Gloria Steinem on why we need women’s conferences

“If you enjoy equal pay, if you feel like you have opportunities that your mother never had, that your grandmother could certainly only dream of, you should be thanking your lucky stars for Gloria Steinem.”
—Mel Robbins

Gloria Steinem, women’s rights pioneer, co-founder of Ms. Magazine and a 2011 Pennsylvania Conference for Women keynote speaker, shared her thoughts on the challenges women face today and the importance of women’s conferences with another Conference speaker, “America’s Life Coach” Mel Robbins, on the “Mel Robbins Show.”

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“I can’t overstress how important something like this Pennsylvania Conference for Women is. I’ve been to state conferences and regional conferences all over the country. They’re really life-changing, because for the first time, many women find themselves in the majority in their aspirations, in a concentration, in a critical mass of people who support them, who have shared experiences, who can give advice, who ask advice. And because the system as it is in the external world still runs mostly differently, they may always in their lives have been in the minority, or felt crazy, or had to explain themselves. At a conference like this, it’s mutual support and the ability to learn, to find out and to use our own experiences to teach others.”
—Gloria Steinem, women’s right pioneer, co-founder of Ms. Magazine and a 2011 Pennsylvania Conference for Women keynote speaker

 

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