Interesting videos from the TED Women 2010 conference

In my day-to-day job, I work for the most part with men. I don’t mind, but from time-to-time I wonder and think about why there are so few women in my industry. As my interest has grown, I’ve started working with an internal women’s group to support other women in my office in their career and professional growth.

I’m also a long-time TED viewer, and recently got the opportunity to watch a live stream of the TEDWomen Conference through the women’s group. Several of the videos were very intriguing, but only a few were streamed. Looking more through the TED site, I’ve found a couple more that I felt were worth sharing with a larger audience.

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders
Facebook 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.
http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders.html

Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland’s financial crash
Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 traditionally “feminine” values to financial services. At TEDWomen, she talks about these values and the importance of balance.
http://www.ted.com/talks/halla_tomasdottir.html

– k8

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