Women & Leadership

By: Christina Davis

It’s long been long believed that women are meant to serve in submissive or nurturing roles within our communities, while men serve at the helm of powerful industries and organizations. In more recent times, women have been striving toward more leadership oriented roles in various capacities. For example, Sheryl Sandberg is not only the author of the best-selling inspirational book Lean In, but she is also COO at Facebook. There’s also Hillary Clinton who is the first woman to be nominated by a major political party to be President of the United States. As women continue to navigate paths to leadership greatness, they are being presented with powerful opportunities to create a significant and meaningful impact. Over time, we’ve learned that when women collaborate with and embrace each other to embrace our greatness, change can happen in multiple capacities.

 Indianapolis provides many leadership opportunities to women. Several opportunities are brought along by the Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI). A large of part of JLI’s mission is to develop the potential of women through volunteerism and effective action. The rich legacy of the JLI has produced a diverse group of leaders who serve on many community oriented teams to be agents of change who will impact tomorrow’s future. As Mother Teresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”


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