YWCA Tucson Women’s Leadership Conference

Greetings from Tucson where I delivered a keynote for the 2011 Annual YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Conference on my favorite topic, No Excuses and a brief workshop on the 9 Ways Power tools with about 400 women.

I had the honor of tag-teaming with the inspiring Shoshana Johnson, the first African American female prisoner of war (POW) of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Plus, we were Glamour Women of the Year honorees together in 2003!


Friday Round Up: Inspiring Women and Taking Leadership NOW

Photo: Signing books at YWCA Tucson Women’s Leadership Conference-that’s  Sergeant Bernadette Martinez Smith on the right–do read her inspiring story here: http://9ways.gloriafeldt.com/2011/10/05/she%E2%80%99s-doing-it-sargent-bernadette-smith-making-a-difference/


Tucson, AZ
Friday, 9/16/11
Keynote Presentation
YWCA Tucson Women’s Leadership Conference
Westin La Paloma

Bernadette Smith I had the honor to meet Sergeant Bernadette Smith at the YWCA Women’s Leadership Conference in Tucson. We had written back and forth, as she had contacted me via this website after discovering No Excuses in a local bookstore. Once I met her in person I knew she was someone you had to meet. She is the epitome of “Power-To” utilized gracefully in a very male-centric profession.

As you’ll see she also has a keen sense of humor about it. This is her inspiring story written for “She’s Doing It.” She’s Doing It: Sergeant Bernadette Smith Making a Difference










Gloria Feldt is the author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. Buy the book here. Engage Gloria for a Speech or Workshop. Tweet @GloriaFeldt and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ Gloria is the co-founder (with Amy Litzenberger) of Take the Lead, a new initiative to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Find them @takeleadwomen and on Facebook.

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