In Honor of International Women’s Day, I’ve decided to share my top favorite talks given by empowered women. These speeches are all different, but they all have one thing in common; They are given by inspiring women who have had to speak louder to get their voices heard. Throughout the years these talks have helped me to lift my spirit when I have needed it the most ( personally and professionally) and have inspired me to move forward in despite of challenges. Each of these women somehow are making a change in the world. Their acts have become motivation, their deeds have become an inspiration and their eloquent speeches have become words of encouragement for so many other women.
I hope you enjoy these talks and that you share them with someone who might need to hear about these wonderful women.
Jameela Jamil- Tell Him
I am a close follower of the MAKERS conference, which is a global women’s leadership event that gather so many inspiring women in business, entertainment and the tech industry. One of my favorite moments was when Jameela Jamil read a poem about how men should be educated in today’s world. I felt it very personal as I’m about to be an auntie of a boy and most of my close friends have boys.
Sheryl Sandberg at UC Berkeley Commencement
I LOVE Sheryl Sandberg and admire a lot of her ideals, so I had a hard time picking my favorite speech from her. She has helped me immensely on my professional career, but I thought this speech was one of her most personal ones, and the one that touched me the most. My favorite quote from her speech was “The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days—the times that challenge you to your very core—that will determine who you are. You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.”
Malala Yousafzai- Nobel Peace Prize Speech
I heard about Malala a few years back, and I got so inspired and intrigued by her story and how much she has been through at her young age. She became the youngest Nobel Prize in history. Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education that survived an assassination attempt (shot in the head) by Taliban activist at age of 14 and went out to set-up the Malala Fund and relentlessly fights for the right to female education. Her book is incredible, and this is one of my favorite talks from her because is a call to unite all those that have suffered the same atrocities, and that are fighting the same fight as her—reminding us that we are never alone.
Casey Brown- TED talk
Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and what she has leaned to help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence. This was a very good talk to watch when you need to remind yourself of your value and why you need to be paid fairly and matching to what you bring to the table, specially if you are a woman.
Today, shouldn’t’ be the only day we celebrate our greatness and all the good things we bring to this world. So, make sure you remember how powerful you are, and make sure you help those other #girlbosses who are trying to achieve their goals- because we will get further TOGETHER ♥