Cecile Richards

Stop Underestimating Yourself

Cecile Richards

Before being interviewed for the position of president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards thought she was unqualified and should just skip it. Uncertain what to do, she called her mom, the late former Governor of Texas, Ann Richards. Never one to mince her words, the elder Richards said simply: “Get it together.” Read More

Leading Through Controversy: Lessons on Courage and Risk-Taking

Whether or not you agree with her mission, Cecile Richards is an influential and progressive leader who has succeeded in driving change in the midst of controversy. When it could have been much easier to give up, Richards always stayed the course. Leading in the frontlines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through these pitfalls is critical to their success and ultimately their bottom line. In this powerful session, Richards will draw on her personal leadership experiences to explore courage, influence and risk-taking. She will offer practical advice and actionable takeaways for how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with your team and superiors and ultimately impact change as a leader within all areas of your organization despite the pushback and bumps you face along the way. Read More

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2018 Session | Women Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines

Leading in the front lines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through pitfalls is a critical and defining moment in ones success. In this powerful session, we will explore real experiences of leaders in the trenches to discuss courage, influence and risk-taking. Learn how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with others, including superiors, and ultimately break barriers despite the pushback and bumps you face along the way. Walk away inspired from these influential and progressive leaders who succeeded in driving change in the midst of obstacles and controversy. Read More

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