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Mission: TAKE THE LEAD prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It’s today’s women’s movement — a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity.


Close the Gap App™

The Close the Gap App™ is an online interactive tool developed by Take The Lead and She Negotiates to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Whether you intend to move into management, get a raise or investor,  run the PTA or run for office, the Gap App takes your education, skills, and experience and helps you determine then negotiate the next steps on your career path. After completing the app, you can join Take the Lead’s community of women on Mightybell. If you are ready to kickstart your career or business, then get started today!




9 Practical Leadership Power Tools To Advance Your Career

womanAre you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, four-week program developed by Take The Lead President Gloria Feldt featuring nine practical women’s leadership “Power Tools.” Online. Beginning September 30th. $550 early bird discount/$650 regular price.

Click here for more course information.

The Movement Blog

Flourishing at Food Markets

During our most recent collaboration with The New York Times, we focused on women business owners at the helm of food-oriented ventures. (See “Why We Care About Female Chefs.”) The restaurant world some of them inhabit is anything but sweet, however. Women trying to work their wa
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Rugby Women Remind Us That Strength is Beauty

For any avid athlete who’s tried a million and two sports, you know the pain and strife of a changing body that you have next to no control over. I rode horses for seven years and played water polo for two, meaning that I felt I had the thighs of a lumberjack. I was constantly ev
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Finding Your Inner Leader by “Embracing the Shake”

How do we become leaders? How do we find the ability within ourselves to reach this goal of being considered good enough to lead? If we do know the answers to these questions, where can we find a place that will welcome us and put our leadership skills to use? So often we look to
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A Feast Of Opportunities

On a hot Saturday morning in July, Taryn Garcia is busy organizing her colorful array of French pastries as the crowd grows at Smorgasburg, an open-air food market in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg. Her macarons come in every hue her customers can imagine and, a
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