Transformative women leaders

This session rounds out the first part of the course: this week we ask, who are the women leaders among us who are building new forms of cultural power? In a world where the various spaces we inhabit are desperately in need of new voices and ways of leadership, how are these transformative women leaders uprooting long-held, dominant ideas of power, growth, building, and what are they allowing to take root instead?


Vandana Shiva

World renowned intellectual and advocate for the preservation and celebration of biodiversity against genetic engineering and the negative impact of globalisation. She is an important voice in favour of people-centered, participatory processes; support to grassroots networks; women rights and ecology. Author of numerous important books and articles, Vandana Shiva has shown a lifetime interest in campaigning against development.

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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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Leila Billing

Leila Billing is a gender and development consultant and co-founder of We Are Feminist Leaders.

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