About Take The Lead®

Purpose. Power. Parity.

Founded in 2014 by Gloria Feldt and Amy Litzenberger, Take The Lead’s bold mission is nothing less than leadership gender parity by 2025.  

That’s 70 to 150 years faster than the prevalent projections. We’re sure this is the moment when a quantum leap to parity can occur — through our uniquely effective programs based on solid research and measurable results. Women embrace their phenomenal power to lead with purpose, confidence, intention and joy — without fear or apology. 

We provide breakthrough training, mentoring, coaching and the immediately actionable 9 Leadership Power Tools. Our supportive cohorts propel women to higher intentions and help them make strategic plans to implement their goals. We deliver custom solutions for organizations to achieve gender parity and inclusion. We are driven by the vision of women and men holding fair and equal shares of top leadership positions. And this will create a world that is more equitable and prosperous for all.



Leadership: Meet the Team

Take The Lead’s core team of trailblazers, entrepreneurs, and activists includes a diverse board of directors; staff, advisors, and Leadership Ambassadors all committed to leadership parity. Learn more here.

Latest Media

Bloomberg Interview: How Former Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt Helps Women Take the Lead

In this edition of "Bloomberg Equality," Gloria Feldt , Take The Lead co-founder and former Planned Parenthood president, explains the steps she takes to help women deconstruct their understanding of power and discusses the changing landscape for Planned Parenthood. She speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."

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Ms. Magazine
The Ms. Q&A: Gloria Feldt Wants More Women Empowered and in Power
by Carmen Rios

“Gloria Feldt’s vision for the future is clear: more women in power, period.”

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The New York Times
Letter to the Editor: What It Takes for Women to Lead
by Gloria Feldt

“A feminist leader says women need to “deconstruct the power narrative” they’ve been given.”

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Ellevate Podcast
Episode 151: Taking the Lead, with Gloria Feldt

Gloria offers her tips on the place of innovation and creation of meaning through organizational leadership, as well as what she is currently doing to give women an equal shot in the world.

How to Change the World Podcast
with Catherine Alonzo
Episode 24 - Gloria Feldt - Taking the lead to achieve gender parity

Not-so-fun-fact: Did you know that fewer than 20% of top leaders across all sectors are women?

Gloria joins the podcast to share her incredible journey, the wonders of internal and external barriers to leadership, and how we can make the world a more equal place.

So Money Podcast
with Farnoosh Torabi
Episode 508 - Gloria Feldt Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead

Going from teen mom and high school drop out to later the president of Planned Parenthood and being named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year…. Our guest today is in, one word, incredible.

People Magazine calls her the “voice of experience.”

Gloria Feldt, from a distance, has been one of my role models and we have her to thank for blazing the trail for so many ambitious women.

Ex-CEO of Planned Parenthood hopes empowerment movements are inclusive
Gloria Feldt interviewed by ASU Lodestar conference

Gloria Feldt has been at the forefront of women’s empowerment issues for decades, and she hopes women can move past the current #MeToo movement to include men in the conversation about gender equity.


Forbes Mentoring Moments Podcast
with Denise Restauri
Women Take Action: One Smart Way To Get And Use Power

This is Mentoring Moments, a series of WOW-you-need-to-know-these stories and tips from successful women of multiple generations.

Excluded from the C-Suite? 12 Experts Offer Advice

LeadersIn spoke to 12 executive coaching, leadership and diversity and inclusion experts including Gloria Feldt, Dr. Monique C. Johnson, Georgene Huang of Fairygodboss, Jo Miller and Selena Rezvani of Be Leaderly, Rania Anderson of The Way Women Work, Jennifer Brown and more to ask them what concrete advice they have for women who want to chart a path to the C-Suite.


Her Success Story Podcast
with Ivy Slater
Episode 62 - Changing the Culture of Business

Gloria speaks to Ivy Slater on how to redefine your own power and the outlook of diversity with the next generation

Glamour’s ‘Woman of the Year’ Says 50 Women Can Change the Business World

How can women take the lead in business? Gloria Feldt, president and co-founder of Take The Lead Women joins BoldTV to discuss her “50 Women Can Change the World” program

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WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women Podcast
with Veronica Dagher
Gloria Feldt: Empowering Women Through Feminism

A longtime advocate for women's rights, Gloria tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how the fight for gender parity remains a core mission in her life. Listen online at Wall Street Journal

Forbes Magazine
Can A Woman Win The Presidency?

Victoria Woodhull spent election day in 1872 in the Ludlow Street Jail, which derailed her plans to vote for herself for president of the United States — which she was bent on pulling off even though women wouldn’t get the right to vote for another 50 years...

...“A woman actually did win the popular vote, let’s not forget,” says Gloria Feldt, the co-president of Take the Lead, a non-profit dedicated to achieving gender parity by 2025, addressing the fact that Clinton won the popular vote by 2.87 million votes.  And, it seems we may never know the full impact Russia’s interference in our 2016 elections had on the outcome.


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