Looking for inspiration? Look no further. In this five part series, fifty talented black women from across the globe share their powerful words of wisdom.
Starting here, enjoy 50 thought provoking TED talks by 50 super talented black women in this five part series.
Featured in Part 1:
ELIZABETH NYAMAYARO | TEDWomen 2015
An invitation to men who want a better world for women.
AMMA ASANTE | TEDxBrixton
The power of defining yourself.
RAKIA REYNOLDS | TEDxBarnardCollege
Rules of the road on your journey to success.
SARAH LEWIS |TED2014
Embrace the near win.
ANNE-MARIE IMAFIDON | TEDxBarcelonaED
Let’s save the world with girl-led startups.
SOMARA THEODORE | TEDxCreativeCoast
The evolving identity of a first generation American.
MEMORY CHAMPITI | TEDxYouth@Lilongwe
Local charity: Yes you can.
DR MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK | TEDxHousesofParliament
The dawn of a new space era.
NOZIPO MARAIRE | TEDxHarare
Indigenous versus indi-genius.
FELICIA HATCHER | TEDxJamaica
Tell your failure story.
This is part two of our series of five posts sharing TED talks by fifty talented black women from across the globe.
Featured in Part 2:
PANASHE CHIGUMADZI | TEDxJohannesburg
A new self-identity for Africans.
MAJORA CARTER | TEDxMidWest
Three stories of local eco-entrepreneurship.
PATRICIA OBO-NAI | TEDxLabone
The age of the girl geek.
LATISHA CAMPBELL | TEDxYale
I am a radical: changing the odds.
CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE | TEDxEuston
We should all be feminists.
ANGELA JACKSON | TEDxProvidence
Turning urban youth into global citizens.
MAAMEYAA BOAFO | TEDxAccra
Being the real me without apology.
OLA OREKUNRIN | TEDxBerlinSalon
MELLODY HOBSON | TED2014
Color blind or color brave?
MAGATTE WADE | TEDxUFM
Disruptive Brands as Cultural Innovation.
This is part three of our series of five posts sharing TED talks by fifty talented black women from across the globe.
Featured in Part 3:
THANDIE NEWTON | TEDGlobal 2011
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness.”
MINNA SALAMI | TEDxBrixton
To change the world, change your illusions.
TARA WILKINSON-MCCLEAN | TEDxBridgetown
Re-imaging wealth in global media.
PENINAH NTHENYA MUSYIMI | TEDxAmsterdam
I am the change.
THELMA GOLDEN | TEDxHarlem
Innovation Through Art – The Preposition Problematic.
MICHAELA DEPRINCE | TEDxAmsterdam
From “devil’s child” to star ballerina.
SHAKIRAH BOURNE | TEDxBridgetown
The curse of the starving artist.
KIMBERLY BRYANT | TEDxKC
ZAIN ASHER | TEDxEuston
Trust your struggle.
ALLYSON HOBBS | TEDxStanford
The chosen exile of racial “passing.”
This is part four of our series of five posts sharing TED talks by fifty talented black women from across the globe.
Featured in Part 4:
HANNAH POOL | TEDxEuston
Discovering myself while discovering Erithrea.
JASMINE BURTON | TEDxAtlanta
Innovation to sanitation through empathic design.
KAKENYA NTAIYA | TEDxMidAtlantic
A girl who demanded school.
MAHLET AFEWORK | TEDxPlaceDesNations
Ancient tradition/modern fashion.
FADEKEMI AKINFADERIN-AGARAU | TEDxEuston
Finding my calling.
RAPELANG RABANA | TEDxCapeTown
Using mobiles to rekindle learning.
PATIENCE MTHUNZI | TED2015
Could we cure HIV with lasers?
SAEEDA WRIGHT | TEDxConcordiaUPortland
The ultimate selfie – love.
ORY OKOLLOH | TEDGlobal 2007
How I became an activist.
Cultural heritage: a basic human need.
This is the final part of our series of five posts sharing TED talks by fifty talented black women from across the globe.
Featured in Part 5:
ANGELA PATTON |TEDxWomen 2012
A father-daughter dance… in prison.
JULIANA ROTICH |TEDGlobal 2013
Meet BRCK, internet access built for Africa.
CATHERINE PHIRI |TEDxEuston
Debunking the made-for-Africa script.
TALITHIA WILLIAMS | TEDxClaremontColleges
Own your body’s data.
CHINWE ONYEAGORO | TEDxWindyCity
I’m an inefficient market entrepreneur.
DAYO OLOPADE | TEDTalentSearch
The new African narrative.
NDIDI NWUNELI | TEDxEuston
Rage for Change.
MAYA PENN | TEDWomen 2013
Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist Maya Penn.
DR MAMPHELA RAMPHELE |TEDxCapeTownED
Rising to our citizens’ responsibility.
reblogging for later! hoping that there are some mental disease/coping strategies discussions on this list