Keynote Speaker, Gloria Feldt

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Gloria Feldt is a best selling author, commentator, women's advocate, and most recently co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a new multi-faceted initiative to prepare and propel women to their fair and equal share of leadership positions by 2025. Gloria's latest book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power reveals how women's ambivalent relationship with power holds them back and gives practical "power tools" that work from the boardroom to the bedroom. Previously, Gloria and Kathleen Turner co-wrote Send Yourself Roses about Kathleen's extraordinary life, love, and leading roles. Gloria teaches "Women, Power, and Leadership" at Arizona State University. A teen mom and high school dropout from rural Texas who rose to serve as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1996-2005, her inspiring story caused People magazine to dub her "The Voice of Experience" and Vanity Fair to name her to their top 200 women legends, leaders, and trailblazers. Learn more at