Gender Leadership and the Law An Ongoing Discussion
For many years Adhyatmik Foundation Inc has been supportive of the dissemination of the value of gender leadership in the law. Having regard to the perennial wisdom, the wonderful positive female qualities can be nurtured to enable more balanced leadership in this unsettled world in which major crises are evident in health, education, the environment and the climate and where more proactive risk management strategies are key. Emotional intelligence is vital in contrast to more traditional male forms of authority. In this debate it is crucial to examine more collaborative and creative models and approaches that are emerging from those interested in innovation and participation. By considering different approaches to leadership and how they contribute to social transformation, people can find optimum leadership qualities. As regards some of the modern - identified - best qualities of women published studies have found that women generally:
~ value work-life balance; ~ are empathetic and nurturing; ~ are good listeners and communicators ; ~ focus on cooperative teamwork; ~ multitask well - wearing many hats - and are motivated by challenges;. ~ have big dreams but keep their egos in check; ~ handle crises well, defy the odds and make tasks look effortless; ~ have high emotional intelligence and are flexible; and ~ lead by example.
This is an ongoing discussion that the Womeninlaw International Initiative facilitates and supports as women are given more opportunity to engage in professional leadership. Creating a shared definition gives them a vision to guide their own personal change and development process to live a happy, healthy and balanced life and to realise individual potential. This information and reflection can help women better identify areas and skills they wish to strengthen and acquire in order to develop more effective leadership practices to build healthier and stronger communities and movements.
The law is an excellent context for such debate and solution finding as the law touches the lives of all women, not only those who work within the justice system. Knowledge of the law is a valuable asset that allows women lawyers to assist and inform fellow women lawyers as well as to support other female professional and business colleagues.
To help disseminate knowledge about legal topics that directly impact women’s lives Women in Law International provides a platform for exchange of information about developments in the law and practical tools that can assist those interested in implementing projects or programmes in the home countries or in other regions where there is a need.
For more information on the Womeninlaw Initiative please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.