International Women’s Day is Sunday, March 8th. In celebration of the day, we wanted to take a moment to make mention of a few women who have changed the way we think about online video.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk on success, failure and the drive to keep creating is the most-streamed TED talk video of all time. It made inspiration and video synonymous.
Last Fall, Shoshana Roberts made headlines with her video, “10 Hours Walking in NYC”. The video, which went viral across social media and new outlets for weeks, showed what it’s like to be a woman just walking in NYC. By highlighting the problem of street harassment, Roberts inspired impassioned conversation in communities around the world.
Former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright speaks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women’s issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a “soft” issue, she says, women’s issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death. Because video is her medium, we are able to feel a bit more of her personality that writing simply couldn’t convey.
In this video, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions – and offers three powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
This Girl Can
The ladies of Sport England’s “This Girl Can” campaign sent a powerful message with a powerful video showcasing their, well, power.
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life – and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules in this TED Talk video.
We’ll end our post today on an important, powerful note with Emma Watson. In her speech to the UN, she launched the #HeforShe campaign in a video that immediately went viral around the world. She is much more eloquent than we could ever be so we encourage you to check out the video (and share it).
Every day, we encourage you to use video for all types of communication purposes. As you can see here, video can be fun, it can informative, and it can be a conversation starter on a multitude of important topics. If you’re ready to learn more about using video to inspire and change how your company communicates, get started now. And, in honor of International Women’s Day, share an inspiring video of your own.