CHICAGO–With marches around the world last week centered on issues primarily related to women, and with NCUA’s Monica Hughes Davy, who is the director of the Office of Mintority and Women Inclusion, speaking to the Volunteer Leadership Institute last week on those issues, CUToday.info’s The Corner offers five TED talks from women on leadership.
Mellody Hobson: "Color Blind or Color Brave?"
Mellody Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments, talks directly about gender and race in this TED talk, emphasizing importance of workplace diversity and encourages people to start getting comfortable with the uncomfortable topic of race. “I'm asking you to show courage,” she says. “I'm asking you to be bold. As business leaders, I'm asking you not to leave anything on the table.”
Her talk can be found here.
Roselinde Torres: "What It Takes to be a Great Leader"
Roselinde Torres, a senior partner and managing director at BCG, has spent 25 years observing what makes effective leaders. In this TED Talk, Torres offers insights into the characteristics of “thriving” leaders in the 21st century. “They are women and men who are preparing themselves not for the comfortable predictability of yesterday but also for the realities of today and all of those unknown possibilities of tomorrow,” she says.
Her TED talk can be found here.
Susan Colantuono: "The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get"
Susan Colantuono, CEO and founder of Leading Women, a consulting firm, raises the question plaguing corporate America: “Why are so many women mired in the middle….and what must be done to take them to the top?” In her TED talk, Colantuono describes what she calls the “missing 33%” of the career success equation for women and how women can fill it to advance to the top.
You can find her talk here.
Kare Anderson: Leveraging Situations With People Who Are Not Like You
Growing up, Kare Anderson was diagnosed as “phobically shy.” As a result, Anderson spent a lot of time observing people, and she noticed there were some who focused on the greater good, creating opportunities for others. “Unlike an increasing number of Americans who are working and living and playing with people who think exactly like them, opportunity-makers are actively seeking situations with people unlike them,” she says.
The TED talk can be found here.
Carol Dweck: "The power of believing you can improve"
What do you do when confronted with a challenging problem at work that’s difficult to solve? Turns out we’re not too different from 10-year-olds. Psychologist and Stanford professor Carol Dweck explores the the brain differences of people who have a “growth mindset” and those who don’t. “Just the words ‘yet’ or ‘not yet,’ we're finding, give kids greater confidence, give them a path into the future that creates greater persistence,” she says.
The talk can be found here.