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New Voices for Women’s Day 2015

Happy Women’s Day!

Enjoy this playlist of incredible talks from leading women voices, with newly added 2014 speakers:

Christie Smith: This hard-hitting talk is all about other people, until you realize it’s about you. The statistical realities around diversity and inclusion in corporate America today are shocking, and don’t think you aren’t part of the melee. “It’s time to get under the covers” reveals an epidemic of epic proportions and shows us how we’re innocent – yet willing – participants in the stalled efforts of equality in the workplace. The talk urges leaders at all levels to finally make the changes needed. This is the leadership issue of our time.

Shea Rose: The voice has been described as the “muscle of the soul”. Then why do most of us cringe at the sound of hearing our own voice? Through personal stories and singing, Shea Rose, a two-time Boston Music Award winner and Berklee College of Music graduate, shares what she discovered about the human voice, after a major surgery on her vocal cords.

Adria Goodson: In this touching talk, Adria introduces you to three people who are leading social movements to transform unjust systems and open up possibilities for us, our children, and grand children. Adria has been facilitating a learning community for 21st century social movement leaders for a decade. Building collective power, one person at a time, one focused step at a time, can change the world for the better and movement leaders invite you to join in the journey.

Dorie Clark: If you want to make an impact, it takes more than just smarts and hard work. You need to identify your breakthrough idea – a new way of looking at the world that prompts others to listen, understand, and share it. Dorie Clark of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business draws on her research to explain the strategies you can use to develop your own breakthrough idea and make the difference you were meant to deliver.

Megan Shinnick:  Through her own story, social activist Megan Shinnick points out the misconceptions and actual importance of depression, as well as the societal flaws responsible for the increase in the illness among teens. Perhaps the increased pressures put on students create the situation, while the majority of schools don’t have the necessary resources to aid students who suffer depression or anxiety. Megan asks each of us to make a difference in the way society both views and deals with depression.