Success. TED Talks all Career Women Need to Watch


As is the topic of conversation of late, women everywhere are a bit miffed by some recent “events” in the world. Whatever your opinion, the fact is that as a working mother in business I find myself faced with a few unique obstacles, but one thing we can all say we definitely share in common is resilience and grit. These qualities are something to be proud of and something we probably don’t credit ourselves with enough. So here’s to the working mother never settling for less than her best. To finding the very best version of you! Here’s for finding all 24 hours of every day and making them count – whether that be for your family, your job, your hobbies or hopefully all three. We’ve collated some of our favourite TED talks we think every working mum should take the time to watch.

  1. Sheryl Sandberg – Why we have too few women leaders
  2. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all “Have it all?”
  3. Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity of Adversity
  4. Leila Hoteit: 3 Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman
  5. Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection.
  6. Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?
  7. Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit. The power of passion and perseverance
  8. Carmen Agra Deedy: Spinning a story of Mama
  9. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
  10. Susan Redden Makatoa: Stop pandering to working mothers


Sam S

Samantha is the editor at Thirty4Seven and mother to one cheeky boy, Thor. Outside of her day-job as Head of Marketing and full-time-job as a single mum, Sam loves to write and has published four fiction novels. Originally from London and currently residing in Sydney, her ideal way to relax is a stormy day in a quaint coffee shop with her MacBook Pro.

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