Seriously? Must a Woman Be Like a Man to Get Ahead?

That question comes up every time I speak with women about their career aspirations. A second question just as surely follows: if we can’t be authentically who we are, why would we want to “succeed” in male-dominated organizations or professions? Many women who leave the corporate world to stay home with children or enter entrepreneurial or nonprofit fields—or alternately, remain quietly in their jobs put only to find themselves doing the work but not getting the promotions—say they do so because they don’t want to become like men. ...more

I at no time have ever wanted to be like a man or imitate one in any way.

I hate football ...more

Want Equal Rights? Truth Is - Just Take Them!

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." —Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist, Methodist minister, and early U.S. women’s rights leader...more

Women's History Month # 11: A Brief and Checkered History of Women's Path to Parity, Our Power Leap Moment, and the Road Ahead

Each day during March, Women's History Month, I am posting an article on my website, www.GloriaFeldt.com. I originally wrote today's Women's History Month post for the NOW New York newsletter. It was a tossup whether to place it in my Heartfeldt Politics blog or if I should put it into Courageous Leadership or Powered Women. ...more

WHY HILLARY WILL LEAD MORE WOMEN TO PARTAKE IN POLITICS

Like Kristen said in her post at Girl With Pen, “Now That the Dust Has (Sort of) Settled”, Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president is still fascinating to ponder. I was recently asked to write an article on the topic for the ILF Digest, the journal of a think tank I’ve been a fellow of (I find this terminology amusing, but have never ...more

Satuday Morning Coffee Questions on Women and Voting Power

I've been interviewed many times over the years by AP reporter David Crary, and he always does a great job of capturing sensitive and complex cultural issues that many other journalists can only simplify into polarized extremes. His byline article today, in which he also interviews several of my most esteemed colleagues and fondest friends-with whom I don't necesarily agree on this issue--is no exception. Feminists sharply divided between Clinton, Obama By DAVID CRARY – 1 hour ago ...more