With the return of the Tedx Festival to our Sydney shores in May and the recent passing of International Women’s Day, we thought we’d put together some of the most inspiring & motivational talks from real women doing real cool things across all fields and in all corners of the world…

 

WHY 30 IS NOT THE NEW 20 – MEG JAY

Psycho therapist Meg Jay has an incredibly motivating message for twenty somethings and everyone who knows and loves one, and that is to reclaim the defining decade of your adulthood and start working towards the life you want to live now!

 

 

 

 LOOKS AREN’T EVERYTHING…BELIEVE ME, I’M A MODEL – CAMERON RUSSELL

In a generation where by 17, 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies, Cameron Russell talks insecurity, career goals and the gender and racial oppression that has contributed to her modelling success. Russell tells it how it is in the behind the scenes of the modelling world and is fearless and inspiring in her honesty.

 

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WHY WE HAVE TOO FEW WOMEN LEADERS – SHERYL SANDBERG

As the Chief Operating Officer for Facebook (2010), Sheryl Sandberg knows a thing or two about success.   Sandberg looks at the percentages of women that reach the top positions in any field and shares three key pieces of business and life advice to change this statistic.

 

 

 

 HOW TO LIVE PASSIONATELY — NO MATTER YOUR AGE – ISABEL ALLENDE

With first hand experience on the effects of ageing, author Isabel Allende, age 71, discusses the the fears that come with ageing openly but also the gratitude, freedom and lightness that comes with it too and the plans you can make to live passionately at any age.

 

 

 

WHY DO AMBITIOUS WOMEN HAVE FLAT HEADS? – DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY

“You can always tell ambitious women by the shape of our heads: They’re flat on top for being patted patronisingly”, she says.  As an escapee from war torn Europe at 5 years old, Shirley explains her revolutionising software company for and by women that turned 70% of its employees into millionaires and changed the way women in business were viewed forever…

 

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