Gender Economics and Feminine Vision to Action
August 29, 2016
Hosted by Gina Lazenby
This week we look at Gender Economics and women's contribution to society: the key role of international policy-making organisations like the UN in making change happen for women: plus the need for more women policy makers. In our Country Report, we meet Madelein Mkunu in South Africa where we hear that women's contribution to the continent is so much more about buildings than it is about bangles and beads. Her organisation, Leading Women of Africa has developed an empowering platform that showcases and promotes women-owned businesses that are pitching to be part of creating new infrastructure. She is opening doors for women to play a bigger game and make their visions become reality, through her investment fund, and other initiatives. Finally our One Woman feature is on grandmother and retired guesthouse owner, Valerie Humphreys. She returned from an adventure holiday with an unexpected project - sponsoring a penniless porter in Uganda in his quest to be a medical doctor.
The Rise of the Feminine
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There are huge shifts happening globally that not only involve the rise of women but also the rise of feminine values in men and, in women, which are re-shaping our collective future.
We discover more and more women coming into their own, finding their unique purpose. In this surge for equality, some men may fear they will be displaced, but in reality, we’ll see how this is a movement that is more about a shared vision for a re-balancing of the planet. It’s not about women taking over but women standing alongside men in their rightful place.
The question for many male leaders is how to integrate this new female power in organizations and fully understand that the shifts happening in their businesses, and politics are an embracing of new feminine values that will not only help them to adapt but also to thrive. This is a space where we can explore and bring together the conversations about what is emerging around the world as we witness shifts in power.
Gina speaks and works internationally providing educational programs for women leaders and entrepreneurs. She acts as a discreet mentor to high profile women leaders and offers residential transformational retreats and bespoke programs.
The wisdom and skills she developed as an international best-selling author, TV expert commentator and founder of an award-winning PR and Marketing agency assist in giving Gina a well-rounded and leading edge in the promotion of feminine leadership throughout the world.
Gina’s work includes developing women’s circles and networks as a transformational catalyst. She has been honored for her pioneering work in creating change and personal development movements. She is currently distilling her insights in feminine leadership into her forthcoming book: The Rise of the Feminine: how business and society can ride the coming wave. Gina is also collating data and research for her next book: The New Masculine as she is passionate about gender work that brings men and women together and honors their separate and different contributions.
Gina uses a blend of practical business acumen and insights from working with thousands of women and from decades exploring ancient wisdom and spiritual practice. She is a Founder Member of the Association of Transformational Leaders Europe and an International Board Member of Leading Women of Africa.
She travels extensively and has offices in Yorkshire, London, San Francisco and Sydney.