Population Institute’s 31st Annual Global Media Awards

The Population Institute’s Global Media Awards was held on December 2, 2010 in San Francisco. Thank you to Peter Bruce Photo and Video for the beautiful photos from this event.

Left: Distinguished journalist Rahul Singh has been chair of the Global Media Awards for 30 years!

Center: Population Institute president Billl Ryerson presenting the award for best article or series of articles to Steve Katz, publisher of Mother Jones magazine.

Right: Jennifer Brown accepting the award for best TV show on behalf of Australian documentary, “Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle.”

Left: I was just getting wound up.

Center: Urging the audience to “wear the shirt.”

Right: Getting serious now, as we talked about how the newly elected Congress is likely to bring back the Global Gag Rule and reduce or eliminate funding for domestic and international family planning.

Left: The Ritz Carlton is an incredibly beautiful hotel and all the audience was just as beautiful and committed to the cause.

Right: I took my 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, and looked through that lens to envision 9 Ways these Global Media Awards can change how the powerful think about women.

Changing Hands Bookstore: Tempe, Arizona

Top Left: A packed house waited for the reading to begin. Lots of old friends and family made this event especially special.

Top Center: I love this bookstore!

Top Right: A panel of politically astute women talk about various power tools.

Bottom Left: Debra Boehlke tells how she knew she had the power to at age 16 when she discovered she could earn money to support herself. Debra, Bree Boehlke, executive director of Emerge Arizona and Dana Kennedy, Emerge board member all shared their power political moments.

Bottom Right: Signing AZ state senate candidate (and personal hero) Rita Dickinson’s book.

Books, Inc: San Francisco, California

Top Left: Captured at Books Inc–just a few of the powerful women in this audience: front left: Marya Stark (Emerge America board chair); middle left Google executive Rachel Payne; back row my editor at Seal Press Brooke Warner and publisher Krista Lyons; Front row center activist par excellence Marilyn Fowler representing Women’s Intercultural Network-California Women’s Agenda, and right semi-hidden by my book is environmental blogger Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish.

Top Right: Me and Heidi Groshelle at the Books, Inc. signing

Bottom Left: Blogger Beth Terry (check out Fake Plastic Fish) tells her inspiring story of how she used the power tool “create a movement” and got Brita to make its filters recyclable.

Bottom Right: Marilyn Fowler, stalwart leader of U.S. Women Connect and the Women’s Intercultural Network shares her power to story.

Kepler’s Books: San Francisco, California

I had a whirlwind trip to the Bay Area, with a book event at Kepler’s Books on October 20th, and private book readings in Menlo Park and Palo Alto on October 21st and 22nd.

Left: Reading a story about baby elephants at the No Excuses event at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park.

Center: I’d asked Marian if she wanted to have breakfast on my last morning in a week-long Northern CA tour since she couldn’t make the reading at Kepler’s. Next thing I knew she had 40 women coming for breakfast. What a send-off!

Right: The bookseller quickly ran out of books!

Women’s Leadership Takes Center Stage at 2010 Bioneers Conference

San Francisco, CA: Keynote Address at The 2010 Bioneers Conference from October 15th-17th

It was such an honor to speak at the 2010 Bioneers conference, where I presented my keynote address, entitled “Riding the Leadership Wave.” I also participated in two panel discussions about women and leadership, which is no surprise, since women’s leadership took center stage at this year’s conference.

Top Left: Author and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen, leading the charge for a 5th World Conference on Women

Top Right: Gloria and my shero Jane Goodall, legendary primatologist and anthropologist

Bottom Left: Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons, Kirwan Institute executive director John A. Powell, and Gloria–relaxing after the keynotes

Bottom Right: The illustrious Bioneers panel on Women, Gender and the Media: (left to right) Rose Aguilar, Aimee Allison, Gloria Feldt, Dori Maynard–all of us Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices alumnae


San Francisco, CA: Keynote Address at The 2010 Bioneers Conference from October 15th-17th