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?

What do leaders do?
In this case, the leader improved rice seed!

Rozine - a Leader in Social and Economic Change

Learn how Rozine, who lives in a remote village in Southeastern Madagascar, became one of the first to be certified by her government for developing an improved variety of rice seed, how she initiated the domestic growing of yams to provide an alternative food source for the community,  how she influenced her community to shift their  planting calendar to accommodate changing climate conditions, , and in the process of all of this - - - helped shift gender roles, enabling women to engage in community dialogue and decision-making.


Rozine is the middle woman (wearing a blue "lamba", a traditional woman's upper-skirt). She's encouraging her peers to speak up, as she backs up.

Come meet Rozine on our
Story of the Month page >


Amplifying Women's Impact

Visit the  "Developing Women's Leadership ~Around the Globe" page to learn about building community across cultures at the Women's Leadership Summit. or click here to watch video highlights of the Summit.

Join Us...

...to stay tuned to the many ways women are leading - around the world - and to enhance your own influence as well. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter >>

Visit the Blog: Women's Voices: Creating a New Story

Join us ~ as members of the advisory board guiding the Project, and volunteers who have participated, share Blog posts describing what they are learning about women’s leadership around the globe.


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>>