Changing Hands Bookstore: Tempe, Arizona

Top Left: A packed house waited for the reading to begin. Lots of old friends and family made this event especially special.

Top Center: I love this bookstore!

Top Right: A panel of politically astute women talk about various power tools.

Bottom Left: Debra Boehlke tells how she knew she had the power to at age 16 when she discovered she could earn money to support herself. Debra, Bree Boehlke, executive director of Emerge Arizona and Dana Kennedy, Emerge board member all shared their power political moments.

Bottom Right: Signing AZ state senate candidate (and personal hero) Rita Dickinson’s book.

GLORIA FELDT is the bestselling author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The LeadPeople has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the honors she has been given, Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” she was named Glamour’s “Woman of the Year,” a She Knows Media Inspiring Woman, and a Women’s eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st century.

As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, she has created the most comprehensive initiative to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. The women’s leadership nonprofit offers a variety of training programs and workshops including the 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.

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