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Gloria Feldt
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Continuing the series on storytelling 101 by Megan Finnerty. Good stuff.
People tell stories about you all the time. When they recommend you for jobs, for blind dates, for community/school/religious group leadership opportunities. In them, you’re almost always totally indistinguishable from Beyoncé. Kidding. I have no idea what people are saying about you. Do you? They’re likely telling the stories you tell about yourself. If you want more money, more resources, more dates or more opportunities to serve—you need stori...
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It’s official: Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States. She announced her candidacy on Sunday via a video posted to her website. Her decision to enter the 2016 presidential race wasn’t exactly a shocker—despite years of “maybe I will, maybe I won’t” statements, everyone on the planet pretty much knew this was coming—but Twitter was still buzzing for hours after the video went live. Now that her campaign has launched, a quick...
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Here's my equal pay day "take action" post.
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You’re pretty savvy. You’ve learned some lessons, professionally and personally, and you’ve developed more than a handful of insights around these experiences. You’re not a jerk. At more than one dinner party, you’ve made at least two people laugh. Sounds like things are going pretty well. Sounds like you’re ready. It’s time to tell your stories, and to encourage other women to do so, too. Or if you’re already telling, it’s time to polish up some...
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Dear Readers and Leaders, It’s Women’s History Month and I have a personal question: Are you wearing Spanx? Me too. And yes, there is a connection. In the 1970s, feminist leader Betty Friedan urged women to throw away their girdles and we cheered. Today, Sarah Blakely has become one of the few female billionaires by getting us trussed up once again—in Spanx. I’m personally grateful for Spanx. I own up to getting a feel-good dopamine rush when I’m...
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It’s rare for a woman today to have just one title. Many of us are balancing between multiple roles: Writer. Business Owner. Chef. Mother. Volunteer. Driver. Organizer. The list goes on. In honor of its 65th anniversary, fashion brand Ellen Tracy is recognizing women’s work in the world with WOMEN-HYPHENATED, an 8-minute documentary that spotlights three professionals who embody the hyphenated life of the modern woman. Featuring Nickelodeon Presi...
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The NFL announced on Thursday that Sarah Thomas will become the first full-time female referee in league history. The 41-year-old Thomas officiated some NFL team minicamps last year, and was also the first woman to officiate a college bowl game in 2009. She will be working as a line judge when the NFL kicks off its 2015 season in September. This is an encouraging sign of progress from the NFL, which faced heavy criticism for its handling of runni...
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No doubt, leadership is about power. But at its best, it’s about positive power—the power to take decisive action and make things happen (#PowerTO)—not oppressive power (power over). We all need the power to do anything, and in her run for the presidency, Clinton is going to need a ton of it. At Take The Lead we teach nine power tools (the list is below) that any woman needs to meet the challenges of leadership in her life and career. Pioneered a...
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The thing about telling your story is… you’ve got to tell it. As in: out loud. In public. In front of at least two to 47 other people. This is how you get your message across to your boss, your future investor, or your new friend/hot person you want to watch The Mindy Project with and take out on hikes. Or whatever it is you do with your new friends/hot people. Today, we’re going to make a plan for pushing through the feelings of awkwardness, ner...
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Dear Readers and Leaders, It’s Women’s History Month and I have a personal question: Are you wearing Spanx? Me too. And yes, there is a connection. In the 1970s, feminist leader Betty Friedan urged women to throw away their girdles and we cheered. Today, Sarah Blakely has become one of the few female billionaires by getting us trussed up once again—in Spanx. I’m personally grateful for Spanx. I own up to getting a feel-good dopamine rush when I’m...
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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get a free pass? Their mistakes are minimized and their achievements maximized. Doors open for them, and they enjoy the spotlight without a tremendous amount of fanfare. They may or may not be as competent and talented as you are, but everything seems to work in their favor. These people are politically astute. They have learned to work the system in a subtle way. They have gained favor with those in...
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My Women's History Month post featuring women from Abigail Adams to Betty Friedan to Sarah Blakely.
Dear Readers and Leaders, It’s Women’s History Month and I have a personal question: Are you wearing Spanx? Me too. And yes, there is a connection. In the 1970s, feminist leader Betty Friedan urged women to throw away their girdles and we cheered. Today, Sarah Blakely has become one of the few female billionaires by getting us trussed up once again—in Spanx. I’m personally grateful for Spanx. I own up to getting a feel-good dopamine rush when I’m...
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Co-Founder and President, Take The Lead (www.taketheleadwomen.com); speaker and author
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Expert in women's relationship with power and leadership; speaker, writer, teacher on women leadership, author, media commentator, CEO, world changer
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Co-Founder and President, Take The Lead; Author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power
Introduction
Gloria Feldt is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025.  A renowned activist and author, whose passion for social justice has propelled her life’s work, her latest book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, reveals why women are stuck at 18% of top leadership roles. Through inspirational stories and practical tools, in keynotes, workshops, writings, and courses, Gloria shows how women can redefine power, lead themselves with intention, and reach parity from the boardroom to the bedroom for good—their own and society’s. 

Gloria Feldt’s previous books include the New York Times bestseller Send Yourself Roses, co-authored with actress Kathleen Turner, Behind Every Choice Is a Story, and The War on Choice. People Magazine calls Feldt “the voice of experience.” A teen mother from rural Texas, Feldt served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, from 1996-2005. She is a frequent media commentator on women’s leadership and related issues. Feldt teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University and serves on the board of the Women’s Media Center.
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Glamour Woman of the ear; Vanity Fair Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers; Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century; mom and grandmother
Education
  • University of Texas Permian Basin
    Sociology and speech, 1973 - 1974
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How to Tap Into Your Power
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Redefining Our Views of "Power"
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Will Equal Pay Make You Submissive in Bed? - Forbes
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Are You an Iron Lady? | BlogHer
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Can I Negotiate the Pay I’m Worth in a Down Economy? | BlogHer
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Are you willing to negotiate your pay in a down economy? Or would you rather underearn for your entire career?

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Two Generations Dissect Election 2012 and What’s Next for Women’s Rights
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Own Your Power – Aspire - JWM
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