All of us, no matter where we are in our lives or careers, can benefit by strengthening and adding to our leadership skills. For women, leadership can take on new meaning as the distinct external and internal challenges pressure us in a myriad of ways. Developing and strengthening our skills as leaders is integral and beneficial for our personal and professional lives. At Peace X Peace, we believe in lifting the voices, perspectives, and contributions of women and in providing resources that may benefit them in their endeavors.
Below are some articles and resources for you to strengthen and refine your own voice. Please make suggestions as to other resources you have found helpful and would like to share by posting them below or e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to create a place for shared knowledge and resources on peace and leadership.
- Gender Equality Principles – Based on the Calvert Women’s Principles.
- Leadership Training and Development Outline – this page contains learning activities on a number of topics associated with leadership, and is meant to be used as the start of a lesson out line for leadership development programs. Topics, among others, include communication, diversity, and motivation.
- The 5 Levels of Leadership – has a number of resources for individuals and teams based on John Maxwell’s book, The 5 Levels of Leadership. Can read monthly lessons by John Maxwell or purchase training materials for you or your organization.
- Guidelines for Leadership – Beth Hand offers eight guidelines that engage the reader in ways to improve their leadership abilities. Suitable for individuals at all levels of life and career.
- Boomer Women Flunk Mentoring: New LinkedIn Survey – LinkedIn surveyed nearly 1000 female professionals in the U.S. and found that most feel that it’s important to have a mentor, but few actually have mentors.
- How Becoming A Mentor Can Boost Your Career – Forbes article discusses the benefits of becoming a mentor to other women.
- Generation Peace: Join the Mentorship for Peace Class of 2012 – read more about our program, which seeks to match professional women with an affinity for peace with young aspiring peacebuilders.
- The Power of Women and Mentorship – read about our program growth this year, and how women from 40 countries around the world, all with an unwavering desire for peace, have been brought together.
The following resources are for participants in our Peace Through Mentorship program to get the most out of their mentorship experience. Click below to find ideas on what to talk about and evaluation forms:
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