In this episode, Gloria welcomes to the show founder and CEO of Harmony Gold and GLAAD co-founder, Jehan Agrama, and CEO and founder of Translator, Natalie Egan. Both incredibly strong women, Jehan and Natalie are open and proud members of the LGBTQ community. They open up about their experiences facing discrimination in their respective workplaces. Jehan and Natalie speak to the structural changes they would like to see within organizations moving forward to allow for a more open acceptance.

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Gloria distinctly remembers when Diahann Carroll broke through a major television barrier by starring in the hit sitcom, Julia. Diahann was a black actress starring in a hit television show during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in 1968, a task that required courage, tenacity, and aplomb. In the midst of cultural unrest, Carroll was the first African-American woman to have the starring role in her own television show.

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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.

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If you weren’t in this “room where it happened,” you’ll definitely want to be there next year. I’m talking about the World Woman Summit where I had the honor of being the opening keynote last week. But it almost didn’t happen, for me at least.

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I have been secretary of almost every organization I’ve ever belonged to. It started with when I was a Girl Scout. I suppose I was chosen to be secretary because throughout elementary school I carried around a notebook and pencil to write stories. And I quickly learned that she who holds the pencil gets to tell the story of the meeting her way, even with the constrictions of Roberts Rules of Order.

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In this episode, Gloria tackles a sensitive topic that impacts women of all ages: age discrimination. In her experience, Gloria has observed that women of a certain age tend to feel invisible in the workplace and struggle to be heard and remain relevant. She argues that age diversity is just as important to an organization’s growth and bottom line as gender, ethnic, and racial diversity.

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In this episode, Gloria welcomes to the show journalist and author, Jessica Bennett. Jessica is the gender editor of The New York Times, working to expand global coverage of women, gender and society across platforms. Her book, Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, chronicles how to navigate subtle sexism at work and provides real-life career advice for a new generation of professional women. Jessica shares some of her own experiences with workplace sexism and provides tips and strategies to combat ‘manterrupting,’ ‘mansplaining,’ ‘bropropriating,’ and many other issues women are subjected to on a daily basis.

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