On this episode of the Take The Lead Women Podcast, special guest co-host Michele Weldon, editorial director of Take The Lead, author of five nonfiction books and emerita faculty in journalism at Northwestern University, and Reshma Gopaldas, vice president of video for SHE Media, have a vital conversation on purpose and voice with Carina Glover, founder and CEO of HerHeadquarters; Amanda Kahlow, founder of 6Sense; and Wendi C. Thomas, founder, MLK50 Justice Through Journalism.
Wow, what a powerhouse group!
This podcast is chock full of practical tips that will help you have influence and impact by using something we all have—the power or our own voices. You’ll learn how to:
- Use your voice to speak out on issues you care about
- Help companies and organizations to create change
- Enlist different platforms to communicate about your mission and purpose
- Decide how, when and why you want to speak up in organizations
- Discover ways to communicate purposefully
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No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, by Gloria Feldt
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“Every day I’m a different person than I was yesterday. I’m a big believer in that, that nothing is constant.”
— Amanda Kahlow
“In order to be very impactful, you have to align yourself with people who are intentional about the same impact, the same meaning. And you rob yourself of impacting more people if you align yourself with people who are not good intentioned.”
— Carina Glover
“When you don’t pick a side and you can blatantly see someone being mistreated, or discriminated against…you don’t realize that you have picked a side because you’ve left that person over here alone and by themselves.”
— Carina Glover
“If you’re silent about your pain, they will kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
— Zora Neale Hurston
“I really believe in the idea of one person plants the seeds and somebody else might water it. And then, somebody else might see it grow. So maybe my role in that moment is just to plant the seed. And that’s ok. I’m ok with that. Somebody else can hopefully reap the harvest if it’s not me.”
— Wendi C. Thomas
“Sometimes we have to be the captain of our own cheerleading squad.”
— Carina Glover
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.