8 TED Talks By Women Everyone Should Watch

TED talks - a place where influential people from all sorts of fields are speaking about topics that matter. The speakers are experts in science, business, psychology, but TED talks also offer a platform to those who have an extraordinary personal story to share.

Here are 8 TED talks held by women everyone should watch:

#1 Know your worth, and then ask for it | Casey Brown

Do you have the feeling that you are paid fairly? Casey Brown suggests that no one will ever pay you what you're worth. They only pay you what they THINK what you are worth. She approaches how you can change their mindset, and finally receive your well-deserved money.

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#2 The Menstrual Movement | Nadya Okamoto

Author, activist and social entrepreneur Nadya Okamoto speaks about her life journey, how she talked to homeless women about their biggest challenges and how menstrual hygiene used to be their answer. Nadya addresses the importance of the period movement for girls' and women's empowerment, and shares insights on period poverty on a global scale.

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#3 How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

Neglect, abuse, a parent struggling with mental illness or drug abuse... childhood trauma isn't going "away" when growing up. Nadine Burke Harris opened a pediatric clinic in one of the poorest districts in San Fransico and started to notice that most of her patients experienced severe trauma and that this tangibly affected the development of the brain.

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#4 Meet Yourself: A User's Guide to Building Self-Esteem: Niko Everett

Niko Everett, founder of Girls for Change, shares her impactful life story. Niko learned to put a powerful mirror in front of herself and helps other girls to do the same in order to build their self-esteem. An inspirational and empowering speech.

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#5 We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Famous novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shares her story on feminism, from when she was called a feminist for the first time, how this didn't see it like a compliment, and how she later became a "happy" feminist, "happy African" feminist, and so on. Her TED talk even got published as a book.

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#6 How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control | Ashley Judd

Actor Ashley Judd on how cyberbullying and abuse of women becomes outrages in the online media. She tells her personal story: on violence, being a feminist, a sexual assault survivor and someone who struggles with online misogyny affecting her mental health and overall well-being, but wants to fight against it.

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#7 Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

All over the world, we're missing women in leadership positions. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about why women need to be courageous, sit at the table and then lean in to become leaders who are making a real impact.

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#8 10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

Learn how to create better conversations. Celeste Headlee gives practical advice like why you need to stop multitasking, if you don't know something, say that you don't know or stay brief, and way more tools on having greater conversations.

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