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.


Play Hockey Like a Girl Event Highlights

The Arizona Coyotes and Take The Lead partnered for a lively panel discussion on Women in Sports Leadership.  Our diverse panelists represent many ways women are taking the lead in the world of sport. Nona Lee, Sr. VP, Arizona Diamondbacks; Sierra Blair-Coyle, professional rock climber; Debbie Waitkus, founder of Golf for Cause; and Sage Steele, ESPN , Host NBA Countdown, shared their insight, personal stories and keys to success.  All guests received tickets to the Coyotes v. Stars game afterward. As a special attraction, the only female hockey team in Arizona, the Lady Coyotes, joined in the event. See more about the event here.


9 Practical Leadership Power Tools To Advance Your Career

9 power tools courseAre 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, and earn a certificate with this innovative, four-week program taught by Take The Lead President Gloria Feldt featuring nine practical women’s leadership “Power Tools.” Online. Current course registration is closed. Interested in getting advance notice for the next time this course is taught? Send us a message and we'll keep you posted.



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!



The Movement Blog

“Men Working” vs. “Women’s Work”: A Father-Daughter Story

“Dad, why does that sign say ‘Men Working’? Isn’t that sexist?” My thirteen-year-old daughter and I are driving to the store, and there is road work ahead. “Yes,” I sigh. “Then why does it still exist?” Good question, I think, as I realize she is ready for The Talk. (No, not that
Continue Reading →

Scaling the Unscalable: What’s Your El Capitan?

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson completed their grueling 19-day climb to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. And I was mesmerized. But why? I’m as uninterested in summiting sheer granite cliffs as in having another root canal. Yet why was I so engage
Continue Reading →

Diversity in Britain’s Startups: The Gap No One Is Talking About

New research from Approved Index, a UK-based B2B lead generation company, has disappointing news for the UK’s female entrepreneurs: the number of women on the boards of the UK’s top 100 startups has been continuously declining since 2010. In 2014, female representation at the dir
Continue Reading →