Leading With Intention

Not long ago I sat down with freelance writer Corine Garcia for this interview. The article originally appeared as a blog post at Womenetics.

Years ago, as a teenage mother without a college education, one could only imagine that Gloria Feldt felt somewhat limited in career options. But with the right amount of optimism, the proper use of power and her penchant for saying “Yes” to every opportunity, Feldt paved her way to leadership success as the former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood.

Now, after recently being listed as one of “America’s Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers” by Vanity Fair magazine, Feldt’s latest bestselling book “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power” offers well-founded advice to other women.

Womenetics: Vanity Fair named you one of “America’s Top 200 Women Leaders.” To what do you attribute your success as a leader?

Read the full article...
{ Comments Off comments }

Hadassah Nassau Conference: Is There Still a Glass Ceiling?

Keynote Speaking Event

Is There Still a Glass Ceiling?

May 16, 2012 – Hadassah Nassau Region Annual Conference Keynote Speaker “Is There Still a Glass Ceiling?” Long Island Marriott – 11:15 am Uniondale NY

(Click here to read event details)


Read the full article...

Tagged as:
{ Comments Off comments }

She’s Doing It: Katie Couric’s Advice for Making Media Breakthroughs

At the start of this video interview with Katie Couric, the first female major TV network evening news anchor, Katie politely but pointedly calls out interviewer Katie Corrado for introducing her initially as “the lovely Katie Couric.” Much like her interviewee, Corrado is perky and cute. She appears to be a generation younger than Couric.

That Corrado needed to be called out is cause for concern about what lessons are being transmitted from one generation to another, and how the dominant cultural narratives imprint even an obviously intelligent young media professional.

Fortunately, Katie’s willingness to apply No Excuses Power Tool #9 Tell your story, is the best antidote for those women whose consciousness needs to be raised about the remaining barriers to gender equality.

Corrado then asked a stereotypically leading question about whether women compete or support each other in the cutthroat media business.

Read the full article...
{ Comments Off comments }

International CTIA Wireless 2012 Conference

Keynote Speaking Event

International CTIA WIreless 2012 conference

Held in New Orleans, LA on May 9.

Being an activist does not always mean being political. Recently, I served as the moderator for a panel of media innovators who discussed how wireless technology is bringing about social change.

The all-woman panel on “Wireless Activism” focused on how wireless tools are used by activists to create local and global transformation. CTIA is a huge international trade conference attracting over 20,000 people who work in or in businesses related to the wireless technology industry.

It was rather testosterone laden to say the least, with not one of the keynote speakers and only 10% of the panelists being female. The Women’s Media Center sponsored this panel, which I facilitated, thus increasing the numbers of women panelists by 50%.

(Click here to read event details)


Read the full article...

Tagged as:
{ Comments Off comments }

I’m Doing It: Wireless Activism for Social Change

Being an activist does not always mean being political. Recently, I served as the moderator for a panel of media innovators who discussed how wireless technology is bringing about social change.

It was exciting to explore the tools currently being used, invented and dreamed of to create a better world at CTIA Wireless 2012, the international wireless association conference in New Orleans. CTIA hosts this premiere industry conference for wireless, telecom and broadband as well as the key vertical markets that have entered into wireless. Forty thousand service providers, manufacturers, developers, retailers, enterprise end-users and media attend the conference.

The all-woman panel on “Wireless Activism”, presented by the Women’s Media Center, focused on how wireless tools are used by activists to create local and global transformation.

(Click here to read the full article)


Read the full article...
{ 2 comments }

She’s Doing It: Lily Finds Women Revolting and a 9-Year-Old Feminist

You met Lily Womble in last week’s She’s Doing It and learned that she attended the AWID (Association for Women’s Rights in Development) international forum in Istanbul.

There, she recorded video interviews with a number of women from around the globe. Besides the two in this post (watch them to learn what the post title means), you can see more on Lily’s YouTube channel.

Now back in college in Mississippi, 19-year-old Lily reflected on her experience:

Read the full article...
{ Comments Off comments }

She’s Doing It: Meet Lily Womble Out Loud, Part 1

“I am a college woman living in the worst state for women: Mississippi (as determined by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research), and I am passionate about empowering our women and girls!”

So began the e-mail that made my day, March 29 to be exact. It was from Lily Womble, whom I’d never met but immediately knew was a force to be reckoned with. In a very good way.

Lily told me about her blog, Smart Girls Out Loud and her plans to attend the AWID (Association of Women’s Rights in Development) conference in Istanbul April 19—22.

There is no way I could tell you this whole story in one post. So this is part one of a two-part series. Here I’ll introduce you to this very out-loud and proudly feminist young woman whose declared intention

Read the full article...
{ 2 comments }

The Daily Thrive $10 Buck Talk: Sister Courage

Webinar Event

Ten Buck Talk: Sister Courage – How Movement Building Principles Can Grow Your Business, Break Glass Ceilings, and Change the World.

I was the main presenter for this virtual event that was recorded for those who could not attend.

(Click here to read event details)


Read the full article...

Tagged as:
{ Comments Off comments }

She’s Doing It: Elisa Parker Creates Movements Every Day

Elisa Parker, this week’s She’s Doing It, is the visionary co-founder, president and host of the award winning radio program, See Jane Do.

An activist for women, social justice, and the environment, Elisa’s work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories and solutions in each of us.

She hosts her weekly show for nationally acclaimed radio station KVMR and is the co-founder of the Passion into Action™ Women’s Conference. She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program & The White House Project’s Go Run program.

Elisa holds a BA in Communications from SF State and a MA in Organization Development at University of SF. She lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and two daughters.

I’ll be privileged to speak at the 3rd Annual Passion into Action Women’s Conference Oct. 12th-14th, 2012 in Grass Valley, CA, along with musician Holly Near, author activist Frances Lappe, Girl Scouts Rhiannon and Madison (of Roots and Shoots), and many more inspiring speakers.

Gloria Feldt: In No Excuses, I asked, “When did you know you had the power to_____?” What have you learned about your power to) during the past year or so?

Elisa Parker: I knew I had the power to be the solution from a very young age. Social justice has always been very important to me and I’m generally the one that will stand up for the underdog. I’m not one to hang on the sidelines but to go for the front line instead with the attitude of “if not me then who”.

Of course my Pollyanna attitude often creates a surge of anxiety for my husband. He’s never sure what I’ll do next. Considering that women still have a ways to go when it comes to gender parity, it’s not surprising that I’ve taken on the challenge of standing up for women just like myself.

I was recently reminded of one of my defining be the solution moments when I interviewed my long time hero, Lily Tomlin.

Read the full article...
{ Comments Off comments }

See Jane Do webinar

Webinar Event

Invest in Your Passion! Power Tools You Need

A See Jane Do Webinar featuring Gloria Feldt!

Learn how movement building “power tools” can propel your passion, grow your business, break glass ceilings and change the world. Embrace Sister Courage and succeed.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How how to apply 3 simple principles of movement building Gloria learned on the frontlines of leadership.
  • Bite-sized, useful takeaways that you can use right now to put your personal passion into action and harness the power of Sister Courage.

Thursday April 12th, 2012 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PDT

(Click here to read event details)


Read the full article...

Tagged as:
{ Comments Off comments }
Page 7 of 26« First...56789...20...Last »
 
Footer line
Copyright 2010 Gloria Feldt