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: We Are Engaged in a Revolution!

Women need to understand this, claims Alene Moris, a highly respected and deeply appreciated woman leader in Seattle, WA.



Sharing her wisdom, and her own experience of becoming aware of the critical necessity for women in leadership, Alene inspires and challenges women around the globe to appreciate their value.  She clearly highlights the world’s need for women’s perspective, and convincingly encourages us to use our power for the greater good. Learn more about Alene in our Story of the Month >

Alene’s message is clearly illustrated through recent news of women stepping into their power and leadership: 

Check the NEWS Page to learn about concrete steps Syrian women have proposed to end the violence in their country and to transition to an inclusive, humanitarian governance.

And to learn about Nepalese women in New York who have founded and lead a highly regarded social services organization that serves the Nepali population and, through its effective female leadership has challenged the male-dominated power tradition of Nepal’s culture.

Also on the News page you can catch up with the on-going activities and accomplishments of Betty, Claudine and Frankline – women who have been featured recently on our Story of the Month page!  See how their work supports the Revolution in which we are engaged!


Betty Kagoro and TEUWhatever other leadership we may provide in our communities, parenting or leading children is probably the most important impact we have.   Betty Kagoro’s article in our site's Articles & Essays section provides insight and practical strategies for helping the children in our lives develop healthy self-esteem.  High self-esteem means we trust ourselves to be able to influence our future, that we “bounce back” from disappointments, and that we appreciate diverse perspectives. 

Learn more about Betty, founder of Teen Empowerment Uganda >





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.

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

The role of women in global leadership – in our homes, communities, organizations and our countries – is emerging in powerful ways every day in locations all around the globe.  Recent Blog posts reveal how Weub (Ethiopia), Betty (Uganda), and Claudine (Burkina Faso) are leading. 

Read about them >


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>>