Feldts previous books include the New York Times bestseller Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles (2007), co-authored with actress Kathleen Turner, Behind Every Choice Is a Story (2003), and The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back (2004).
People Magazine calls Feldt the voice of experience. A teen mother from rural Texas, Feldt served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nations largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, from 1996-2005. Feldts passion for bettering womens lives remains her driving force as an independent commentator on womens issues, politics, media, and leadership. Her commentary has been featured in national publications such as the New York Times, the Daily Beast, and Salon. ,em>Glamour honored her as Woman of the Year and Vanity Fair named her to its Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers. Feldt teaches Women, Power, and Leadership at Arizona State University and serves on the board of the Womens Media Center.
The Kravis Leadership Institute, the Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children, and the Writing Center at CMC have joined forces with the Athenaeum to bring Gloria Feldt to campus. Ms. Feldt will sign books in the Athenaeum lobby following her talk.