Transcending the power-over paradigm

Ahead of advaya’s online course Women and Power: Reclaiming & Reimagining Power in the World Today, host Anwulika Okonjo speaks with Riane Eisler, a social systems scientist, cultural historian, futurist and attorney whose research, writing and speaking has transformed millions. Known for her work in advancing for partnership-based societies, and diagnosing our crises as a result of a power-over paradigm, Riane will lead the opening session of our course.

In this conversation with Riane, we explored her academic approach, the key findings of her famous book The Chalice and the Blade, the myth of war as human nature, transcending binary thinking and understanding the power-over paradigm and how we transform it, and more.


Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, futurist, and attorney whose research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of people worldwide.

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Anwulika Okonjo

Anwulika Okonjo is a global social impact strategist and communications consultant, especially passionate about working with women-led businesses/organisations and women/youth/African/black people focused initiatives across a broad range of issue areas.

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