4 Ways You Can Push for Women's Equality EVERY Day of the Year

I was savoring my grilled salmon salad recently when my lunch partner’s casual comment made me drop my fork and get serious. "They've asked me to be board chair at the Brooklyn Museum, I'd be the first woman in their 100-year history. But I don't know if I can do it," Elizabeth Sackler said. "What do you think I should do?" ...more

4 Ways You Can Push for Parity This Women’s Equality Day

I was savoring my grilled salmon salad recently when my lunch partner’s casual comment made me drop my fork and get serious. “They’ve asked me to be board chair at the Brooklyn Museum, I’d be the first woman in their … The post 4 Ways You Can Push for Parity This Women’s Equality Day appeared first on Gloria Feldt ....more

It’s not the mountain that trips you, it’s the pebble.

My husband Alex and I just returned from a perfect vacation in the renowned Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. If you haven’t made this trip, put it on your bucket list. We swam with the giant sea turtles and iguanas, cavorted … The post It’s not the mountain that trips you, it’s the pebble ....more

Are Leadership Messes Women’s Opportunity?

Female leadership firsts are trending. Especially when an organization is in big trouble, it seems. Often the choice of a woman appears to be an act of desperation ....more

Power and Leadership: Storify Your #SummerofPower

In case you missed or want to relive our June 1 tweetchat, I'm pleased to share the Storify summary. ...more

Jill Abramson and Gender Bilingual Communication

With hindsight, this 2013 article all but predicted Jill Abramson’s unceremonious fall. Though according to the New Yorker rendition, her demise was precipitated when Abramson, the New York Times’ first female executive editor, confronted her boss, publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., after learning her pay was significantly less than her predecessor, I point the finger of firing fate much toward implicit cultural biases that influence behavior much more than any of us want to believe ....more

Thank You, Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman, 1928-2014

I remember the first time I read Maya Angelou’s book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It was the most searing yet beautiful prose I had ever encountered. And later, the phenomenon of her poem “Phenomenal Woman” invaded my consciousness and became a kind of anthem for women everywhere ....more

“Born Leader” Betsy Rafael Is GoDaddy’s First Female Board Member

When GM’s new, and first female,...more

Bikinis and Bongos: GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving Beats the Drums of Change

When you speak with GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, it’s easy to conjure the teenage percussionist he once was, asserting his high energy drive with his drumsticks, and quite possibly driving his mother crazy by beating bongos while doing the split in the kitchen like Jean-Claude Van Damme in this classically weird GoDaddy ad. I had a chance to interview the leader of the world’s largest and most controversial domain name registrar, not long after his first anniversary there. The post Bikinis and Bongos: GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving Beats the Drums of Change appeared first on Gloria Feldt ....more

Mary Barra, First Female GM CEO, Takes The Lead

Does it seem odd for Mary Barra, the newly appointed CEO of General Motors—the first woman to hold that top position in the male-dominated automobile industry--to be profiled as a “woman like you” by the nonprofit organization Take The Lead...more