Posts by Gloria Feldt

Networking When You Hate It

It’s gala season. I was getting ready to go to the Ms. Foundation’s 30th annual Gloria Awards dinner yesterday and fretting about — almost everything. What to wear. No, I can’t wear that red silk jacket that I wore the last two years again. I know everyone will be there in sparkly evening clothes and I don’t even have…

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How to Keep Women from Leadership Parity

I once led a women’s executive leadership workshop on “Women, Power, and Authentic Leadership”. A business school professor presented just before me, so I arrived early to observe her segment. She’s a highly skilled communicator who presented terrific content. Her elegant attire and direct but modulated self-presentation perfectly mirror how women are advised to look and…

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3 Things I learned this week (and one sneak preview)

Did you know that only 2% of women’s businesses crack the $1,000,000 revenue mark? I learned that this week when I had the pleasure of speaking at Kristi Hall’s 2% club mastermind group. While it’s not easy for any entrepreneur to build a business, according to a study by EY, businesses owned by men are 3.5…

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What Makes You Happy on Your Birthday?

What Makes You Happy on Your Birthday? Issue 45– April 13, 2018 You guessed it: it’s happy birthday to me today, Friday the 13th. A day to think about what makes for happiness. For me, it’s a day to be grateful for the many gifts I’ve received all year — the love of family, an amazing husband, an…

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How do we get to 50/50?

My husband and I were mindlessly watching a Seinfeld  rerun circa 1989, the year the “show about nothing” started, when an ancient computer in one scene caught my eye.  It was a tiny-screened, block-shaped desktop like the one that had changed my life when I received it about that same time.  It had been sent to…

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11 Top Quotes About Feedback and One Big Ask for Yours

When I went looking for a great quote about feedback. I quickly noticed how few women are quoted in collections of quotes, especially those pertaining to leadership. So then, I deliberately looked for quotes by women about feedback. Here are a few: “There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and…

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How to Make History Herstory

Here’s the thing about history: those with more power generally get to write it. But that’s a changeable paradigm if we think of history as a dynamic, unfolding reality rather than a static past. Not only is history subject to interpretation; history is made by intentionally shaping the future. What each of us does today…

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Hear Our Voices – Best of International Women’s Day 2018

March 8 marked the 107th International Women’s Day at time when women’s voices are being raised more prominently than ever to say, “We are here and we expect equality.”  This year’s theme was #PressforProgress. Happy #IWD – it’s a great time to gather up your 9 Leadership Power Tools and do just that. “You do not disregard my…

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WOMEN, OUR HEARTS, AND OUR POWER TO

It’s the call none of us ever want to get. A sudden heart attack has hit someone we love. And in this Women’s History Month, it’s important to remember that the history of women’s healthcare in this country has been uneven at best.  Luckily, Go Red for Women is an organization whose mission is changing…

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