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7 ideas to inspire your entrepreneurial journey

Illuminate your journey as an entrepreneur with these insightful talks primed to inspire the current and future generations of female founders ready to embrace new heights of success. (Curated in partnership with Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), Dell's Global Community for female founders.)

  1. 6:40
    Bill Gross The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed

    Bill Gross has founded a lot of start-ups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people's, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.

  2. 11:06
    Noeline Kirabo 2 questions to uncover your passion — and turn it into a career

    What's your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions into profitable businesses — and shares the two questions you can ask yourself to begin doing the same.

  3. 12:26
    Emilie Wapnick Why some of us don't have one true calling

    What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?

  4. 7:50
    Patty McCord 4 lessons the pandemic taught us about work, life and balance

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work for good. Can it also change it for the better? Consultant Patty McCord reviews four key insights employers and employees alike gleaned from their shift to working from home — and shares how companies can use what they learned in lockdown to creatively and innovatively rethink how we do business.

  5. 10:40
    Julia Dhar How to have constructive conversations

    "We need to figure out how we go into conversations not looking for the victory, but the progress," says world debate champion Julia Dhar. In this practical talk, she shares three essential features of productive disagreements grounded in curiosity and purpose. The end result? Constructive conversations that sharpen your argument and strengthen your relationships.

  6. 8:42
    Natsai Audrey Chieza Possible futures from the intersection of nature, tech and society

    Biodesigner Natsai Audrey Chieza prototypes the future, imagining a world where people and nature can thrive together. In this wildly imaginative talk, she shares the vision behind her innovation lab, which works at the intersection of nature, technology and society to create sustainable materials and models for the future. Chieza invites us to consider what kind of world we wish for — and what systemic changes and collaborations need to happen for it to exist.

  7. 15:34
    Esther Perel The routines, rituals and boundaries we need in stressful times

    How do you effectively regulate stress? Therapist Esther Perel discusses the importance of creating routines, rituals and boundaries to deal with pandemic-related loss and uncertainty — both at home and at work — and offers some practical tools and techniques to help you regain your sense of self. (This conversation, hosted by TED's Helen Walters, was recorded February 2021.)