Planned Parenthood Global with Lori Adelman

This interview is part of our #WomeninTech series, in partnership with Women in Foreign Policy. Check out the written transcript of this interview here

“So many, young women especially, are encouraged to put their instincts aside when they enter the workforce in order to get their bearings. It is important to take lessons from those around you, but its also important to keep your instincts and trust yourself. When it comes to communications and global health, there has to be a voice of authenticity…”



This interview was recorded just prior to the inauguration of President Donald Trump  on January 20th 2017. Since then, Trump has since not only reinstated but expanded the global gag rule. Learn more here.

LORI ADELMAN is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and an Executive Director at She is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights.  Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including the New York Times.

She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj.

She has been named to The Root 100 list of the nation’s most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the “30 Under 30” successful people in media.