Finding Opportunity in the Crisis
In this speech, Steinem encourages us to make changes that are at least as wide, deep and universal as the danger we now feel. It's a truism that the Chinese character for "crisis" combines those for "danger" and "opportunity," yet in the Covid-crisis, the first is on our minds and media endlessly, but not the second. For instance: There has never been a better argument for universal health care and paid sick days. Both should now be a bottomline for every corporation and candidate. The virus is teaching us that the health of some of us is the health of all of us. For instance: Humans came from shared origins, with those migrating to hot climates needing more melanin to protect from the sun, and those to cold climates needing less to absorb vitamin D. The virus doesn't know from racism. It is teaching us that we are all human.
My Life on the Road
Gloria Steinem's life on the road is about more than just travel. It was a lifetime of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. In this talk based on her life and NYT Bestselling book, Steinem shares how, "The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of our heads and into our hearts." Let Gloria Steinem take your audience on this heartfelt journey.
The Longest Revolution
Gloria Steinem reflects on her involvement in the social movements of the past five decades to discuss the politics of gender, the economic power of the female and minority consumer market, and workplace issues.
The Progression of Feminism: Where Are We Going?
Urging audiences to reconstruct their understanding of gender roles, Gloria Steinem addresses the central issue of how we can foster a national spirit of co-operation to continue the advancement of the rights of all citizens, especially our children.
Gloria Steinem's The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!
For decades—and especially now, in these times of divisiveness and uncertainty—people around the world have found guidance, humor, and unity in feminist icon GLORIA STEINEM's gift for words that offer hope and inspire action. In her book, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!, Steinem provides an empowering collection of her most inspirational and outrageous quotes, with her own introduction and essays featuring lessons on social change, activism, and the future of feminism.
A passionate, in-demand speaker, recently Steinem made headlines for her commentary on politics and gender equality on MSNBC, and as her biopic-- The Glorias: A Life on the Road, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander-- sets to premiere in 2020.
At speaking engagements, audiences find Steinem's guidance both timeless and timely. Rave reviews from her engagements include:
Gloria Steinem makes headlines at the MAKERS Conference
Sought-out for the highly-influential MAKERS Conference, feminist icon GLORIA STEINEM delivered powerful insights about women's equality in the workplace and fighting against injustice. A global women's leadership event that brings together the most powerful names in business, entertainment, tech, and finance, the MAKERS Conference explores ways to accelerate the women's movement and make lasting change. Steinem's remarks garnered thunderous applause, and countless tweets of praise including: "Preach Gloria!" and "#MakersConference on now with Gloria @GloriaSteinem Informative and entertaining." While at the conference Steinem was sought-out for a Yahoo Finance interview, discussing the future of the #MeToo movement and change in the workforce with passion and her signature wit. One of the most visible symbols of the women's movement, Steinem continues to be an ever-present and sought-after speaker on all fronts of social activism. She's the subject of an upcoming biopic directed by legendary director Julia Taymor and starring Julianne Moore, based on Steinem's bestselling memoir My Life on the Road. As the Robert Toigo Foundation raved after a recent event: "Gloria was absolutely amazing. It was like an out of body experience to hear from her. Everyone was blown away."
Gloria Steinem shares lessons for the next generation
In a Vogue article entitled “Gloria Steinem’s Advice for the Next Generation of Feminists Is a Must-Read for Our Time” feminist icon GLORIA STEINEM shares her sharp advice (and wit) on women’s rights and the current political climate. Touching on everything from roll backs on health coverage to social justice movements, Steinem inspires the next generation to continue enacting positive change. Her optimism, words of empowerment and perspectives on global feminism were also the subject of articles in Quartz and The New York Times. A visionary of the Women’s Rights Movement, Steinem continues to be a vocal leader and is currently curating the Festival Albertine in France, aimed to inform and activate the next generation of feminists.
Gloria Steinem’s story hits the silver screen
Feminist icon GLORIA STEINEM is the subject of a biopic entitled The Glorias, which puts her legendary life and work on brilliant display. Directed by acclaimed director Julie Taymor and starring Julianne Moore, the movie is largely based on Steinem’s historic memoir, My Life on the Road, which was a New York Times bestseller and named by both O: The Oprah Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar as one of the “best books of the year.” The movie's premiere was a highlight of the Sundance Film Festival, which Steinem attended. She sat down for a riveting conversation at the film's screening, and participated in a talk hosted by The Atlantic, to share her insights on the ongoing fight for women's rights and the time we live in. At speaking engagements, Steinem is heralded as "absolutely amazing... like an out of body experience," (Robert Toigo Foundation) and "beyond gracious," (Margaux's Miracle Foundation). She provides empowering remarks on being change-makers in the world today.
Gloria Steinem is a writer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She was a founder of New York and Ms. magazines, and is the author of The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off , My Life on the Road, Moving Beyond Words, Revolution from Within, and Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, all published in the United States, and in India, in As If Women Matter. Her forthcoming book will focus on the Black roots of feminism.
She co-founded the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Free to Be Foundation, and the Women’s Media Center in the United States. As links to other countries, she helped found Equality Now, Donor Direct Action, and Direct Impact Africa. For her writing, Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, the National Magazine Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism. In 1993, her concern with child abuse led her to co-produce an Emmy Award–winning TV documentary for HBO, Multiple Personalities: The Search for Deadly Memories. She and Amy Richards co-produced a series of eight documentaries on violence against women around the world for VICELAND in 2016.
In 2013, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. In 2019, she received the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum.
She is the subject of Julie Taymor’s upcoming biopic, The Glorias, set to premier in Fall 2020.