Powerhouse Women: Meet Gloria Feldt – show 28

I met Gloria Feldt at the Bioneers conference last week. What a powerhouse. Gloria 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, reveals why women are stuck at 18% of top leadership roles and shows how women can redefine power, lead themselves with intention, and reach parity from the boardroom to the bedroom for good.


In my video interview, Gloria talks about how women have enormous influence in the world today — and that we can use that power if we have the ability to see it and the strength to use it. The time is now, women. Here are some ways we can do it:

Gloria’s 9 Ways to Embrace Your Power

Know your history

Define your own terms

Use what you’ve got

Embrace controversy

Carpe the chaos

Wear the shirt

Create a movement

Employ every medium

Tell your story

About Gloria: People Magazine calls Gloria Feldt “the voice of experience.” A teen mother from rural Texas, Gloria served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, from 1996-2005. Her passion for bettering women’s lives remains her driving force as an independent commentator on women’s issues, politics, media, and leadership. Gloria teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University and serves on the board of the Women’s Media Center. Her 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.

Gloria’s links

The 9 Ways Blog

Gloria’s new book: No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

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