Photo source: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Facebook

Photo source: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Facebook

There have been countless intelligent and influential women who have used Ted Talks as a platform to pump life into their ideas by sharing them with the world. In the process, these speeches have empowered listeners to either get involved in a worthy cause or use the information from the talk to transform their own lives.

From Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to public personality Monica Lewinski, these women prove a message from the late Robin Williams to be true: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

Here are 10 women with powerful Ted Talks that have the ability to inspire and influence women everywhere.

Kacie Whaley

I'm a writer and philosopher.