Are you aiming for the C-suite? So did Sara Blakely, Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington. And these powergirls not only made it to the top, they have also shared their experiences, learnings and the small catastrophes that come with being a woman in charge. These talks will immediately inspire you to get up and work, work, work until you reach your goals.
Sara Blakely – The story of Spanxs
Sara Blakely is the founder and CEO of the undergarment company Spanx. In her talk, she shares her journey and inspires us to take risks, be passionate, and work hard. Starting Spanks when she was only 27 years old, Sara has worked her way up to the top, being named in The Times list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. She is also a billionaire, because everyone from Kim K to your co-worker loves Spanx. A multi-million dollar company she started in her living room with only $5,000 savings.
Sheryl Sandberg – Why we have too few women leaders
Sheryl Sandberg is a big-time feminist and in her book and talks she encourages women to “lean in”. Her TED talk and the worldwide reaction to it (5 million views!) was one of the driving forces that inspired her to write her phenomenal book and share her story. She talks about things like being too shy to brag about her success at Harvard to negotiating her terms with Marc Zuckerberg.
Arianna Huffington – How to succeed get more sleep
Talking about how she fainted from exhaustion 2 ½ years before from lack of sleep, Arianna Huffington emphasised the importance of sleep, urging the women at TEDwomen 2010 to get more. The power of a good nights sleep, she says, will lead to an increase of productivity and happiness. Arianna’s way of delivering speeches is not only very vivid and funny, she also takes you by the hand to guide you through her messages. Listening and following the advice of a woman who is not only co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post but also a nationally syndicated columnist and author of thirteen books can only be a step in the right direction.