Amy Cuddy, author of the New York Times
is an internationally recognized expert on the art and science of putting your best foot forward. Her 21-minute TED talk on “power posing” -- the idea that conveying confidence through your body language can actually make you feel more confident -- has been viewed an incredible 32 million times, the site’s second most popular talk ever. Cuddy became interested in psychology after suffering a traumatic car accident as a teenager. After the crash, she needed to retrain herself to perform at a high level. Now a professor at Harvard Business School, her research has enabled others to empower themselves in a similar way.