Thursday, October 04, 2007

Women leaders

Breakfast conversation today with two amazing women who are innovating in building and connecting intentional communities in Africa and here in the states. I’m helping them use social network science to do this work. We were talking about their experience of being outcasts as leaders in traditional religious communities when male hierarchies dominate.

It raises the question of when are we going to start realizing the legitimacy of women as leaders? When will be start to understand that authentic leadership is the fusion of divine feminine and divine masculine energies? When we become conscious about leadership, we will no longer make gender generalizations about leadership. On that day, women will be embraced for their creativity and men for their sensitivity. On that day, we will finally understand that leadership is a relationship, not a role.

1 comment:

Voytec said...

Any follow up to that meeting?
I am the webmaster of amistadamerica.org - in recent months I spend some time in Sierra Leone and came to the similiar conclusions there, some plans for local activities were made - I would love to contact with the women you mention.