Welcome to Women Leading the Way

women leading the wayThank you for taking time out of your busy life to join us on this web site. This is a place where we celebrate the many ways that women lead. Each month we feature a story of a woman stepping up to lead the way - in her community, workplace, country, or tribe. We also offer capacity building activities and resources for nurturing all women in continuing to enhance our leadership skills and extend our influence. Knowing that we amplify our power when we connect with others, this site provides ways for women to learn with and from one another across cultures. We invite you to send stories of women you know who are making a difference in the world, and to submit methods and strategies you find effective in your own work as a leader.

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Story of the Month September 2018: Leading Where You Are

Lili and Gordana
Lili (left) and Gordana (Right)

Our Story this month features Gordana Sklepić and Ljiljana Čubra of Karanac, Croatia, who reveal the beauty of embracing change and creatively adjusting to the transitions required by changes in the world around them ~ leadership competencies so needed at this time in our history.  They’ve taken charge of their lives.  They are creating, day-by-day, the community in which they want to live. 

At this website we believe that leadership is NOT defined by a position or a formal role that you hold. Instead, we believe that leadership is defined by the influence you exhibit. We invite you to learn from the stories of women who are demonstrating – in many ways – the power of their leadership, through the way they live their life or the vision they pursue.

A quote attributed to John Quincy Adams, an early President of the United States, describes leadership this way: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  We like it!

In our Story of the Month, we invite you to be inspired by the story shared by Gordana and Liljana, as you relate to changes in your own world.

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About Barbara Spraker

Barbara SprakerBarbara Spraker, an educator, is a catalyst for transformation. She is passionate about drawing out and amplifying women's power.

Our future depends on women's leadership - leadership based on creating space  for diverse voices to be heard, nurturing creativity and compassion, building relationships of trust where shared vision can emerge, and collaborating in action to bring those visions into reality.

Barbara teaches in the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University Seattle and has led capacity-building workshops for women for more than 20 years. Read Barbara's bio>>