About Gloria

Gloria Feldt is a nationally renowned activist and author, whose passion for social justice has propelled her life’s work. Her new book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, was published by Seal Press in October 2010. It reveals why women are stuck at 18% of top leadership roles and, through both inspirational stories and practical tools, 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.

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. Feldt’s passion for bettering women’s lives remains her driving force as an independent commentator on women’s issues, politics, media, and leadership. 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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Television and Video

Gloria has been featured as both a news maker and a media commentator in major media outlets. Her featured video clips are below. Visit the Video Library for more clips.

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Gloria analyzes the impact that women candidates had on the November 2010 election Gloria’s response to Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention.
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KAET’s Ted Simons asks Gloria to discuss her latest book No Excuses, and what embracing power means for women. Samantha Ettus asks Gloria about leadership lessons learned from her career in the women’s movement.

Gloria in Print

Visit the Articles & Interviews page for a comprehensive list of Gloria’s work.

Why Women are Fed Up
On “Friday Night Lights,” a Brave and Honest Abortion Story
Women’s Roadblock to Power: Themselves,” a Q and A with Wency Leung from The Globe and Mail.
“What’s Holding Women Back?”, an interview with Adriana Gardella from the New York Times.
Margaret Sanger’s Obscenity
“Girls Don’t Cry: Hazards of Campaigning While Female,” by Maureen Corrigan. National Public Radio
Time to Change How We Think About Power
How to Become Fluent in the Language of Power
2010 Election Over; Seven-Point Plan for 2012
Aniston-O’Reilly Tiff Mirrors Gender Disparities on Women’s Equality Day
No Temple in Temple
To Run the World, Power Up Feminism
Where the Hell are All the Women?
Beyond Roe and Towards Human Rights for Women
Obama’s First Year: A Disturbing Failure to Lead
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