Gloria Steinam and Teresa Rodriguez WilliamsonI get invited to a ton of events and for the most part, I’ll float in, enjoy a cocktail, and mingle my way out to the next event. No thought involved, just fun nights with peers, friends, and colleagues. But last night was extraordinary. I got to meet one of my idols, a woman that shaped my ideology, a feminist icon, and a true maven – Gloria Steinem.

The Women’s Media Center (WMC) sponsored this fabulous event. And the mission of the organization is to make the female half of the world visible and powerful in the media. The guest list read like a who’s who in female journalism. Jane Fonda was there as well. She is one of the founders of the WMC.

The power, buzz, and excitement in the room was electrifying. Jane Fonda spoke of women’s solidarity, Gloria spoke of strength and courage, and Helen Zia spoke of uniting together as one force. If you did not know that you were at Roe restaurant in San Francisco, you could have mistaken the event as an underground rally in Burma or Afghanistan.

If you have a chance to get involved with The Women’s Media Center by donating or volunteering, please do. Us women are more powerful than we give ourselves credit. So, stand up sister! It’s time to rock this world with positive girl power!!