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Gloria Steinem        

Feminist Writer, Activist & Organizer; Co-Founder of New York Magazine & Ms. Magazine

Writer, political activist, and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem is an iconic visionary of the women’s movement. She founded New York and Ms. magazines, and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!, Revolution From Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, and My Life On the Road, which was named one of the “best books of the year” by both O: The Oprah Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar and became the basis for the biopic The Glorias, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Julianne Moore. One of the most visible symbols of the movement, Steinem continues to be an ever-present and sought-after speaker on all fronts of social activism.

Steinem is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. For her writing, Steinem has received the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, among many others. Steinem co-founded the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Free to Be Foundation, the Women’s Media Center, Equality Now, Donor Direct Action, and Direct Impact Africa. She produced Viceland TV’s WOMAN, a series exploring human rights and violence against women around the world.

In 2013, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. In 2019, she received the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum.

Speech Topics

Reproductive Rights: The Long Road Ahead

A lifelong trailblazer and visionary icon of the feminist movement, Gloria Steinem shares her expert analysis of the long revolution for gender equity and reproductive freedom in talks that inspire audiences to take action and remain hopeful. ...

Book Talk: 'My Life on the Road'

Gloria Steinem's life on the road is about more than just travel. It was a lifetime of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. In this talk based on her life and NYT bestselling book, Steinem shares how, "The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of our heads and into our hearts." Let Gloria Steinem take your audience on this heartfelt journey.

The Longest Revolution

Gloria Steinem reflects on her involvement in the social movements of the past five decades to discuss the politics of gender, the economic power of the female and minority consumer market, and workplace issues.

The Progression of Feminism: Where Are We Going?

Urging audiences to reconstruct their understanding of gender roles, Gloria Steinem addresses the central issue of how we can foster a national spirit of co-operation to continue the advancement of the rights of all citizens, especially our children.


Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem Address Pivotal Movement in ...
Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem Address Pivotal Movement in Workplace Culture. December 12, 2017. With high-profile sexual harassment scandals proliferating and millions joining the viral #MeToo social movement, speakers at the 13th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women took on this major social tipping ...
Gloria Steinem’s ‘Road’ brings her to Boise for ‘Readings & Conversations’
When you get a chance to interview an American icon, you make it happen no matter what. So when the opportunity arose to talk with Gloria Steinem about her book “My Life on the Road” in advance of her appearance in Boise, well, vacation be darned.
Gloria Steinem Signs On To International Call For Ban On Running Of The Bulls
In a united front against the drunken violence, growing numbers of rapes and sexual assaults, and cruelty to animals that allegedly occurred at this year’s San Fermín Running of the Bulls festival, feminist icon Gloria Steinem has joined PETA U.K. in signing a petition to Mayor of Pamplona Joseba Asirón calling for the event to be banned...
Gloria Steinem Says Young Women Only Support Bernie Because Boys Do
Note to Gloria Steinem: Young women vote on the issues, not what they think boys like. The feminist icon made an alarmingly sexist remark on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, suggesting that young, female supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders only support him because dudes do, too.
Gloria Steinem on the 'Crucial' Next Steps for Women, and What Gives Her Hope
I've interviewed Gloria Steinem several times over the years, and she always provides powerful insights and inspiration. I recently caught up with Gloria to talk about her new memoir, My Life on the Road, which has become a New York Times bestseller. As a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer, Gloria has played a pivotal role in the women's equality movement for over 50 years. In this in-depth interview, she talks about the strides we've made toward gender equality (and how far we have yet to go), the hopeful "explosion of consciousness" she's been witnessing on the road, her views on electing a woman into the White House, how men and women can be allies, and her belief that "we are linked not ranked."
Gloria Steinem's 'My Life on the Road' is a trip worth taking
USA Today ..... Gloria Steinem's 'My Life on the Road' is a trip worth taking ... So writes Gloria Steinem, the activist and feminist icon, in My Life on the Road.

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