8 Amazing TED Talks Every Woman in Her 20s Should Watch

Looking for a World Cup-worthy pep talk? Want to be inspired to take the leap toward your passion project? There’s no better way to get energized (well, except for a triple-shot latte) than to watch an inspiring TED Talk.

We’ve chosen the eight must-watch TED Talks filled with unconventional and sometimes counterintuitive ways to tackle every twenty-something’s biggest challenges. From marriage to money, these all-star speakers offer life lessons that every woman needs in her arsenal, and trust us, after watching these you won’t dread turning the big 3-0. Grab a pen, because you’ll want to take notes!

1.  Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

A criminal lawyer and highly regarded relationship and life coach, Mel Robbins is known for her no-nonsense attitude and “tell it like it is” approach to help her clients accomplish goals. We guarantee that her thoughts on the F-bomb, a.k.a the word “fine,” will give you that necessary “kick in the butt” motivation to start living your life the way you want.

2. Derek Sivers: Weird or Just Different?

In less than 5 minutes, Derek Sivers reminds us that our everyday assumptions are just our own interpretations of the world.  We should be mindful that different people have different ways of understanding our shared experiences. Keeping this idea at the forefront of your mind while at work will not only strengthen your communication skills, it will allow you to embrace new, and often beneficial, perspectives.

3. Roxane Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist

Writer Roxane Gay identifies herself as a “Bad feminist” because of the high expectations that many feminist stereotypes portray. In this poignant and comedic talk, Roxane assures us that feminism comes in various ways. There is nothing wrong with defining your activism the way that you see it.

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WILAB LOVES is a series of articles and blog posts from across the web that Women’s iLab supports. This article was written by Alexandria Butler and published on LEVO.com on July 7th, 2015.