Anamika Josephin Costa: Christian Leadership and Capacity Building Training was arranged by Bangladesh Catholic Students’ Movement in Caritas Development Institute (CDI) on 18-22 April 2018. There were many sessions about leadership. I learned many things from those sessions. I learned how a leader should behave and how they should come up with innovative ideas, how they should motivate others and also the concept and definition of leadership. I also learned what advocacy is and how to build a team. There was also a session about women leadership. From that session, I came to know the definition of women leadership, what qualities a women leader should have and also what’s the importance of women leaders in our society and country. A women leader should have a loud voice and confidence. They also should speak up with confidence instead of sitting at a table quietly observing. Good communication skills and decision-making capabilities also play a vital role in success and failure of a leader. Innovation and creative thinking, as well as the futuristic vision, are a couple of key traits which make a leader stand out. So a woman leader should have those qualities. Leadership and communication go hand in hand. In order to be a great leader, you must be able to communicate well and ideally, should be able to inspire and motivate others to help bring them on board.
Women are a good listener as well as men and also have known to be patient which also plays as an advantage. There is a little difference between men and women in key leadership traits like the ability to innovate and intelligence. Research has shown that women tend to be more compassionate and organized. Despite these facts, women are seen to a lesser extent when it comes to participation in boardroom discussions and at the upper management level. Women can lead just as well as men. When they make decisions, women consider their effect on their children and future generations and are therefore more likely to lead in a way that will benefit not only themselves but the world in general. Women’s leadership matters because we are more than half the population, yet we’re still not seeing equal participation. That means we are using half our talent and usually hearing half of the story. Nothing works without women’s equal participation so we should increase our women leadership. I believe the world will be a better place to live if we use our full competence.
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