Lady Liberty is V.E.R.Y.* Pissed Podcast awakens women in America to the significance of the loss of their reproductive rights and voting rights, and to the lack of women’s equal rights in the U.S. Constitution. When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, our worst fears about our loss of liberty were confirmed. Our purpose is to educate listeners about how our reproductive rights, voting rights, and equal civil rights are linked, and how to rise up and fight strategically to re-claim women’s equality. Join our army and fight with us to protect these inalienable rights in this crucial midterm election year — and save our democracy!
Meet the team behind Lady Liberty is V.E.R.Y.* Pissed!
Gloria Feldt is an acclaimed expert on women, power, and leadership with frontline leadership experience, a bestselling author, and in-demand keynote speaker. She is cofounder and president of Take The Lead, whose mission reflects her life’s passion: to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025 by providing breakthrough training, mentoring and coaching role modeling, and thought leadership. She is the bestselling author of five books. Her latest, Intentioning: Sex, Power, Pandemics and How Women Will Take The Lead launched September 28, 2021, shows how we can seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of massive disruption to build back stronger with women at the center of the recovery. Through the lens of women’s stories, it delivers a fresh set of leadership tools, skills, and concepts that help all women reach their own highest intentions, purposefully creating new norms, while guiding institutions to break through the remaining barriers to gender and racial parity for everyone’s good.
She is formerly president and CEO of the world’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She was named by Vanity Fair one of “America’s Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers,” Glamour’s “Woman of the Year,” She Knows Media Inspiring Woman, Women’s eNews 21 Leaders for the 21 st Century, Women Economic Forum Circle of Light award, Texas Monthly’s Texas 20, Martin Luther King Living the Dream Award, Diversity Leadership Alliance Diversity Leader Award, and Forbes 40 Over 40. She teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University. Feldt has been widely quoted and published, including by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today,
The Daily Beast, Forbes, Fast Company, Time, Huffington Post, Glamour, Elle and Ms. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, Good Morning America and The Daily Show, and an infinite number of podcasts.
Gloria is an awesome chili maker. She and her husband Alex Barbanell live in New York City and Scottsdale, Arizona; they share a combined family of six children and 15 grandchildren. She spends too much time on social media and invites you to connect with her there @GloriaFeldt.
Sherrye Henry was the first woman in America to broadcast television editorials and became the host of “Woman!” for WCBS-TV. For 16 years, she hosted the “Sherrye Henry Program” on WOR Radio, a daily talk show that tackled the major political issues of the day. After running for the NY State Senate (and losing) in 1992, she conducted research on why women are reluctant to vote for women candidates and published the book The Deep Divide: Why American Women Resist Equality (MacMillan, 1994). In 1996, President Bill Clinton appointed Sherrye to run the Women’s Business Ownership Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, which she called the best job in Washington. She then worked on Capitol Hill for five years in the office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. In 2015, Sherrye co-founded the national coalition Executive Women for Hillary (EW4H). Following the 2016 election, EW4H became Executive Women for Her (EW4Her) with a mission that remains crucial today: to elect progressive candidates at the state and national level who will enact, enforce, and protect equal rights for women and their political allies.
Carol Jenkins is an advocate for human, civil and women’s rights, an award-winning author and Emmy-winning former television journalist.
As President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality, sister organizations dedicated to the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment she steered the organizations through their legislative, judicial and educational work to advance the constitutional amendment. As lead representative she participated in many speeches, talks, opinion pieces. media appearances, and testified on the ERA before House Committee on Oversight and Reform. With more than 250 partner organizations representing millions of people across the country. the ERA Coalition has become a powerful force in the equality movement. A board member since its inception. she continues to serve there, pursuing the ERA’s publication and implementation.
Carol Jenkins was also founding president of The Women’s Media Center, another national nonprofit, created to increase representation participation of women in media. As president, she conceived the Progressive Women’s Voices program that has produced many of our leading activists of today, and testified before the Federal Communications Committee. She is a former chair and current board member of Amref Health Africa USA, an arm of the largest health NGO in Africa, where she is engaged in efforts to support health programs for African women and girls.
As a pioneering African American television reporter, Jenkins was an Emmy winning anchor and correspondent for WNBC TV in New York for nearly 25 years. She reported from the floor of national presidential conventions and internationally, including South Africa for the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. Ms. Jenkins is co-author of the award winning book Black Titan: A. G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire, a biography of her uncle; hosts the three-time NY Emmy-nominated interview program, Black America; and is executive producer, writer and correspondent of its documentaries, including the PBS-aired “More Than a Building, A Dream Come True,” an award-winning film detailing the creation of the new African American Museum in Washington, DC and “Conscience of America: Birmingham’s Fight for Civil Rights,” a special on the Birmingham National Civil Rights Monument, which won a national Telly award.
Dr. Betty Spence has been an advocate for women’s advancement in the private and public sectors for 30 years. An expert on women in leadership, she wrote the top-selling book Be Your Own Mentor. From 2001-2021, Betty served as President of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) where she started the annual list of the “Top Companies for Executive Women;” and she founded and chairs the “Women’s Advancement Roundtable” of senior corporate women working to advance other women. She is currently Head, Women’s Advancement at Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) and is continuing that work. In 2015, she co-founded Executive Women for Hillary (EW4H), which evolved into Executive Women for Her in 2018 and brought corporate executive women into grassroots work to elect women to public office. Betty previously served at Catalyst as Vice President of Communications. She holds a Ph.D. in English and has taught women’s studies and literature.