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?


Developing Women's Leadership - Around the Globe

Inspiring stories of women leaders are featured on this site – AND – at this point we want to highlight the Women’s Leadership Summit that brought together several of these women - Betty Kagoro (click here)  from Uganda, and Claudine Zongo (click here) from Burkina Faso - -  and others from Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Sudan, Rwanda, Canada, and all around the Puget Sound area of Washington state.  These women gathered for two days

  • to celebrate the culmination of a two year project, Developing Women’s Leadership ~ Around the Globe,
  • to continue the learning about ways women lead, and
  • to expand this network of women leaders.

For stories and pictures of this amazing event, please visit the Women's Leadership Summit page > 


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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 each week 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>>