Power With and Power Through – How Women Are Leading Differently

The October 3, 2018 webinar “Power With and Power Through: How Women Are Leading Differently for a Just and Caring World” with Jamia Wilson, Carla Goldstein and Riane Eisler was an informative and empowering dialog on the transformational possibilities of women’s leadership.

We can only build a more just and caring world if we enact leadership in ways that cultivate partnership rather than domination. But what does it really look like to “do power differently”? How do we support one another in asserting and implementing bold visions grounded in the life-giving values of care, mutuality, diversity, and creativity?

Tune in below and be inspired!

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After centuries of domination-style leadership, re-claiming the value of women and the Feminine is the essential work of our time. In this interactive online event, groundbreaking author and women’s rights activist Riane Eisler talks with author/activist/storyteller Jamia Wilson, ED of the Feminist Press and a powerful voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, and Carla Goldstein, cofounder of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center.

These three powerful leaders share provocative perspectives on how to transform the ways we express power and re-cast our notions of leadership itself. Eisler, Wilson, and Goldstein help us think more expansively and imaginatively about issues like:

  • How do we support one another in asserting and implementing bold visions grounded in the life-supporting values of care, mutuality, diversity, and creativity?
  • How do we act together in ways that honor and respect the full complexity of one another’s identities, experiences, histories and perspectives?
  • How do we bring about a cultural transformation from domination to partnership?
  • How do we recognize and call out languages and practices that help maintain systems of domination?
  • What are restorative practices that can help us re-inhabit an integrated way of being and knowing that includes mind, body, and intuition?
  • How do we stay connected to the sustainable sources of energy and courage we need to undertake the challenging, long-haul work of making the world anew?

People of all genders who care about building a partnership world won’t want to miss this inspiring and provocative conversation. 

Hosted by the Center for Partnership Studies.

Questions? Contact Ann: annamberg.cps@gmail.com



Riane Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Studies and internationally known as a systems scientist, attorney pioneering the human rights of women and children, and author of the bestseller The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 26 foreign editions and 56 US printings. As an early feminist leader, she co-founded the first Women’s Center on the West Coast, wrote a brief to the US Supreme Court making the then-radical argument that women should be considered persons under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, and helped change discriminatory laws, such as rape laws that put the victim on trial. Her many books include The Equal Rights Handbook (the only mass paperback on the proposed Equal Rights Amendment), Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, hailed by Nobel Peace Laurete Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking.” Dr. Eisler lectures worldwide, with platforms including the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Department of State, Congressional briefings, universities, corporations, conference keynotes, and events hosted by heads of State. Dr. Eisler is co-founder of the Caring Economy Campaign, the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), and Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, an online peer-reviewed journal housed at the University of Minnesota that was inspired by Eisler’s work.

Jamia Wilson is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press at City University of New York, the former Women, Action, and the Media Executive Director, TED Prize Storyteller, and former Vice President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade. As a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets such as New York Magazine, The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She’s also a staff writer for Rookie and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill. But what we’re most excited about is her own book that she’s currently writing about Beyonce and feminism. (Yes, really.) It’s no surprise she was named in Refinery29’s “17 Faces of the Future of Feminism”.

Carla Goldstein, JD, is a pioneer in women’s leadership with 25 years of public policy experience on issues related to women’s rights, poverty, sustainability, and social justice. Carla serves as Omega Institute’s chief external affairs officer, helping Omega connect its work to change-making efforts around the world. Omega is the nation’s premier holistic learning center, offering innovative educational experiences to over 23,000 people annually and reaching over two million people online. Carla is also cofounder of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, a hub for convening, inspiring, and training women to #DoPowerDifferently.


Feminist Press
Omega Women’s Leadership Center
Take the Lead Women
The Caring Economy Campaign
Charter For Compassion Women and Girls 
Nine Muses
Reclaiming the Wise Woman Elder
Quantum Negotiation
The Sister Fund
The Network of Spiritual Progressives
Tikkun Magazine


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