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.

What is the intention of this site? What will you find here?

Story of the Month March 2019: Pan-African Women's Summit

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The Pan-African Women’s Summit is an on-going story of leadership.
It is a story of collaborative leadership.
It is a story about how women lead.

DamiIn our Story of the Month, February 2016 you met Oluwadamilola Apena, (Dami). At that point, Dami was in Seattle, Washington USA completing her Master's degree in Environment and Community.

Today she is back in her home country of Nigeria. She has founded an NGO, the Banner Unto Nations Foundation, and through that she recently led an event, Pan-African Women's Summit, that brought together seven women, representing the countries of Madagascar, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, and Nigeria.

Enjoy learning about Dami's transition back to her home country, and the ways she has expanded her leadership, in our Story of the Month. And watch this site for further information about the Women's Summit.

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Visit the Blog: What can we learn from Tara Westover? J.D. Vance? Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

The currently popular Memoirs of these three authors transport us into an up-close-and-personal experience of their cultures--cultures likely very different from your own-- and yet, at some level, you may feel they are describing your life. 

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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>>