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Virtual Happy Hour > Make Your Voice Heard: Speak Out On Purpose

Take The Lead Presents: Virtual Happy Hour series that seeks to change the narrative from problems to solutions through thought leadership. It’s a live Zoom webcast, easy to access and you can ask the guests your most burning questions. Our goal is to provide you with takeaways you can use right away in your life and work.

Make Your Voice Heard: Speak Out On Purpose

On this free live Virtual Happy Hour, we’ll be joined by Carina Glover, Founder and CEO of HerHeadquarters; Amanda Kahlow, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, 6Sense; and Wendi C. Thomas, founder, editor and publisher of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism.

This month's special co-host will be Michele Weldon, editorial director of Take The Lead, author of five nonfiction books and emerita faculty in journalism at Northwestern University. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Use your voice to speak out on issues you care about

  • Create companies and organizations to create change

  • Enlist different platforms to communicate about your mission and purpose

  • Decide how, when and why you want to speak up in organizations

  • Discover ways to communicate purposefully

Join us LIVE for this important, lively discussion on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30pm ET

You can ask:

  • Anything if you participate live!

  • Sign up even if you can’t attend live—we’ll send the link afterward so you don’t miss the valuable tips. 

  • Tweet questions in advance to @takeleadwomen to make sure your question gets answered. 



Carina Glover is the founder of HerHeadquarters, a collaborating app exclusive to women entrepreneurs within the Fashion, Beauty, Entertainment, Events, and PR industries. It is the “digital collaborating capital for women building empires” in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami and Omaha, and soon to expand to San Francisco, Chicago and Houston. She also launched The Aces Tour LA Edition, celebrating women in the industry and previously was owner of Chiffon Events.


Amanda Kahlow, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, 6Sense, a marketing company using AI and big data for B2B helping mid-size businesses. Prior to 6sense, Amanda spent 14 years as the CEO and founder of CI Insights, a big-data services company. An advisor to Girl Rising, Amanda is committed to their mission to educate girls in developing countries as a way to build thriving, prosperous, healthy communities and affect positive social change.


Wendi C. Thomas is the founder, editor and publisher of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. A 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, she’s been a reporter, editor or columnist at the Indianapolis Star, Tennessean, Charlotte Observer and Commercial Appeal. Thomas is a senior communications fellow at the Center for Community Change and contributes to The Undefeated and the Christian Science Monitor.


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Michele Weldon is editorial director of Take The Lead, author of five nonfiction books, journalist and editor for four decades and emerita faculty in journalism at Northwestern University. She is a senior leader with the OpEd Project and her commentary has appeared in New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, NBCThink, Slate, Time, The Guardian, Forbes and scores of other outlets on gender, media and popular culture.


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Gloria Feldt is the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead, with the mission to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Starting as a teen mom, her hard work and leadership abilities led her to a 30-year career at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, including a 9-year stint as its national president and CEO. People Magazine has called her “the voice of experience,” Glamour named her Woman of the Year, Forbes to their 40 over 40 list, and Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers.” When she discovered that women had been stuck at 18 percent of top leadership positions for two decades, she knew she had to find a way to change that. The result: she wrote the bestselling book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power to give women practical Power Tools that break down their unconscious barriers to greater personal and professional success.That book led to the organization Take The Lead and comprehensive leadership programs such as the 50 Women Can Change the World.

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Cohost: Reshma Gopaldas has been creating video content with a focus on women’s rights and health for over 15 yars. As the Associate Director of Creative Services and Talent Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she produced, directed, and wrote the majority of their video content, and managed their celebrity supporters. Prior to that, she worked in film and television production in New York, with notable directors and actors. Her work has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, ABC, HuffPo, Jezebel, Fox, etc. Today, she heads video for SHE Media, which includes BlogHer, Stylecaster,, HelloFlo and SheMediacom.

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