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Take The Lead Presents: Virtual Happy Hour series that seeks to change the narrative from problems to solutions through thought leadership. It’s a live Zoom webcast, easy to access and you can ask the guests your most burning questions. Our goal is to provide you with takeaways you can use right away in your life and work.

Shift Storm: How Moms Can Succeed At Work and Beyond

On this free live Virtual Happy Hour, we’ll be joined by Brigid Schulte, director of Better Life Lab at New America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One Has The Time; and Shadiah Sigala, Cofounder and CEO of Kinside, a child care network, and previously cofounder of HoneyBook.

You'll learn how to:

  • Address the workplace challenges of parenting

  • Discover solutions to childcare, parental leave and work flexibility

  • Manage time constraints and prioritize time demands

  • Communicate your shift needs at work and home

  • Develop network support at work

  • Find resources to improve life as a mom in the workplace

Join us LIVE for this important, lively discussion on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30pm ET

You can ask:

--Anything if you participate live!

--Sign up even if you can’t attend live—we’ll send the link afterward so you don’t miss the valuable tips.

--Tweet questions in advance to @takeleadwomen to make sure your question gets answered.


Brigid Schulte is a journalist, think tank director, speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One Has The Time. She was an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine for nearly 17 years and was part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. She is director of the Better Life Lab, the work-life, gender equality and social policy program at New America, a nonpartisan think tank, which uses data, storytelling, practical solutions and policy analysis to highlight how redesigning work, work-life enrichment, gender equality and well-designed family policies are keys to excellence, productivity, equity and innovation, as well as full, authentic and meaningful lives for everyone. She hosts the Better Life Lab podcast on Slate, which hit the Top 50 on the Apple Podcast charts.

Shadiah Sigala is a serial tech entrepreneur and Cofounder and CEO of Kinside, the most trusted child care network. Kinside was recently funded by Kairos, Y Combinator, and Precursor Ventures to drive child care affordability and accessibility for working parents. Previously, Sigala cofounded HoneyBook, a SaaS-based network that serves 50,000 creative freelancers and has reached post Series-C scale. She broke ground in her first generation Mexican-American immigrant family by receiving degrees from Harvard (Master's in Public Policy) and Pomona College (BA in Latin American Studies) by the age of 24. She has authored groundbreaking studies regarding the gender pay gap and sexual harassment in the freelance space, published on Fortune, Forbes, and Huffington Post, among others. She resides in California with her husband and two young children.


Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead, with the mission to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Starting as a teen mom, her hard work and leadership abilities led her to a 30-year career at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, including a 9-year stint as its national president and CEO. People Magazine has called her “the voice of experience,” Glamour named her Woman of the Year, Forbes to their 40 over 40 list, and Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers.” When she discovered that women had been stuck at 18 percent of top leadership positions for two decades, she knew she had to find a way to change that. The result: she wrote the bestselling book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power to give women practical Power Tools that break down their unconscious barriers to greater personal and professional success.That book led to the organization Take The Lead and comprehensive leadership programs such as the 50 Women Can Change the World.

Cohost: Reshma Gopaldas has been creating video content with a focus on women’s rights and health for over 15 yars. As the Associate Director of Creative Services and Talent Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she produced, directed, and wrote the majority of their video content, and managed their celebrity supporters. Prior to that, she worked in film and television production in New York, with notable directors and actors. Her work has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, ABC, HuffPo, Jezebel, Fox, etc. Today, she heads video for SHE Media, which includes BlogHer, Stylecaster,, HelloFlo and SheMediacom.

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