Lazy Sundays: In Bed with TED

You know how much we at Vixely love to snuggle-up in bed with TED (talks) on Sundays after a long weekend.

This past week, on December 1st, TEDxBayArea held the third annual Global Women Entrepreneurs event to celebrate women leaders around the world. While I was disappointed to miss my first TEDxBayArea/ SF talk since moving to New York, I am very excited to hear all the fantastic feedback from our friends who presented and attended, as well as all the positive buzz via Twitter around the event. The event was held  at the LinkedIn headquarters and featured some extremely inspiring women from all around the world.

TEDxWomen speaker Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, photo from the Paley Center

Our friend, and Vixely Girl Crush, Jesse Draper  (@jessedraper) spoke at the event, as well as Vixely’s Girl Crush Rebeca Minkoff @rebeccaminkoff. TEDx will have all the videos up posted online very soon, follow@vixely on Twitter and Facebook and @jessedraper to stay posted on when they will be live on YouTube and the TED website.

In the mean time, if you haven’t seen these already, below are my current VIX SIX TED talks that I strongly recommend watching:

1. THE TALK THAT FIGHTS VIXELY’S BATTLE

Gary WilsonThe Great Porn Experiment, at TEDxGlasgow

Thank you, Gary! This touches upon the exact inspiration for why we founded Vixely and the scary impact online porn is starting to have on a younger generation (of both men and women) who use it as sex-education. While our audience is more targeted to to how this affects women, I really support that he is sparking a conversation around this critical topic. I found Gary to be very brave to share how he has personally been affected in his own life. WATCH IT!

2. THE TED TALK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Brené BrownThe Power of Vulnerability, at TEDxHouston

Okay, yes, this is not the first time I am bringing up my all-time favorite TED talk by Brené Brown, I won’t bore those who already read my post on the talk and the power it had on me (and to my 2,000 friends I emailed it to begging them to watch it!!). So, if this is your first time hearing about it, then watch it!

3. THE VERY VIXELY VIEWPOINT TALK

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation

Another favorite TED Talk of Vixely’s is posted by TEDxWomen by Jennifer Siebel Newsom (a very powerful video on a crucial topic dear to our hearts by our @girlcrush Jennifer Newsom—a MUST-see video that we posted about as soon as she launched the movie.)

4. THE PRACTICAL ADVICE WOMEN SHOULD KNOW

Pamela Meyer, How to Spot a Liar

The talk is not about how to determine if your friend is making up some catty excuse to not attend an event you are hosting, it is not about how to call people out. Instead, Pamela looks at most lying as a “collaborative act” where both parties are agreeing or consenting to participate and this collaborative lying as well as “white lies” are not the issue. What she is refering to is very chilling: how powerful deception can be and that it can destroy lives.

5. THE TALK YOU SHOULD WATCH TO REMIND YOURSELF HOW TO BEHAVE

Julian Treasure, 5 Ways to Listen Better

We all know we need to be be better listeners. “In our louder and louder world,” says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening—to other people and the world around you.” (TED)

6. THE VIXELY TOPICAL TALK

Mary Roach, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasm

Yes, we have posted this on Vixely before, but watch it again. It’s not actually Very Very Vixely, but it is fascinating (and who isn’t fascinated by science?!)

About TEDxWomen (from the TEDx website)

TEDxWomen performer Maya Azucena

The third annual Global Women Entrepreneurs event at LinkedIn headquarters to celebrate women leaders around the world. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds in the Bay Area and beyond, spanning half way across the globe. Our goal is to highlight a broad spectrum of ideas, thought leadership and business models, addressing a select Silicon Valley audience, while providing an engaging day full of presentations, entertainment and conversation in the renowned TED style.

 NOTE: Featured image from slider is TEDxWomen host and Paley Center president and CEO Pat Mitchell and TEDxWomen speaker Malehlohonolo Moleko. Photo: Ryan Lash by the Paley Center

 

 

About Jennifer Eident

Jennifer Eident is Co-Founder and CEO of Vixely. She moved out to Silicon Valley from New York to receive her MBA at Stanford Business School and hasn’t looked back. Most recently, Jen served as Director of Marketing for XOJET, a TPG portfolio company. She was on the founding team of two previous start-ups and co-founded an innovation incubator between the Stanford Design School and GSB. Prior to Stanford, she worked in Investment Management at Cambridge Associates as well as for the High-Technology division of the Abu Dhabi government. She grew up in the United Arab Emirates and Connecticut. She is determined to be a hacker and loves a late night on W3Schools. As CEO, she swiftly enacted a strict No Pants Policy on Fridays.

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