Emily’s List Keynote

by Gloria Feldt on May 25th, 2012
in Previous Speaking Engagements and tagged

Keynote Speaking Event

Emily’s List Majority Council regional conference

Fairmont Chicago, Chicago, IL.,  Thursday, May 24, 2012
9:00 AM Conference · 12:30 PM Luncheon

EMILY’s List is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office. EMILY’s List looks for viable political opportunities and recruits strong pro-choice Democratic women candidates to run. Then connects their community of women with the candidates and motivates women to vote. When Women Vote, Women Win!

Endorsements and Comments

“You were fantastic! Absolutely perfect. I personally appreciate all you are doing for women.” —Stephanie Shriock, President, Emily’s List 


Check out these Emily’s List event Photos on Flickr

 A Day in the Windy City and we Were Blown Away; this article was wrtitten By Alison McQuade on June 7, 2012, published in the Emily’s List blog

Storify Summary: A Day in the Windy City; this recap of the event includes tweets and pictures like this.

Conference Agenda

8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast — A chance for our members to mix and mingle with candidates and local leaders as we start the day.

9:00 AM – Candidate Panel — With host Congresswoman Betty Sutton, a panel of EMILY’s List candidates will discuss the 2012 election season on the front lines.

10:00 AM – WOMEN VOTE! and Women’s Monitor Briefing — Up-to-the-minute research on women voters and how they affect Democratic wins in key states, presented by pollster Lisa Grove of Grove Insight and EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE! Director Denise Feriozzi.

11:00 AM – Political Update — A briefing from EMILY’s List Political Director, Jonathan Parker, about the incredible number of women running for office in 2012, from Elizabeth Warren in the Senate to Val Demings in the House, and the opportunities ahead.

12:00 PM – Conference Reception — A reception exclusively for our Majority Council members to connect with other engaged EMILY’s List members, candidates, and women leaders from your community.

12:30 PM – Luncheon — Luncheon, featuring Keynote Speaker Gloria Feldt, where we’ll explore the 2012 political playing field and Women’s Historic Year and hear from women leaders like Stephanie Schriock and Congresswoman Gwen Moore


Great spirit in the room, especially when I challenged them to “Fight Forward!”

Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriock–who is doing a fantastic job of growing the organization and energizing the troops.

What an honor to be introduced by Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). She’s quite a hoot as is evident here, but could not be more serious in her commitment to women’s rights. As a survivor of sexual abuse, she told her powerful story on the floor of the house to urge her colleagues to vote for the Violence Against Women Act.

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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