Articles tagged with: success

Sheryl Sandberg on Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

sheryl-sandberg.jpgFacebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

As the COO at the helm of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg juggles the tasks of monetizing the world’s largest social networking site while keeping its users happy and engaged.

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Rainy Laura Blue Cloud - Youth Activism as The Seeds of Change, TEDxGrassValley

rainy-blue-cloud.jpgRainy Laura Blue Cloud grew up in Nevada County and began her life-long political activism through involvement in local organizations and issues.

She is a Native American (Mohawk) who has worked for several years towards the advancement of the rights of Indigenous Peoples in international law, including her work as Indigenous Youth Ambassador to the United Nations for the American Indian Law Alliance.

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Let’s Take TEDxActionNow On Gender Parity

ted.jpgTED and TEDx conferences are the ultimate intellectual/cultural/creative idea fests. Everyone I know who has been exposed to TED, TEDx or TED talks almost immediately becomes a fan.

(In case you don't what TED is, learn the basics here, and see some cool examples of TED Talks here. And a word of advice: whoever you are, wherever you are, register for the next and closest TEDx event within reach –  the worldwide list is here.)

But nothing, not even TED, is perfect.

Like most conferences, TED suffers a dearth of women speakers on its worldwide stages. That’s an issue. But it’s also an opportunity.??

TEDx events in particular are ideal vehicles for making giant grassroots steps to solving the problem, because their gender parity record is worse than that of the main TED events, which average of 20 – 40% women speakers.

A few months ago, I randomly selected a group of 10 TEDx events from around the world, and looked at the female to male ratio in their speaker lineups.

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Hanna Rosin on The Rise of Women

hanna_rosin.jpgHanna Rosin reviews startling new data that shows women actually surpassing men in several important measures, such as college graduation rates.

Do these trends, both US-centric and global, signal the "end of men"? Probably not -- but they point toward an important societal shift worth deep discussion.

Hanna Rosin isn’t afraid to shine a skeptical spotlight on people’s cherished ideals, whether it’s politically correct dogma or the conservative Christian agenda.

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Kiran Bedi on Visionary Leadership

kiran-bedi.jpgKiran Bedi has a surprising resume. Before becoming Director General of the Indian Police Service, she managed one of the country's toughest prisons -- and used a new focus on prevention and education to turn it into a center of learning and meditation.

She shares her thoughts on visionary leadership at TEDWomen.

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