Recently ShoutMeLoud, an online blog that posts excellent advise for bloggers and web-developers alike, posted Top 21 TED Talks To Motivate Entrepreneurs For Success, that showed the embedded Ted Talk of 20 men and only one woman, speaking on motivation and entreperneuralism. As much as I like the blog, I was a little disappointed to find only one of the twenty-one talks by a woman. So here is my rebuttal to ShoutMeLoud’s omission: 20 woman + 1 man.
#1 Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet.
#2 Imagination changes everything: Patti Dobrowolski at TEDxSacram
#3 Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how “patient capital” can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services — and dignity — to the world’s poorest.
#4 Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so — and filming herself for YouTube.
#5 Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school.
#6 How do you tell women’s stories? Ask women to tell them.
#7 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell — of her own life’s transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world.
#8 Women aren’t micro—so why do they only get micro-loans? Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms— are the overlooked key to economic development.
#9 Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to action, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone,” Morley composed this song.
#10 Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word “feminism” in this personal and heartfelt talk.
#11 Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: “What I Will” and “break (clustered)” — meditations on war and peace, on women and power.
#12 New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life — and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.
#13 Maysoon Zayid, “I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
#14 Hanna Rosin – new data that shows women actually surpassing men in several important measures, such as college graduation rates. . .how they point toward an important societal shift worth deep discussion.
#15 Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women talks about three encounters with powerful women who fight to make the world better
#16 Elif Shafak: Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel.
#17 Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk.
#18 , Eve Ensler – tells heartfelt stories of girls around the world who have overcome shocking adversity and violence to reveal the astonishing strength of being a girl.
#19 Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market.
#20 Dr. Brené Brown on Joy: It’s Terrifying – Super Soul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network
#21 Cameron Herold: Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur. . .