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Gloria Feldt
Gloria Feldt
Gloria Feldt is a leading women's activist, keynote speaker, and best selling author most recently of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. She teaches Women, Power, and Leadership at Arizona State University and is former president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Oct. 31, 2011 11:40 pm
Today, on Halloween no less, the Earth welcomed the baby who tipped world population over the 7 billion mark. I probably wouldn't have known much about the topic of world population but for a fluke as I prepared to graduate from the University of Texas Permian Basin the summer of 1974. To my surprise, I was told I needed three more hours of science. National Geographic video showing...  Read More
Oct. 31, 2011 12:08 am
You knew it was just a matter of minutes before a sex scandal would erupt with one or another presidential candidate. Personally, I was betting it would be Michelle Bachmann and/or her husband. So much self-righteousness is usually a mask to hide some skeleton in the closet. But no, it was Pizza Dude Herman Cain. Though many of the first responders on Arena's commentator bench say Cain is toast,...  Read More
Oct. 28, 2011 1:00 pm
Want to have a little cognitive dissonance? First watch this video of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote address at the first-ever Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit 9/16/11 in San Francisco CA, essentially saying that women are the key to the world’s economic future. And for good measure, take a gander at the latest “ 50...  Read More
Oct. 27, 2011 7:18 pm
"Was there ever any domination that did not appear natural to those who possessed it?" John Stuart Mill, 18th century economist If you’re a woman over 40, you’ve probably had an Anita Hill Moment . That aha when you realized those suggestive comments, undesired gropes, and surreptitious ass-pats you’d long endured in the male-dominated workplace had a name: sexual harassment. If you’re...  Read More
Oct. 26, 2011 7:00 am
I can’t wait to read Joanne Tombrakos's new and first novel, The Secrets They Kept and you are going to see why below. After reading Joanne’s story, I think you’ll join me in running out to buy her book. At least I hope so. Joanne and I met at an 85 Broads breakfast a couple of years ago when we shared our stories of making purposeful life transitions. I’ve admired her writing on her blog ...  Read More
Oct. 25, 2011 3:47 pm
Waaaay to soon to rule Rick Perry out, folks, as all of us who grew up tough in West Texas know. What do you think will be Perry's next "distractive" comment, by the way? And what are your thoughts about Obama's best strategy to fight or flank? Here's the link to my original post on Politico ... The Arena Asks: Texas Gov. Rick Perry's new proposal would let Americans choose between...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2011 7:00 am
The conference program featured women who have made a difference in the world of professional women. Photo: Victoria Pynchon organized and moderated our panel at SC Women Lawyers Assoc. with the two Glorias and (not shown) Shelby Knox and Jamia Wilson. Speakers included: Professor Anita Hill on the topic of “Looking Back 30 Years at Advancements of Women in the Legal Profession.” The...  Read More
Oct. 21, 2011 1:42 pm
I'm in SC today speaking to the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Women Lawyers and Leadership Conference. Everyone is looking for leadership, but we need to remember that a leader is somebody who gets something done. And then go do it. Same advice I have for members of Congress in my Arena commentary today. Read on and let me know what you would tell the complainers: Arena Asks: ...  Read More
Oct. 19, 2011 7:00 am
I've known Phoenix City Council candidate Brenda Sperduti as a civic activist for over 20 years. Because I so often encourage women to run for public office, it's only right that I do what I can to highlight the accomplishments and character of those I'd like to see making the decisions at all levels of government. Special note to my Phoenix friends: Early Voting deadline is fast...  Read More
Oct. 18, 2011 7:00 am
Our Gloves Are Off: Women Powering Women to Success: An Evening of Connecting and Advancing. That was the theme for the event sponsored by the Financial Women's Association of New York's Entrepreneurs committee. We enjoyed networking, drinks and hors d'oeuvres prior to my presentation of a No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power workshop. New York, NY Monday,...  Read More
Oct. 17, 2011 10:55 am
It's all about leadership. Would you agree? Arena Asks: The Obama administration is scrapping a long-term care insurance program created by the new health care law, reports the New York Times. The administration’s decision was another setback for the new law, which is under attack in court, in Congress and in many state legislatures. How much does this erode support for the health law?...  Read More
Oct. 14, 2011 7:00 am
Thirty-one women gathered in New York City for 3Plus International’s U.S. premier and signature mini mentoring event. They came from Philadelphia, Boston, New Jersey and the Big Apple. The room was abuzz with energy. There were women in finance, medicine, publishing, marketing, coaching, and the twitterati were there as well. Ages ranged from early twenties to late sixties. Countries of origin...  Read More
Oct. 13, 2011 4:43 pm
I get a little nostalgic in October remembering my late parents whose birthdays were this month. So when Bonnie McEwan, president of the public interest communications firm Make Waves , suggested I write about how people in middle management can be leaders, I chuckled to think of one of my father's favorite sayings: "Everybody puts their pants on one leg at a time." That conjures up amusing...  Read More
Oct. 13, 2011 7:00 am
Power inequality colors political and business process, outcome, efficiency and civility at every level. How can we affect change for the better? That was the premise behind the discussion I lead along with panelists Julie Moorhead, Vice President of Sales, Thirty-One Gifts, Mary B. Relloto, Founder and Owner, Dames Bond LLC, and Antoinette Wilson, Principle and CEO, Triumph Communications, Inc....  Read More
Oct. 12, 2011 10:00 am
"Isolation is an illusion. So many of us have suffered through violence against our bodies, souls and minds. I hope that by sharing my story and what I've learned through recovery, women will be inspired to break open their own silences. Suffering can be the seed of awakening. When we awaken, we encourage others to do the same." You may have heard of the name Brooke Elise Axtell through her...  Read More
Oct. 5, 2011 7:00 am
I had the honor to meet Sergeant Bernadette Smith at the YWCA Women’s Leadership Conference in Tucson. We had written back and forth, as she had contacted me via this website after discovering No Excuses in a local bookstore. Once I met her in person I knew she was someone you had to meet. She is the epitome of “Power-To” utilized gracefully in a very male-centric profession. As you’ll see...  Read More
Oct. 4, 2011 9:14 pm
Do you think it's too late for Obama to redeem himself, as this question seems to imply? If you were advising him, what would you say? And do you think insurgent movements like Occupy Wall Street can help re-inspire the progressive base? Arena Asks : Democrats across the country are preparing for an onslaught of attacks from American Crossroads, an independent fundraising group that bombed...  Read More
Oct. 3, 2011 9:46 pm
Mondays are typically slow news days, and today was apparently no exception to judge from the superfluous questions asked of Politico's Arena panel today. On the other hand, I'm still ticked off that I didn't know about the Missoni collection at Target until it was sold out, so what do I know? Did any of you find the Missonis? And really, do you think the media should have spent one drop of ink...  Read More
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