Gallery owner, Haley Savage, generously hosted a private reception for myself, notable guests, and the sponsors of NDCC’s Fall Event, Gloria Feldt’s NO Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How They Think About Power.
The afternoon reception was held at the Haley Gallery Prior to my speaking engagement at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on October 12, 2011.
Photo (above): Haley Savage, Haley Gallery Owner, and Gloria Feldt, Author and Featured Speaker for NDCC’s 2011 Fall Event
Photo: (Below) Former OH Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (facing) talking with New Directions Career Center executive director Linda Danter (in turquoise jacket) at pre-event reception benefitting the NDCC, generously hosted in the beautiful Hayley Gallery in Columbus OH. Jennifer brilliantly spearheaded my Columbus Day events in Columbus (if you can believe that serendipity), along with her sister Andrea Junck Dowding.
New Directions Career Center Event
Hilton Columbus at Easton
When I speak to organizations or conferences, I often ask the question “When did you know you had the power to_____.” Each person fills in the blank for herself. Then we discuss the answers with one another.
So after my keynote speech for the New Directions Career Center in Columbus OH (a fantastic organization that helps low income women gain economic self-sufficiency), I had one of those defining moments that reminds me why I travel at every chance to share the No Excuses message of changing how we think about power so that we can embrace it in a positive way.
GLORIA FELDT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including 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 Lead. People has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the many honors she has been given, Vanity Fair called her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour chose her as a “Woman of the Year.”
As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a leading women’s leadership nonprofit, her mission is to achieve gender parity by 2025 through innovative training programs, workshops, a groundbreaking 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, and events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and a Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.