Rewire, United Nations Foundation, and Women’s Campaign Forum are co-sponsoring a reception to celebrate Gloria Feldt and her new book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. The reception will be held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you plan to attend please send your RSVP via email to unfevents(AT)unfoundation(DOT)org.
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No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Busboys and Poets
1025 5th Street NW
Please send RSVP to unfevents(AT)unfoundation(DOT)org
Gloria Feldt is an activist and author on women’s rights, health, media, leadership. and politics. A former teen mom who became leader of the world’s largest reproductive health care provider and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she was dubbed “the voice of experience” by People Magazine. Today, she’s a powerful voice for women through her books, keynote speeches, and media commentary and rather enjoys her life as a freelance rabble rouser.
Gloria is a fellow of the International Leadership Forum. She serves on the boards of the Women’s Media Center and the Jewish Women’s Archive and the advisory board of Our Bodies, Ourselves. Vanity Fair magazine named Gloria one of America’s “top 200 women legends, leaders, and trailblazers”. Glamour magazine honored her as Woman of the Year. She was one of Women’s e-News’ 2007 “21 Leaders for the 21st Century”.
In No Excuses, Gloria argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn’t that doors aren’t open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity — except themselves. Through interviews, historical perspective, and anecdotes, No Excuses examines why barriers to gender equality still exist in American society, and discusses how to break them down through organized efforts using “movement-building” principles. Feldt employs a no-nonsense, tough-love point of view to expose the internal and external roadblocks holding women back, but she doesn’t place blame; rather, she provides inspiration, hope, and courage — as well as concrete “power tools” to aid women in securing equality and justice for themselves — articulated with personal warmth and humor. In an era where women outnumber men in universities, reproductive technologies have changed the power balance in personal relationships, and women are closer than any previous time in history to earning on par with their male counterparts, No Excuses is a timely and invaluable book that intends to help women equalize gender power in politics, work, and love.