I’m Doing It: 6 New Speeches for Women’s History Month March 2013

by Gloria Feldt on January 2nd, 2013
in Know Your History, Leadership, Power Tools, She's Doing It, Wear the Shirt and tagged , , , , , , ,

Happy New Year! Time to pull out that spanking new calendar and start filling in 2013’s highlights.

Women’s History Month—March—is always a big highlight for me. I blog almost every day. Or when I’m smart, I recruit fabulous guest posters, like Liz O’Donnell and Deborah Siegel.

Why? Let’s face it—history has largely been defined through the male lens, recorded by male pens, with men as the main protagonists, and women, if noticed at all, in supporting roles. As the saying goes, you can’t be what you can’t see.

The converse—you can aspire to that which you can imagine—is why I created six new speeches for Women’s History Month, March 2013. I had fun cooking up these new ideas to make women’s history interesting, relevant, and inspiring to corporate, professional, civic, college, and nonprofit groups of all kinds:

—“The Power of Sheroes: Why Women Want Role Models, Mentors, and Sponsors, and How to Get Them”

—“Remember the Ladies: 3 Surprising Mistakes of the Women’s Movement and the Leadership Lessons They Can Teach Us”

—“On the Waves: Celebrating Top 10 Highlights of Women’s Advancement – and Envisioning the Journey Still Ahead”

—“Is This the End of Men or the Beginning of Women?”

—“What Will It Take for Women to Reach Parity in Leadership?”

—“Seriously, Henry Higgins? Must a Woman Be More Like a Man to Succeed?”

All my presentations are customized to address the group’s goals, and they can be delivered as keynotes or accompanied by a 9 Ways Leadership Power Tool Workshop.

Last fall, I taught my Arizona Sate University course “Women, Power, and Leadership” online for the first time. I had a chance to learn webinar skills. If you are interested in exploring a digital version of one of these speeches, we can talk about that option.

We’ll know we’ve reached gender parity when women’s visibility in the telling of history and the making of it, will be, well, just normal.  With these six new Women’s History Month speeches, I aim to help make that happen.  My personal goal is to fill up every day in March with a speech, workshop, webinar, op ed, or other action that tells women’s stories and inspires new ones, and so to share the fascinating history lessons we can learn from famous women, and many more you never heard of.

Contact me to request a speech or workshop by me. But whomever you choose for your program, please honor the women in your life and workplace by recognizing Women’s History Month this March at your organization.

Sometimes people say nice things like this about my presentations:

“Gloria Feldt delivered a powerful and stirring presentation at NowStreet’s “Women Transforming Our Financial Markets Symposium”… Women receive the tools and motivation to assume the leadership positions that will profoundly impact our economy and society.”
Dara Albright, founder, NowStreet

“I was inspired by your presentation at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. The entire conference wowed me, but your session spoke to me more deeply than any other.”  —Caroline O’Shea, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Hiatt Career Center, Brandeis University 

“Empower your invaluable women knowledge workers by hiring Gloria Feldt to speak to your executives, Board members, and high-performing women to crack the diversity nut American business has so far found to be as elusive as the creation of cold fusion.”  —Victoria Pynchon, principal-She Negotiates, attorney-mediator

“Your Presentation was excellent.  I’ve already used ‘power to’ versus ‘power over’ as a mantra for other relationships and conversations. The response is like an awakening in the people who hear it.” —Jennifer Brunner, former Ohio Secretary of State 

“The best lecturer we had in my four years on the lecture board.” —Nick Goldberg, former Co-President, Brown University Lecture Board 

“[O]ne of the most inspirational women in America.”
—Cindi Leive, Editor-in-chief of Glamour Magazine 

 “How moved I was!” —Eve Ensler 

“Part den mother, part businesswoman, part Mae West.” —Texas Monthly

For more information, see www.GloriaFeldt.com.

Contact me to request a speech or workshop.

Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is the author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. Buy the book here. Engage Gloria for a Speech or Workshop. Tweet @GloriaFeldt and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ Gloria is the co-founder (with Amy Litzenberger) of Take the Lead, a new initiative to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Find them @takeleadwomen and on Facebook.

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