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5 Inspiring TED Talks by word’s most creative women

5 Inspiring TED Talks by word’s most creative women

by Wishu
1 June 2021

Want to refresh your creative mojo?

The TED archives are packed full of inspiring talks from the world’s best designers, artists, illustrators and business leaders.

1. Lessons in Creativity: Julie Burstein

Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living, and, as a result, has learned a thing or two about how to be creative. In this nicely structured talk, she shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss, sharing insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.

2. A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

American actress, producer and activist Jane Fonda has been friends with actress and comedian Lily Tomlin for decades. In this raw, tender and wide-ranging conversation hosted by Pat Mitchell, the three discuss longevity, feminism, the differences between male and female friendship, and women’s role in future of our planet.

3. The stories behind the New Yorker’s iconic covers: Françoise Mouly

Françoise Mouly has been the art director of The New Yorker, a magazine famous for its cover art, since 1993. In this visual retrospective, she considers how a simple drawing can cut through the torrent of images that we see ever

5. Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage: Kayla Briët

Californian Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery, and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. In this inspiring talk, she explains how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage by infusing them into film and music time capsules.


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