The Team:


Elisa Parker, Project Director

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Elisa Parker, media maven, speaker and a visionary for women and social justice is the co-founder, president & host of the award winning program, See Jane Do, co-founder of Indivisible Women and Leadership Ambassador with Take the Lead Women. Elisa’s work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories & solutions in each of us. She hosts her weekly show for nationally acclaimed radio station KVMR & is the co-founder & director of the Passion into Action™ Women’s Conference, TEDxGrassValley, Raising Jane and the See Jane Do Media Lounge. Elisa reaches thousands through partnership with other like-minded organizations and develops organizational-wide initiatives, communications strategies for events & digital media campaigns that support women’s leadership & gender equity. She designs, creates and facilitates training programs in hi-tech, media, healthcare & non-profit organizations to optimize performance outcomes. She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program, Take the Lead Women & The White House Project’s Go Run program. Elisa holds a BA in Communications from San Francisco State and a MA in Organization Development & Leadership at University of San Francisco.


Tabby Biddle, Project Director

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Tabby Biddle is a celebrated women’s leadership coach, bestselling author of Find Your Voice: A Woman’s Call to Action, Leadership Ambassador and Project Director with Take The Lead, a non-profit organization committed to creating gender parity in leadership across all sectors by 2025. Through her trainings, keynote talks and private coaching practice, Tabby has supported thousands of women into greater leadership – from business leaders, to media personalities, to celebrity activists, to artists, to students, to entrepreneurs. A United Nations Foundation press fellow and delegate to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, Tabby is passionate about amplifying the voices and stories of women from around the world. She is excited be Co-Project Director with Elisa Parker for this 50 Women Can Change The World in Media & Entertainment initiative.


Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder + President of Take The Lead

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Gloria Feldt is the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead, has been an advocate for women for fo 40 years. A former teen mom, her hard work and natural leadership abilities led her to a 30-year career at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, including a 10-year stint as its national president and CEO. People Magazine has called her “the voice of experience,” and Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers.” When she discovered that women have 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. In 2014, she founded Take The Lead, an initiative to bring women to leadership parity by 2025.


Amber Nelson, Program Director

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Amber Nelson is the Leadership Ambassador Program Director. Her communications and marketing expertise guide the recruitment, training, and strategy that drives the program. A longtime advocate for women’s rights, she supports Leadership Ambassadors across the country, builds relationships with corporate and nonprofit partners, and develops marketing that helps new audiences discover Take the Lead. She runs Lingo Consulting, Inc., a marketing, communications and research firm in Southern California with clients such as Kaiser Permanente, Transamerica, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Sheila Cameron,  Industry Consultant

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Artist, writer, and activist, Sheila Cameron, left mainstream entertainment to focus on art and family in 2005. Executive and producing positions at companies like HBO, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s LivePlanet, MTV, American Photo Magazine and lends a unique perspective to her work. She generated worldwide attention with the FREE KATIE site and t-shirts and broke down barriers between art worlds with, “Jerry Saltz Personally Invited Me to Hell and I’m Going”. She received her BA in Fine Art and Writing from Loyola University in Maryland and continues explore the role of fine art in entertainment, social media and activism from her home studio in Nevada City, California. Although she is in Northern California now, she keeps personal and professional ties with Los Angeles, the city where she spent most of her life. Since the presidential election of 2016 she has used her skills to advocate for women’s issues.


Nailah Blades, Social Media Manager

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Brady Hahn, Special Events Coordinator

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Brooke Newberry, Project Coordinator

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Rhea Beddoe, Operations Manager

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Rhea Beddoe is the Director of Special Events & Operations at Take The Lead. She coordinates the planning and production of “Take The Lead Presents” events, including in-person learning events and online Virtual Happy Hours with women leaders and visionaries. Prior to joining Take The Lead, Rhea worked in the political and nonprofit sectors for over six years, most recently as the coordinator for a New York City Council campaign. She has always had a passion for supporting women’s rights and is an active volunteer with local NYC women’s health organizations.


SallyAnne McCartin, Public Relations/Communications

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SallyAnne McCartin is the communications and public relations consultant for Take The Lead.  As head of McCartin Daniels|PR her experience with idea-driven media campaigns is a perfect fit for her work for Take The Lead’s unique programming and thought leadership.  Her clients include New York Times bestselling writers, Nobel Prize winners, artists and social change activists including Susan Faludi, Dr. Eric Kandel, Caroline Kennedy, Leslie Bennetts, Mitch Albom, David Boies, Kelly Corrigan, Walter Mosley, Dr. Robert Coles (DoubleTake magazine), and filmmaker Nancy Buirski’s (By Sidney Lumet, The Loving Story) Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.