Gloria Feldt, former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the co-founder of Take The Lead Women was interviewed by Lauren Schiller of Fortune on the state of the women’s movement today and offered her unique perspective on its challenges.
Feldt presented to the Leadership Foundation’s 2015-2016 Fellows Class in Boston this October on the subject of changing how we think about power to a cohort comprised of 34 emerging women leaders from 14 nations.
Excerpt from Fortune interview, Gloria Feldt:
“The challenge of twentieth century second-wave feminism was to change discriminatory laws, open doors and give women an opportunity to aim for whatever they wanted to accomplish in their lives. The challenge of the twenty-first century is for women to walk through those doors, because once you have opened them and once you have laws that make gender discrimination illegal, what’s next? Nobody’s going to step aside for you. You have to walk through those doors yourself, and that is the lesson that I believe women have yet to learn.”
Find the full article on Fortune here.