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Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt

Co-Founder and President

Take The Lead

New York , Other

I'm co-founder and president of Take The Lead; a new initiative to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of top leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. Want to join the movement? Contact me. In my spare time, I'm an inspiring speaker, author, c...




Power unused is power useless.--Gloria Feldt Well behaved women rarely make history.--Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Find other favorite quotes on

Passionate about women's advancement, politics, Pilates, and teaching women to have a great relationship with power from the boardroom to the bedroom. I enjoy speaking and conducting workshops and webinars on those topics.

Take The Lead

Co-Founder and President

Take The Lead prepares, develops, inspires, and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership roles across all sectors by 2025. It's today's women's movement--a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity.

Take The Lead is a nonprofit organization. Its key programs are Take The Lead Teaches (learning programs online and on the ground), Take The Lead Connects (digital networking and mentoring), Take The Lead Presents (role model presentations), and Take The Lead Drives Change (thought leadership and movement building for systems change).

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Career medium 06

Arizona State University

Professor teaching "Women, Power and Leadership"

I teach this 3 credit class annually, sometimes in person, and more recently online.

I am turning it into a certificate online course that can be taken by anyone anywhere. So stay tuned for more info.


No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Leader, Commentator, World Changer

This system is kind of wonky, as obviously the name of my book isn't where I work, but you get the idea. I am available for keynote speeches and workshops based on the book and its leadership "power tools." I speak on other topics related to women, power, and leadership as well.

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America

President and CEO

Led the movement for women's reproductive health, rights, and justice nationwide and in its international programming. CEO of national office. Initiated successful policy agenda to get insurance coverage for contraception and other proactive legislation, led the national organization and its affiliates through a 25-year visioning process to revitalize and grow both services and advocacy. Also served as president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund which became the largest nonpartisan pro-choice action fund and PAC.


University of Texas Permian Basin

BA, Sociology/Speech Communications