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Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt

Co-Founder and president

Take The Lead Women

Greater New York City Area, us

I co-founded Take The Lead with the bold mission to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership roles in all sectors by 2025. A successful CEO and nationally acclaimed movement leader for women, I'm an inspiring keynote speaker, teacher, author, teacher, world changer, and m...


Take The Lead Women

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. Because it's time!

Take The Lead is the game changer that will break through the place where women have been stalled for almost two decades at average 18% of top leadership positions on politics and the workplace.

Rooted in women's relationship with power, and offering on the ground and in the cloud:

--learning programs,
--mentoring and purposeful networking,
--role modeling events,
--thought leadership, and movement building

Take The Lead's vision is for women to lead and live without limits. I co-founded Take The Lead with Amy Litzenberger, board chair. I am president and chief curriculum consultant/deliverer. Check out our website for programs and services for you as an individual and for your company or organization. Join our mailing list (go to and sign up) to stay up to date on calendar of events and offerings, or to get involved as a volunteer. Connect and contact us here on LInkedIn or @takeleadwomen and on Facebook at Take The Lead Women

We are currently seeking funding to scale up and make sure that our programs are available to all women who want to achieve their full potential. Also seeking program partnerships, volunteer board members with a passion for women's leadership parity and who love to raise money and leverage their influence.

I'm not saying "Bah, Humbug." But a little less gratitude for certain things could help you succeed.

The Sum — The Meaning of This Week

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Arizona State University

Professor teaching "Women, Power and Leadership"

I teach "Women, Power, and Leadership" in the School of Social Transformation.

Keynote Speaker, Teacher, Best Selling Author, Commentator, Thought Leader, World Changer

Inspiring Keynote Speaker, Workshop Leader giving women in business and public service the tools they need to embrace their power to lead authentically and with intention.

Thought leader on Women, Power, and Leadership, and professor of same at Arizona Sate University.

Best selling author, most recently of "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power."

I deliver dynamic and inspiring keynote speeches, conduct practical "Power Tool" workshops, write books, and do media commentary (TV, radio, print, web). People Magazine called me "the voice of experience" because of my personal and professional story--teen mom to CEO of world's largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. That has been followed by deep study of women's ambivalent relationship with power and leadership. I share this unique expertise in leadership, providing immediately usable tips and tools to participants from any business, professional, political, or civic group, and direct benefits to employers seeking to recruit and retain high-performing female knowledge workers.

Learn more about my speeches, workshops, and webinar topics and related media expertise at

NY Women's Forum


Women Action Media



Syndicated blogger

Wrote Heartfeldt Leadership column, frequently asked to syndicate political commentary, post original blogs regularly.