7 TED Talks by Women to Watch

I don’t know if I’m the only person who does this when they’re bored, but when I’m bored, I like to watch TED Talks. I like to think of it as a form of productive procrastination. Could I be doing homework instead? Yes. But at least I’m not binging TV shows on Netflix, right? In honor of International Women’s Day, here are seven TED Talks by women to watch.

1. Teach girls bravery, not perfection - Reshma Saujani

“We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave.”

2. We should all be feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Culture does not make people, people make culture. So if it is in fact true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we must make it our culture.”

3. Confessions of a bad feminist - Roxane Gay

“We can also boldly claim our feminism -- good, bad, or anywhere in between.”

4. Why we have too few women leaders - Sheryl Sandberg

“Women systematically underestimate their own abilities.”

5. Drawing upon humor for change - Liza Donnelly

“Now what if you put together women and humor? I think you can get change.”

6. Can we all "have it all?" - Anne-Marie Slaughter

“Let's make the feminist revolution a humanist revolution.”

7. 3 lessons on success from an Arab businesswoman - Leila Hoteit

“Be happy, it drives people crazy.”