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Leaders Of The Decade In Community Leadership

Communities are an important aspect of any organization where each and every individual needs to be given a sense of ownership and belonging

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Leaders as community builders play a crucial role in building social entrepreneurship and community building skills. Communities are an important aspect of any organization where each and every individual needs to be given a sense of ownership and belonging. Dwelling on this an eminent panel of women leaders from across the world came together at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) today to discuss and deliberate on the role of leaders to create successful communities of motivated individuals who are cared for.

Speaking of reaching out to the less fortunate in society, Dr. Farzanna S. Haffizulla, Assistant Dean, Community & Global Health, NSUC of Allopathic Medicine, USA said, “My mother has been my mentor as a first working woman who left an inspiring mark in my heart. Humanity was my reason to go in the medicine field. I have been able to give back in many ways to the less fortunate in the society. I really believe in synergy, and to realise the opportunity to synergize and bringing about the change.”

Rosalind Lockyer, Executive Director, PARO Centre for women’s Enterprise, Canada stated, “We, as women, need to come together to bring in the sustainable success. We have to make sure that we find viable economic solutions for people and our planet. I work every day so that women can have the passion and skills to realise their dreams and also help others around them to bring in the positive change in the world.”

Joyce Adolwa, Director, Education Programs, CARE, USA affirmed, “Women have to bow down to others’ expectations, and be subservient. But, if they want to become leaders, they need to prioritize, identify potential allies and take it forward. Throughout history, women have broken barriers and voiced themselves with compassion, dignity, and grit. The future gives us hope but we need to utilize present to make plans and take action.”

Dr. D.L.Maheswar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot emphasized, “47 per cent of women contribute to the agricultural sector. However, the challenge for us is to empower them. We are now reserving 30 per cent seats for women to encourage them to take up agriculture studies.”


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