What Spanx Has to Do With Shaping Women's History

It’s Women’s History Month and I have a personal question: are you wearing Spanx? Me too. And yes, there is a connection.In the 1970s, feminist leader Betty Friedan urged women to throw away their girdles and we cheered. Today, Sarah Blakely has become one of the few female billionaires by getting us trussed up once again—in Spanx....more

How Spanx Shapes Women’s History

Dear Readers and Leaders, It’s Women’s History Month and I have a personal question: Are you wearing Spanx? Me too. And yes, there is a connection ....more

The Power TO Live With a Whole Heart

February is Heart Month. I had the honor of keynoting, and Take The Lead cosponsored, an American Heart Association Go Red for Women Leadership Forum event in New York. This disease is insidious ....more

Scaling the Unscalable: What’s Your El Capitan?

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson completed their grueling 19-day climb to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. And I was mesmerized. But why?...more

Scaling the Unscalable: What’s Your El Capitan?

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson completed their grueling 19-day climb to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. And I was mesmerized. But why? ...more

Take The Lead Presented and Connected in 2014—and Wants Your Suggestions for 2015

We hate to repeat ourselves (oh, not really!), but 2014 was an incredible year for Take The Lead and our mission of leadership parity by 2025! Thank you to everyone—the fantastic leaders and facilitators and attendees—who joined us in 2014. … The post Take The Lead Presented and Connected in 2014—and Wants Your Suggestions for 2015 appeared first on Gloria Feldt ....more

You can do it at the beach, on a boat, or by the pool

I was on vacation the last few weeks. And judging from the number of vacation messages from people on this newsletter list, so were many of you. Hope you had a restorative experience if you have already taken time off, … The post You can do it at the beach, on a boat, or by the pool appeared first on Gloria Feldt ....more

8 Ways to Erase the “Can Women Have It All?” Question

If it’s so darn hard to be a parent and a CEO, why doesn’t Indra Nooyi resign from PepsiCo? Nooyi, who receives high marks as a CEO, fell several notches in my estimation as a leader who apparently doesn’t realize … The post 8 Ways to Erase the “Can Women Have It All?” Question appeared first on Gloria Feldt ....more

Can a Tampon Ad Really Empower You?

Consumer products ads have jumped on the girls and women’s empowerment bandwagon. Is this commercialization of women’s equality a good thing? On the positive side, when a company like Pantene bases an entire shampoo ad campaign on exposing sexism and … The post Can a Tampon Ad Really Empower You? ...more