We asked our Catholic Women's Leadership Program Alumni to share their take on leadership and what it means to be a leader. Here is what leadership means to Liza Jose (Program Participant 2019 and CWLF, Co-Chair 2023).
One of my first experiences as a leader as a young girl, was when I was responsible for turning the lights on and off during a performance in church.
3 short ideas about women in leadership - from the program or elsewhere.
Noteworthy! Sisters of Service along with other women — Canadian women leaders in 1925 — served others, paved and led the way for us women in our times to thrive and be inspired. Some stats for June, July, August, and September in 1925 from their quarterly publication “The Field at Home.” Number of meals served: 2699 Number of beds provided: 1007
The Blessed Mother is the best role model of a Servant Leader
Women possess key leadership traits: empathetic, caring, nurturing, inclusive, collaborative
2 quotes about women in leadership.
Quotes by Pope Francis on female leadership in the family, God’s domestic church:
"To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers, in their unconditional and sacrificial love for their children, are the antidote to individualism; they are the greatest enemies against war," —Pope Francis
"It is they, mothers, who often give the first roots of the faith, the ones that permeate deepest; without them not only would the faithful be lost, but also a good part of the deepest fire of our faith," —Pope Francis
1 question to ponder or encouragement for women in leadership.
What gifts do you have that you can share? How are you sharing your gifts? How is your voice being heard?
What does leadership mean to you? We invite you to send in your thoughts on leadership at the link below.