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Gloria Feldt    

Leading Activist & Best-Selling Author

For Gloria Feldt, there is no difference between reproductive rights and human rights. As former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of America, the 30-year veteran of women’s rights and healthcare activism has led the world in providing innovative healthcare and protecting a woman’s right to choose.

Dubbed “the voice of experience” by People, Feldt is one of the most effective and powerful activist leaders in the country. Her vision and courageous leadership transformed Planned Parenthood into a social powerhouse. The driving force behind advancing reproductive rights, she fought to increase access to reproductive healthcare in the US and globally.

From her days with Civil Rights and Women’s Movements in Texas to steering the helm of Planned Parenthood, Feldt has always had a fierce dedication to social activism. As the author of two critically acclaimed books, The War on Choice and Behind Every Choice is a Story, she has never relented in her desire for “fighting forward.” Her newest book is No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.

Honored as one of the top 200 Women Legends, Leaders and Trailblazers by Vanity Fair and Woman of the Year by Glamour, Feldt is a leading force on all national fronts.

A fortuitous confluence of the personal and the political propelled Feldt into the national spotlight. Now, with her characteristic zeal, and a renewed candor, she speaks on a larger range of issues affecting women, healthcare, and fundamental rights of equality.

Speech Topics

Most Requested Topics

  • Women, Power and Authentic Leadership: Secrets every woman should know to lead and live without limits
  • 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power: The tips and tools in No Excuses in inspirational keynote only or with a problem-solving and goal setting workshop
  • Sister Courage: How Movement Building Principles I Learned on the Frontlines Can Grow Your Business, Break Glass Ceilings and Change the World
  • Carpe the Chaos: Five Steps to Thrive in a Time of Change
  • No Temple in temple: Why I'm Grateful for Being "Different": Gloria's personal story of growing up Jewish in Texas
  • Speaking the Language of Power: Effective Self-Presentation
  • WomenGirlsLadies: Gloria appears with a dynamic intergenerational panel of women


Do You Really Want The Top Job? 7 Lessons Gloria Feldt Taught
"There's nothing wrong doing things for other people, it's a good thing, but I think you can lose yourself in it."

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