Sreedevi’s Story

Gloria Feldt
3 min readJul 26, 2021


Here’s what keeps me going in the face of predictions that the pandemic has set women’s progress back 10 years.

Hi Gloria,

I am really excited about putting my strategic plan into action now, and seeing the results in 6 months. This course has helped me tremendously and I would love for more women to benefit from it. I feel very confident in my decisions now, and know that I can (and will) do the hard stuff to get where I want to go. I am ready to aim higher, and achieve higher-and just have fun along the way!

I don’t know what’s coming next, but I do know it will be awesome, because I’m not settling for anything less. I will definitely circle back in 6 months (note to self: Jan 14, 2022) with a great update.

Thanks again!


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Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is a New York Times bestselling author and co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a nonprofit women’s leadership organization.