Celebrating Women’s Equality Day at Take the Lead Conference 2023


Angel City FC, Actress Kathleen Turner, Ms. Magazine, and Netflix’s Darnell Moore were honored at Take The Lead Women Power Up Conference 2023. Take The Lead celebrated Women’s Equality Day with a conference and concert in Los Angeles with goal of advancing gender parity. 


  • Ms. Magazine, Leading Media Award 
  • Angel City FC—Julie Uhrman, CEO, Leading Company Award
  • Barbie, Leading Woman Award
  • Kathleen Turner, Wear the Shirt Award
  • Darnell Moore, Alexander Barbanell Leading Man Award

 In Los Angeles on Aug 26, 2023, Take The Lead hosted the “Power Up” Conference and Concert to advocate for intersectional, gender parity in leadership across all sectors. The conference included dynamic panels, networking and awards at UCLA Luskin Conference Center.

Speakers and panelists included: 

Gloria Feldt, President, Take the Lead Women

Sophia Yen MD MPH, CEO & Co-Founder, Pandia Health 

Giovanna Rossi, NPR Well Woman Show

Erin Lebacqz, High Value Writing

Haley Lickstein: The Future of Advocacy

Marva Bailer: Be Unexpected

  • AND MORE INCLUDING…..Sherry Bass, Regional VP, Primerica, Alicia Chin Greer, Leadership/Executive Coach, Rosser Goodman, Film and TV Director, Laura Nix Gerson, Director, Women & Worth, Worth Media VP Partnerships, Jevin Hodge, National Engagement Director, LINK Strategic Partners, Amanda Huffman, Author & Speaker, Women of the Military Podcast, Aayati Dash Kar, Poet, Ginger Miller, President, and CEO, Women Veterans Interactive Foundation, Presidential Appointee to USO Board of Directors, Alicia Ontiveros, Writer/Director, Veros Productions, Jorgi Paul, Founder, Lady of Record, Jyoti Sarda, Founder and CEO, Nimble Media, Maggie Sanchez, Global CEO, Harvard Project Director, Catherine Scrivano, President, Casco Financial Group 

TAKE THE LEAD 2023 CONCERT included: BETTY, Kathleen Turner, Marina Arsenijevic and MILCK

About Take The Lead 

Founded by Gloria Feldt and Amy Litzenberger in 2013, Take The Lead is an organization whose bold mission is to prepare (train), develop (mentor), inspire (role model), and propel (thought leadership) all women of all diversities and intersectionalities to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. You can learn more about the organization and Power Up conference at www.taketheleadwomen.com or follow Take The Lead on InstagramFacebook, LinkedIn, Threads, TikTok, or Twitter.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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