Gloria Feldt is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, the new women’s leadership movement to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. The bestselling author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, Gloria is an acclaimed expert on women, power and authentic leadership, and an inspiring keynote speaker, who motivates with heart and humor as a practical activist gives practical “Power Tools” for life and leadership. Her journey began from being a teen mom and high school dropout from rural Texas to president and CEO of the world’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to best-selling author and visionary leader for women’s equality inspires both men and women. She was named by Vanity Fair as one of “America’s Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers,” Glamour’s “Woman of the Year,” and a Women’s eNews21 Leaders for the 21st century, among other honors. Gloria believes this is women’s moment to achieve parity. Her passion is to remove the last remaining obstacle: Women’s learned resistance to embracing their own power. It’s why women are stuck at 18% of top leadership positions and why the loss of high-performing female employees keeps organizations from optimal success.