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Gloria Feldt

2015 Speaker

GLORIA FELDT is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, leadership expert and co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a multi-faceted initiative to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to their fair and equal share of leadership positions by 2025. Feldt’s fourth and latest book “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power reveals how women’s ambivalent relationship with power holds them back and gives practical “power tools” that work from the boardroom to the bedroom. Feldt teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University. A teen mom and high school dropout from rural Texas who rose to serve as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1996-2005, her inspiring personal story caused People magazine to dub her “The Voice of Experience,” Vanity Fair to name her to their top 200 women legends, leaders and trailblazers and Glamour to honor her as Woman of the Year. As a newsmaker she has appeared on most major news and talk shows ranging from O’Reilly to Jon Stewart, and has been interviewed by and written for numerous national outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Elle and the Daily Beast.   @gloriafeldt