Grandmother Wisdom – Boys & Sticks

Grandmother Wisdom – Boys & Sticks

December, 2018 By Regina Marian, CPS Partnership Community One sublime summer afternoon relaxing with my daughter at her home in Alma, Colorado (side fact: at 10,578 ‘ Alma is the highest incorporated town in North America, which for some reason my older brother Skip loves to mention to folks after visiting us - funny), we sat outside watching her 3 year old Milo, my grandson, playing in the front yard. Front yards in the mountains are not what you see in sitcoms of suburbia. Instead of an expanse of Kentucky bluegrass with shrubs and azaleas,…continue reading →
Partnership in Organizational Culture: the Importance of Women Having Each Other’s Back

Partnership in Organizational Culture: the Importance of Women Having Each Other’s Back

December, 2018 By Rayona Sharpnack, CPS Partnership Community No one is born with bias. Male and female, we each come into the world with flailing little limbs and open little minds. Then the cultural conditioning starts. It's inevitable. No matter which institutions are promoting their stereotypes – our family, religion, school, the media, or "tradition" – we get conditioned to think the way they do. Many men have been conditioned to regard women as less important, less intelligent, less ambitious, and less serious-minded. The thing we often forget is that this conditioning affects…continue reading →
Mama Wimbi: Women Making Waves 

Mama Wimbi: Women Making Waves 

December, 2018 by Penny Vos, CPS Partnership Community Penny Vos, in Cooma, regional New South Wales, Australia, is the Vice President of the international partnership organization Solidareca Bonvolo. Her initiative Mama Wimbi supports women artisans, students, and their communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She visited Goma, DRC this year with her daughter: “We visited every home and every school associated with our Solidareca Bonvolo work in Goma, and we opened the school library that I built in honor of my parents.” Constructive Change in the Congo “Mama” honors the role…continue reading →
Leading by Mandala

Leading by Mandala

December, 2018 by Nurete Brenner, CPS Partnership Community Women’s leadership is the emergent idea that leadership is about co-creating a new story for the world during a time of radical transformation in Earth history. The old myths and images that sustained us in earlier periods are no longer serving us during this time of breakdown of the old and uncertainty about the future. The lone wolf, the frontiersman, the all-powerful superhero – these tropes fade into irrelevance as it becomes clear that no messianic figure is going to step forward and part the…continue reading →
Ginger Garner: taking our leadership to the next level

Ginger Garner: taking our leadership to the next level

November 26, 2018 by Ginger Garner CPS' Caring Economics Leadership program was a turning point for me not just in my career, but in my life. My radar for recognizing injustice - as a woman, mother, therapist, and small business owner, and also as someone who overcame poverty - has always been finely tuned. My entire career, and life, has been spent caretaking, often at my own expense, and it instilled in me an empathic urgency strong work ethic to help those who suffer at the hands of that injustice. When Ann Crittenden’s…continue reading →
Partnership Stories That Inspire

Partnership Stories That Inspire

November 2018 Partnership leader Shannon Mannon founded 3-Minute Storyteller (3MS) with her husband Mike in 2015 to ignite social change through nourishing conversations. 3MS upholds partnership principles and invites viewers and listeners into a circle where, through expansive conversations with visionary movement makers and deep listening with imagination, “we remember that we flourish when we’re linked instead of ranked”. 3MS' stories provide a window into the inspiring on-the-ground activism of generations of leaders across the country who are helping build partnership social systems. Shannon has interviewed over 80 change makers, educators, artists and…continue reading →
CPS 2018 Global Community Gathering: Watch the video

CPS 2018 Global Community Gathering: Watch the video

How are you putting Partnership principles into action?  Leaders are working together around the world to advance the Partnership and Caring Economy movements. The Center for Partnership Studies honors our program graduates and leaders in the wider Partnership community who are making the world a better place. We are continually inspired to learn about the many creative ways that CPS leaders are actualizing Partnership and Caring Economy principles in the world; their success stories re-energize us for the next leg of our journey. Watch the December 6, 2018 Global Community Gathering with Riane Eisler, Sara Saltee and Ann Amberg. Presenters: Ginger Garner,…continue reading →
Partnership Sisterhood in Schools

Partnership Sisterhood in Schools

November 5, 2018 On October 29th partnership leader Brie Mathers visited Central Middle School in Victoria BC to speak to 300 11–13 year-old young women with her "Love the Skin You’re In event." Media literacy is a touchstone for social and emotional learning, especially in today’s world, where social media offers a platform for adrenalized patterns of behavior. This talk invited girls on a dynamic audio-visual journey exploring the challenging landscape of popular media representations of femininity, race, otherness, and gender stereotyping. Students bonded together in hard-hitting conversations about how corporate media drives underlying beliefs…continue reading →
Feminine Leadership

Feminine Leadership

November, 2018 By Isabelle François, CPS Partnership Community How many of you feel that we are at a critical turning point in our world?  Upheaval has become a daily personal challenge for many, from professional to health, financial, and relationship issues. At the same time, it unleashes great potential for evolution, growth, breakthroughs, and awakening for humanity. Riding this wave will require leadership, but the question is what type? Let us launch a conversation on the type of leadership we need in today’s world, as much as in our personal lives. First, we need…continue reading →
Is Hollywood Shifting? Feminine Leadership as Portrayed in Moana and Wonder Woman

Is Hollywood Shifting? Feminine Leadership as Portrayed in Moana and Wonder Woman

October, 2018 By Lara Drasin, Partnership Leader The major shift from privileging stereotypically masculine forms of power to more stereotypically feminine forms of power is exemplified by two major films that came out in the summer of 2017: the animated Disney film Moana, and the blockbuster superhero film Wonder Woman. Moana’s “shero’s” journey to adulthood is about finding her identity, but it is also about assuming her role as protector of her island. This necessitates a style of strength and power that is focused on collaboration, egalitarianism, cohesion and respect for every component of a social…continue reading →