20 Inspiring TED Talks by Black Women You Didn’t Know About

Black women delivering inspiring TED Talk

If you’re a long-time fan of TED Talks, or just looking for some inspiration, we’ve put together something special for you. The following list has 20 different TED Talks by Black women you didn’t know about that will change your life for the better. Every woman on this list shares indispensable knowledge that will leave you feeling motivated and enthusiastic about the journey ahead.
1. Jedidah Isler
“The Untapped Genius That Could Change Science for the Better”

2. Leymah Gbowee
“Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls”

3. Luvvie Ajayi
“Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable”

4. Joy Buolamwini
“How I’m Fighting Bias in Algorithms”

5. T. Morgan Dixon & Vanessa Garrison
“The Trauma of Systematic Racism is Killing Black Women. A First Step Toward Change…”

6. Elizabeth Nyamayaro
“An Invitation to Men Who Want a Better World for Women”

7. Mellody Hobson
“Color Blind or Color Brave?”

8. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“We Should All Be Feminists”

9. Shonda Rhimes
“My Year of Saying Yes to Everything”

10. Stacey Abrams
“3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Everything You Do”

11. Frances Cudjoe-Waters
“Wrapping our Pain in Pretty Packages”

12. Musimbi Kanyoro
“To Solve the World’s Biggest Problems, Invest in Women and Girls”

13. Isabel Wilkerson
“The Great Migration and the Power of a Single Decision”

14. Liz Ogbu
“What if Gentrification Was About Healing Communities Instead of Displacing Them?”

15. Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes

16. Clemantine Wamariya
“The Girl Who Smiled Beads”

17. Teresa Njoroge
“What I learned Serving Time for a Crime I Didn’t Commit”

18. Tiffany Kagure Mugo & Siphumeze Khundayi
“How to Have a Healthier, Positive Relationship to Sex”

19. Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa
“Black Life at the Intersection of Birth and Death”

20. Carla Harris
“How to Find the Person Who Can Help You Get Ahead at Work”

All these women are advocates who fight for a world that’s more inclusive, accepting, and productive. After watching all these TED Talks, explore TED’s directory for more. They have over 2,500 incredible talks covering almost any topic you can imagine.
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