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The Meaning of Crackers, or What Painful Memory Holds You Back?

by Gloria Feldt on July 3rd, 2014
in blog, Life tools and tips, Tell Your story

Stefi materialized like a sea sprite during our first breakfast at the Dubrovnik estate overlooking placid turquoise Adriatic waters. In an uncharacteristically impulsive act, I had purchased four nights for four people in this Croatian paradise at a charity auction. And here …

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Adventures of Gloria Feldt, Co-founder and President Take The Lead

by Gloria Feldt on September 16th, 2013
in Leadership, No Excuses, Power, Tell Your story, Upcoming Events, Women & Work, Women's Rights

gloria-talkingAfi Ofori of Zars Media invited me to write about my career journey and kindly let me repost it here for you.

Hi everyone, I’m Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a new nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. I’m also an author and public speaker, and former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

I got into this role out of my passion for equality for all, and in particular for women to get a fair shake. That passion has taken several forms. Take The Lead is the most recent incarnation. It began in 2008, when I discovered while researching an article on women in politics for Elle Magazine that the barriers to women in leadership — whether in the workplace, in civic life and politics, or in personal life — now have as much to do with our own ambivalence toward power as with external barriers.

I know from my own life that this can be a painful issue, so I wanted to inspire, not blame women, and to give them practical tools and tips to help them on their journey forward.

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The Difference Between Christmas and Hanukkah (With Bonus Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Video)

by Gloria Feldt on December 24th, 2011
in Media, No Excuses, Pop Culture, Tell Your story

Here’s a holiday message courtesy of Madge Stein Woods that explains the differences between Christmas and Chanukah. Or Hanukkah.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did! Feel free to embellish and add your observations about these two holidays, as well as our other great December days, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice.

Just in case anyone asks you what the difference is between Christmas and Chanukah, you will know what and how to answer…

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9/11 Victim Was Model for Ethic of Generosity

by Gloria Feldt on September 11th, 2011
in Feminism, Power, Tell Your story, Women's Rights

I received this inspiring letter ten years ago from a woman whose mother died on 9/11. America needs Valerie Hanna’s ethic of generosity today–read on:

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