June 29, 2020

Listening and Learning: Ted Talks on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Privilege

For those who love podcasts, check out our top diversity and inclusion Ted Talks to listen to right now.

Ted Talk: A Blueprint for Diversity in the workplace:

How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

How Language Shapes the Way We Think

  • https://www.ted.com/talks/lera_boroditsky_how_language_shapes_the_way_we_think?referrer=playlist-a_blueprint_for_diversity_in_the_workplace
  • There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian -- that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. "The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is," Boroditsky says. "Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000."

How to Get Serious About Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

The Power of Diversity Within Yourself

  • https://www.ted.com/talks/rebeca_hwang_the_power_of_diversity_within_yourself?referrer=playlist-a_blueprint_for_diversity_in_the_workplace
  • Rebeca Hwang has spent a lifetime juggling identities -- Korean heritage, Argentinian upbringing, education in the United States -- and for a long time she had difficulty finding a place in the world to call home. Yet along with these challenges came a pivotal realization: that a diverse background is a distinct advantage in today's globalized world. In this personal talk, Hwang reveals the endless benefits of embracing our complex identities -- and shares her hopes for creating a world where identities aren't used to alienate but to bring people together instead.

Lead Like the Great Conductors

Ted Talk Radio Hour:

The Consequences of Racism

Playing with Perceptions

Why We Hate

The Right To Speak

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