Women’s Leadership Fund of Orange and Duchess Counties

by Gloria Feldt on June 12th, 2012
in Previous Speaking Engagements and tagged

Keynote Speaking Event

June 12, 2012 – Women’s Leadership Fund of Orange and Duchess Counties in New York. Luncheon event sponsored by Chambers of Commerce and other groups. Held at Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor, NY.

I presented a No Excuses keynote speech during the luncheon to hundreds of business women and men.

Endorsements and Comments

“Wonderful presentation this afternoon! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you and look forward to reading your book. Thank you for helping our Women’s Leadership Fund.” —Megan McKann, Marketing and Communications Manager, United Way of Duchess-Orange Region (Photo: Megan and me)

“You came along as I needed a boost of energy and for that, I thank you. Keep making change.. I’ll be watching and doing some of my own. Thanks again for a terrific presentation and for the book. Can’t wait to read it.” –Miriam Frawley

“Got a power boost at the Chamber luncheon today from Gloria Feldt. You go, girl!” —e-Diner

“Liberty Enviro Mgmt ‏@teamlibertyem @GloriaFeldt your speech was amazing today at the @OrangeNY Chamber breakfast!” (from Twitter)

“I was truly inspired. As a 21 year old recently graduated student your speech meant and taught me A LOT.”  —Lauren Hoheusle

“Thank you very much for your inspiring presentation yesterday. I only heard great comments from the audience. You reminded me of where I was only a short time ago. My story is similar to yours but an ugly divorce left me alone with four little children. I had to raise up to meet the challenge and I did.

I am now 64 years old (I don’t tell very many people that) and everyone around me thinks it is time for me to retire. I am not in any way ready to do that!  I love working and I love my job. I have been hearing the talk of hiring younger people who have new ideas and new ways to do things. You have empowered me to have the courage to speak up once again. Thank you again for your presentation and your book.” — Carol Smith, Vice President Government Initiatives and Special Projects. Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Media Reports

Women should change how they think about power, feminist author says

This article appeared in the Mid Hudson News on June 13, 2012. Apparently written by a staff writer, the article included this photo.


Tips on Boosting  Women’s Wages

This article was written by Jessica Dinapoli and appeared in the Times Herald-Record on June 1, 2012.






I know I talk with my hands, but this is ridiculous.

Orange County NY Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon brought in a respectable number of men too. There were many great questions from the audience. On pretest, about 10% of the attendees raised their hands to indicate they are 10’s on the “I love power” scale. By post test, it looked like about 20-25% identified as perfect 10’s.


Event organizers: Kenya Gipson (l) chairs the Minority and Women’s Task Force and Carol Smith (r) is the Chamber’s VP for Government Initiatives and Special Projects


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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