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Women’s Conference Opens Today – Jordan

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Middle East North Africa Financial Network (MENAFN) / Jordan Times Women’s Learning Partnership President Mahnaz Afkhami pointed out another global weakness for women: Representation. For example, Afkhami said, when 140 world leaders gathered in 2000 to draft the goals of the third millennium, there were only seven women leaders present.

Women Can Do Much Once They Realize Their Power

Friday, September 24, 2004

The Daily Star / By Jessy Chahine Once women come to realize that they can have a say and that working together brings power, countless ideas and civic organizations come about, said Mahnaz Afkhami during an international meeting to discuss the empowerment of women in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Muslim Women Leaders Speak

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs / By Lisa Viscidi Four prominent Muslim women leaders spoke about women’s leadership and political participation in Muslim societies Nov. 25 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. Organized in collaboration with the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP), which seeks to empower women and girls in Muslim society, the forum drew a large audience of both sexes.

WLP’s Multi-regional Meeting on Women’s Leadership and Institutional Change

Saturday, September 22, 2001

The Middle East Women’s Studies Review / By Balaghi, Shiva On June 7, 2001 Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) convened a cross-regional, interdisciplinary meeting on women’s leadership at the School for Advanced International Studies of John’s Hopkins University in Washington, DC. The meetings were co-sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New […]

Leading to Choices: Leadership as Communicative Learning

Sunday, July 1, 2001

Most of us live in societies that are hierarchically organized and command-oriented. The structure of command nurtures and is nurtured by a culture of obedience that at once sustains and camouflages a pecking order by producing a system of authority. Rather, we look to a different kind of society where men and women turn to one another not as objects in social functions, where one commands and the other obeys, but as genuine communicating beings. We look at leadership in a learning society as a means of nurturing genuine beings who look to one another for community and meaning. A major function of this handbook is to invite us to look attentively and creatively at leadership as learning and the possibilities the concept produces for women. This concept of leadership in relation to learning is weaved into our sessions throughout the handbook.

Leadership and Learning Societies

Sunday, July 1, 2001

In Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women To lead is to communicate. For leadership to exist, we need at least two people who in some way relate to each other. No one can lead in isolation. Leadership, therefore, is a form of communication. Leadership is also an influence process; it is about going somewhere. To go somewhere, one needs to have a goal, a vision. Leadership, therefore, cannot be aimless. It has to have direction or it is not leadership.

Leading to Choices:

Monday, January 1, 2001

A Leadership Training Handbook for Women 2001 / Women's Learning Partnership / Bethesda, MD Co-authored; Published in 17 languages; available online. Leading to Choices is based on a conceptualization of leadership as horizontal, inclusive, and participatory. The handbook includes a flexible curriculum that may be adapted and customized to suit the diverse cultural, political and socio-economic needs of women and men around the world. At the heart of each workshop session is a case study or scenario depicting...

Fashioning A Moral Future: Gorbachev Forum Ponders Weaponry, Women and War

Monday, October 7, 1996

San Francisco Chronicle / By Catherine Bowman In a discussion that included author Betty Friedan, naturalist Jane Goodall and former Congresswoman Bella Abzug, several panelists said the 21st century will be defined by women’s leadership. Nevertheless, women have a long way to go. Mahnaz Afkhami, executive director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies, said fewer than 11 percent of legislators worldwide are women.

About Mahnaz Afkhami

A lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders. She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies...more