This is part two of our series of five posts sharing TED talks by fifty talented black women from across the globe.
11. PANASHE CHIGUMADZI | TEDxJohannesburg
A new self-identity for Africans. Panashe Chigumadzi is a young storyteller from Zimbabwe on a mission to ”redefine and reaffirm the African identity.” Inspired by untold African stories and agitated by African narratives, her literary and other works move the conversation forward. Panashe organises African Film Club and has produced the documentary Africa’s Upstarts. In her day job she reports for CNBC Africa.
12. MAJORA CARTER | TEDxMidWest
Three stories of local eco-entrepreneurship. Majora Carter tells three inspiring stories of people who are saving their own communities while saving the planet.
13. PATRICIA OBO-NAI | TEDxLabone
The age of the girl geek. Vodafone Ghana chief technology officer Patricia Obo-Nai urges women in Ghana and Africa to join the ICT workforce.
14. LATISHA CAMPBELL | TEDxYale
I am a radical: changing the odds. LaTisha Campbell, a Yale student-activist studying sociology and African American studies, discusses servant leadership and understanding and ending the cradle-to-prison pipeline.
15. CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE | TEDxEuston
We should all be feminists. Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shares her experiences of being an African feminist, and her views on gender construction and sexuality.
16. ANGELA JACKSON | TEDxProvidence
Turning urban youth into global citizens. Angela Jackson is the founder and executive director of the Global Language Project, an educational movement that seeks to equip disadvantaged public-school students with the skills to compete in a globalized world and work force.
17. MAAMEYAA BOAFO | TEDxAccra
Being the real me without apology. MaameYaa Boafo shares the story of a young African girl who travelled all over the world and finally settled in the United States with the dream of becoming an actress.
18. OLA OREKUNRIN | TEDxBerlinSalon
Womenomics. Ola Orekunin, a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, discusses the strength of women in business.
19. MELLODY HOBSON | TED2014
Color blind or color brave? Mellody Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments, makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.
20. MAGATTE WADE | TEDxUFM
Disruptive Brands as Cultural Innovation. Magatte Wade was born in Senegal and educated in France. Her company, Adina World Beverages, is now the most widely distributed U.S. consumer brand founded by an African entrepreneur.
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