Thurs. and Fri. 11/3/11 & 11/4/11: Norfolk, VA
Keynote and No Excuses Workshop
Old Dominion University Women’s Center
Women’s Institute for Leadership Development
Webb University Center
Photo: Victoria Pynchon organized and moderated our panel at SC Women Lawyers Assoc. with the two Glorias and (not shown) Shelby Knox and Jamia Wilson.
Event organizers promised a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of influential women and both participants and presenters delivered on the promise.
Thurs. 10/21: Columbia, SC
SCWLA’s 2011 Conference – Women Lawyers and Leadership
For the past 20 years, S. Carolina women have been honoring Professor Hill’s contribution to women’s right to be free of sexual harassment in the workplace. This year, for the 20th Anniversary, Professor Hill for the first time attended the party (on October 20) and the following day she was a keynote for the annual S. Carolina Women Lawyers Association Conference.
Photo: Ania Hill signing her new book
“Gloria Who? To a Generation of Women She Was Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Victoria Pynchon. Forbes, August 12, 2011
At the party, Professor Hill was on hand all evening to shake hands, sign copies of her new book, Reimaging Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home, and make remarks.
The audience cheered as she encouraged them to keep up the fight for equality in the work force and vigilance against sexual harassment.
Thurs. 10/20/11, Columbia SC
Keynote and panel
We Believe Anita Hill 20th Anniversary Party
That was the theme for the event sponsored by the Financial Women’s Association of New York’s Entrepreneurs committee.
We enjoyed networking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres prior to my presentation of a No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power workshop.
New York, NY
No Excuses Book Talk and Signing
Financial Women’s Association of New York
WNYC Green Space
The room was abuzz with energy. There were women in finance, medicine, publishing, marketing, coaching, and the twitterati were there as well. Ages ranged from early twenties to late sixties. Countries of origin spanned the globe.
Photo: Top Row: Nathalie Molina, Dr. Anne Perschel, Shayna Joson. Bottom Row: Jennifer Sertl, Tanya Odom, Gloria Feldt
Five superb mentors shared their experiences and advice, answering questions about career transitions, negotiating monies, and working through, over, and around the old boys’ club.
People received encouragement, support, inspiration as well as tactical advice to implement the next day. The panel disbursed and smaller groups of women met with mentors for more intimate conversations.
New York, NY
3Plus International – New York City Networking & Mini-Mentoring Event
Roger Smith Hotel in the Starlight Loft
Power inequality colors political and business process, outcome, efficiency and civility at every level. How can we affect change for the better? That was the premise behind the discussion I lead along with panelists Julie Moorhead, Vice President of Sales, Thirty-One Gifts, Mary B. Relloto, Founder and Owner, Dames Bond LLC, and Antoinette Wilson, Principle and CEO, Triumph Communications, Inc.
Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Club president Rich Terapak and the amazing “Changing the Guard” panel I had a chance to facilitate at the CMC’s luncheon event: l-r, Mary B. Relatto, founder of Dames Bond; me in the red jacket (surprised?), Julie Moorhead, V.P. sales, Thirty-one Gifts; and Antoinette Wilson, CEO of Triumph Communications.
Featured Luncheon Speaker
Columbus Metropolitan Club
Athletic Club of Columbus,
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.
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!
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/
YWCA Tucson Women’s Leadership Conference
Westin La Paloma
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
“I cannot say “THANK YOU enough for the absolutely marvelous job you did at our Good Guys Gala! You made our night!!”
~Lulu Flores, President, National Women’s Political Caucus.
It was an honor to emcee the National Women’s Political Caucus’s 40th Anniversary Good Guys Gala. The Caucus was the first national women’s organization to start working to get women into political positions at all levels back in 1971.
National Women’s Political Caucus Convention and 40th Anniversary Celebration Good Guy Gala Awards
Liaison Capital Hill Hotel
|New York, NY
“The 7 C’s of Controversy: Making Them Work for You”
Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices training