Complex Women, Complex Leaders


In partnership with IronButterflies© in Cambridge, MA, the Center for Emergent Diplomacy presents a weekend workshop for executive women. We've learned to play the game; now it's time to change the game and press our reset button.

As an example of the challenges women face, women working in Silicon Valley conducted a survey called “Elephant in the Valley” at the end of last year. Sixty percent of the women experience unwanted sexual advances; about two-thirds of them say that these advances were from their superior. “What we realized is that while many women shared similar workplace stories, most men were simply shocked and unaware of the issues facing women in the workplace," wrote the survey's authors. 

Take the next evolutionary step in the company of your peers, and embrace the power of women's self-organization, collaboration, and networking to change old workplace patterns, The science of Complexity offers us brand new strategies for women navigating the unprecedented challenges of the 21st Century workplace.

Explore with us the latest research on women's brains, minds, bodies, and spirit.  What does it mean to be a woman leading in today's world, still rife with gender challenges? Together, in an often-gleeful experiential learning environment, we can build the architecture of our possibilities as women leading change in our families, our organizations, our communities, our world, and ourselves.

This is a weekend workshop with Merle Lefkoff, Ph.D and Birute Regine, Ed.D.  Merle is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy. She is an international mediator, facilitator and social change entrepreneur who applies nonlinear complex systems thinking to promote whole system change. Birute is a developmental psychologist and executive coach/thought-partner, and consultant. She is co-author of Weaving Complexity and Business: Engaging the Soul at Work, and Iron Butterflies: Women Transforming Themselves and the World (Prometheus Books 2010), which won the 2011 Nautilus Silver Book Award in both women’s interest and social change categories.

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