SNJ: T-1965 |“8 TED Talks by Exceptional Black Women You Didn’t Know You Needed” | Author: Lisa Fraser | Publisher: Black Enterprise | #SmitaNairJain #CopyPaste #womenwhocode #womenintech #womenindigital #womenindatascience #thoughtleaders #tedxtalks #tedx

                                                              March 22, 2018 09:58 PM 

It’s International Women’s Day (and Women’s History Month), which means that in addition to showing some extra love and support to the Women of Power in and around your circle, it’s a good time to binge on some enriching TED Talks by phenomenal influencers.

You can extract some major life inspiration from such thought-provoking speakers as Jedidah Isler, the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale, who expresses her deep belief in the value of diversity in STEM fields; Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, who stresses the untapped potential of girls around the world; author Luvvie Ajayi, who encourages women of color to speak their mind; and Joy Buolamwini, the MIT grad student fighting bias in machine algorithms.

The passionate women featured here are fearlessly creating magic, disrupting paradigms, and sparking change with their transformational ideas and actions. Each woman is making a sizable impact in her field and each talk is bound to fill you with insight and motivation to last throughout this entire Women’s History Month and beyond.

These are the eight TED Talks by exceptional black women that you cannot miss.

Jedidah Isler, Astrophysicist – “The Untapped Genius That Could Change Science for the Better”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/jedidah_isler_the_untapped_genius_that_could_change_science_for_the_better

Luvvie Ajayi, Author – “Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/luvvie_ajayi_get_comfortable_with_being_uncomfortable

Joy Buolamwini, Coder, Founder, The Algorithmic Justice League – “How I’m Fighting Bias In Algorithms”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/joy_buolamwini_how_i_m_fighting_bias_in_algorithms

Leymah Gbowee, Peace Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner – “Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/leymah_gbowee_unlock_the_intelligence_passion_greatness_of_girls

T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, CEO and COO, GirlTrek – “When Black Women Walk, Things Change”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/t_morgan_dixon_and_vanessa_garrison_walking_as_a_revolutionary_act_of_self_care

Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Political Scientist, Executive Director, UN Women – “An Invitation to Men Who Want a Better World for Women”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_nyamayaro_an_invitation_to_men_who_want_a_better_world_for_women

Mellody Hobson, Investment Expert, President, Ariel Investments – “Color Blind or Color Brave?”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/mellody_hobson_color_blind_or_color_brave

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Novelist – “We Should All Be Feminists”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists

Honorable mention: Shonda Rhimes, Writer, Producer – “My Year of Saying Yes To Everything”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/shonda_rhimes_my_year_of_saying_yes_to_everything

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa Fraser

LISA FRASER

Lisa Fraser is the Content Researcher at Black Enterprise, leading the research for special editorial lists across print and digital platforms. She is passionate about people, personal growth, travel, cultures, and wellness. Her work has also appeared in amNewYork, The Root, and Newsday.

 

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