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Take The Lead Women

23 EpisodesProduced by Gloria FeldtWebsite

How can I get paid what I’m worth? How does she do it—be a great mom and have that great career? Should I start my own company or stay in a company that’s good but I feel unfulfilled? I’m in my first leadership position—what’s your best advice?How do you stay true to your vision in the midst of cha… read more


Why Women Should Take Impossible Jobs

“Only she who attempts the absurd achieves the impossible.” – Robin Morgan 

Gloria opens the podcast by discussing an article she recently read claiming that the next CEO of Wells Fargo would be a female human shield. The article argues that it would be a step backwards for women because this role is ‘unprecedentedly terrible’ and the new CEO would have to navigate difficult situations such as prior scandals, plummeting assets, legal issues, and regulatory and political pressures. However, Gloria argues that women should seize the opportunity to take on impossible jobs just like this one because it’s precisely within the chaos that companies are open to new ideas and a leader can move effectively to implement her own changes.

In this episode, Gloria highlights the importance of shifting the current ideology of ‘power over’ to ‘power to.’ She argues that power is an infinite resource, especially when it comes to innovation, imagination, and ingenuity. Gloria speaks to her own experience taking on an impossible job and the exhilaration she felt when she accomplished her goals. Finally, Gloria provides three specific reasons why women should continue to push their own limits and take on roles that many have deemed impossible. 

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