Women, Power, Media and Political Leadership at American University

My speaking engagement at American University on January 13, 2011 featured a powerhouse panel of women: Journalist, Amanda Hess; Political Strategist, Karen Finney; Women & Politics Institute Director, Jennifer L. Lawless; and Congresswoman Terri Sewell joined me in a discussion about women, power, the media, and political leadership. A full transcript of the event, including the question and answer session, is available at Sociable Susan MagazinePhoto credits: Susan Majek.

Introducing the panel and providing a context for our discussion. Congresswoman Terri Sewell as Jennifer Lawless tells her story.

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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