"The Ceslie Show" guests Ariane de Bonvoisin, Gloria Feldt
ARIANE DE BONVOISIN, CEO FIRST30DAYS, A NYC-BASED MEDIA COMPANY FOCUSED ON GUIDING PEOPLE THROUGH CHANGE. GLORIA FELDT, BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE WAR ON CHOICE AND SEND YOURSELF ROSES. LEARN HOW-TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE RIGHT NOW ON THE CESLIE SHOW!
ARIANE DE BONVOISIN
Ariane de Bonvoisin is the CEO and founder of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional and social or global. The company, which launched its web site, first30days.com, in February 2008 currently features 60 life change subjects, including those relevant to our times such as losing a job, selling a home, starting a business, dealing with depression, smart investing, reducing debt and living frugally.
With a degree in economics and international relations from the London School of Economics, Ariane began her professional career at The Boston Consulting Group and worked in over a dozen countries during her tenure. After receiving an MBA from Stanford University, she moved to New York, working with media companies Bertelsmann and Sony.
In 2000, she joined Time Warner as the Managing Director of a new $500 million digital-media venture fund. The Fund's mission was to take equity stakes in early-stage, potentially strategic, technology companies.
Prior to her launch of First30Days and time at Charlie Rose Productions, Ariane spent a year as a Senior Advisor on a Humanitarian Project, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AFRICA. The project involved the top 100 photojournalists placed in the 53 countries of Africa on a single day.
Ariane's book entitled, The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier was published by Harper Collins in May 2008. Ariane embarked on a national media and speaking tour for the book. A Spanish edition was published in December 2008 by Spanish by Rayo, a division of Harper Collins and the paperback edition of First30Days is due in early May 2009.
Ariane currently serves on the advisory boards of the following companies she is passionate about: Smart is Cool (an organization dedicated to empowering young girls) and Call and Response (an organization committed to ending child slavery around the world).
Gloria Feldt is an activist and best selling author of The War on Choice and Send Yourself Roses. She blogs about her passions and expertise—Heartfeldt Politics, Powered Women, and Courageous Leadership on her website GloriaFeldt.com.
People Magazine called this former teen mom who became the CEO and movement leader of the world's largest reproductive and sexual health care provider and advocacy organization "the voice of experience". Gloria exemplifies courageous leadership, with 30 years on the frontlines of challenge and change. She brought phenomenal growth to the Planned Parenthood affiliates she led in West Texas and Arizona. Then during arguably the movement's most challenging time since Margaret Sanger's uphill battles, she revitalized the national movement, serving as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Her colleagues call her a “practical visionary”; Fast Company magazine lauded the inclusive way she led the organization to adopt a bold new Vision for 2025. By the time she left, the organization’s total combined affiliate and national organization annual revenues approached one billion. Her call to "fight forward" scored insurance coverage for contraceptives and accessible emergency contraception. She initiated the Prevention First Act and reintroduction of a new, improved Freedom of Choice Act. She understands politics from the ground up--the 2004 March for Women's Lives which she helped to spearhead brought over 1.2 million men, women, and families to Washington, the largest protest march in American history--and also served as president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which she grew into the largest nonpartisan pro-choice action fund and Political Action Committee.
Among her honors, Vanity Fair magazine named Gloria one of America's "top 200 women legends, leaders, and trailblazers". Glamour magazine honored her as Woman of the Year. She was one of Women's e-News' 2007 "21 Leaders for the 21st Century". Texas Monthly, naming her to its "Texas Twenty"--she hails originally from Temple TX--described her as "part den mother, part businesswoman, part Mae West". In Arizona, she was named Women of Achievement by Mujer, Junior League, and Soroptomist, and the city of Phoenix awarded her its Martin Luther King Living the Dream Award.
Gloria is a fellow of the International Leadership Forum. She serves on the Women's Media Center board of directors, on the board of the Jewish Women’s Archive, and advisory boards of Our Bodies, Ourselves and of Hygeia PCP. She is a professor of practice at Arizona State University, where she teaches "Women, Power, and Leadership".
This episode of "The Ceslie Show" originally broadcast live on 08.12.09