Issue 135 — July 13, 2020
What had you planned to do in 2020?
I could hardly wait for 2020. It was going to be an epic year. The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. So many events were already being planned that my calendar was filled with places I wanted to go to join the celebration. It was to be the year that Take The Lead was finally poised to scale up with our strategy to achieve gender parity in leadership by 2025.
I had so many plans. Just the sound of those round numbers 2020 were enough to signal a special year.
We were about to find out just how special.Read More
Issue 131 — June 14, 2020
There is ambition and there is intention. Ambition is I hope, I wish, I want. Intention is I will, I am doing it, there was never a question.
Elma Beganovich’s intention is clear: to win the same size contracts that any of the big four ad agencies would get based on her company’s ability and the talent she and her sister and cofounder Amra bring.
Amra and Elma founded A&E, a digital agency with an impressive client portfolio of Fortune 500 companies like J&J, P&G, Netflix, VF Corp, and Wells Fargo. They are mega influencers with over 2.2 million social followers.Read More
We’re facing scary, chaotic times. Building resilience—the ability to bounce back from setbacks—is key to your success. And the best-kept secret Gloria wants to share with you today is how to reframe that chaos into energy to help you move forward and create new solutions you might never have imagined. In this timely episode, she talks about seizing opportunities where you least expect them and finding your power amid uncertainty.Read More
Issue 128 — May 10, 2020
The phones are ringing, the texts are buzzing, social media notifications are pinging, and the Zooms and Zoom Rooms are being scheduled throughout the day to connect with family members so we can wish each other Happy Mother’s Day (almost) in person.
It’s confession time. Gloria opens up about three important lessons she learned that changed the way she leads, prioritizes, and communicates with her teams. And she offers you practical advice on how to apply what she’s learned in your own life and career.Read More
In this first episode of her new podcast, renowned leader for gender equality and co-founder of Take The Lead Gloria Feldt zeroes in on how women can embrace their power with “intention, confidence, and joy” despite our culture, which discourages them to do so.Read More
Issue 124 — March 23, 2020
Like just about everyone else, I’ve been consumed with thinking about, worrying about, learning about, and changing my lifestyle because of the COVID-19 pandemic this past few weeks. I’m fortunate to be near a walking path where social distancing remains possible and if I smile at them first, other walkers will smile back at me.
Exactly one week from today will be Leap Day, February 29! And I want to spend it with you. Register here to join me at The Power Up Conference: Igniting the Intentional Leader Within, February 28 and 29 at the Scottsdale Plaza Hotel.Read More
Issue 121 — February 10, 2020
Miky Lee perked me up from nearly nodding off toward the end of my friend’s Oscar party. While the staging was gorgeous, the tone had been much mellower than last year’s symbolic #metoo moments and other years when full throated political declarations ripped the air.Read More
Issue 117 — January 5, 2020
My son gave me a cool gift last year called StoryWorth. I answered a question about my life (almost) every week and it was shared with my children for their comments. The company will turn all this content into a book now. Nice.