business and working moms can succeed she answered with honestly. She starts with the topic women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts, and they face more cultural rigidity than Western women. Leila Hoteit shares three lessons for thriving in the modern world. Also, she is so honest about the struggles in her life.

4) Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

I think you all watched this but I want to add it to the list because it is so great. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and gives 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

My fav!

5) I don’t do Math | Emily Calandrelli

She is so empowering with these talks. She says STEM education is critical in the modern world and talks about the importance of STEM literacy, and recognizing the negative impacts of pseudoscience. Emily is the producer and host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space, new to television September 2014. She works to promote scientific literacy and women in STEM and is passionate about technology policy, entrepreneurship, open innovation, and space exploration. Emily is a previous employee at NASA and earned her Master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 So I’m finishing today’s post with a quote of Carl Sagan “ Science is much more than a body of knowledge, it’s a way of thinking.”

Have a great day!

You can read the last interview in here!

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