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

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.

The Movement Blog

Women Would Be Crazy to Lead, Lead Anyway

There’s the cult of productivity ethic that tells you to do more, always more, for who knows what reason, often to your detriment. And then there’s going out and doing what you really want to do as a human being on this planet, day to day and in the long-term. These are different
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Women Lead Best When They Are Unsure of Themselves

Most women feel that they need to be bold, decisive, and confident to lead well, especially when they feel how they lead is being scrutinized by men. On the outside, this appearance is important to convey. On the inside, women need to have the courage to feel unsure of themselves
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Why Flex Time Is the #2 Most Important Employee Benefit

A big barrier to women’s leadership parity was overlooked in the recent brouhaha about Facebook and Apple covering employees’ insurance for egg freezing. These companies are not, as headlines screamed “paying women to freeze eggs.” And I see nothing wrong with covering fertility
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How Do You Develop a Thick Skin?

A recent study reinforces something I’ve learned the long, hard way: that to succeed in the workplace, we women need to desensitize ourselves to criticism and develop a thick skin because, inevitably, negative comments are going to come our way. The study, conducted by linguist K
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