Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers

  • 8h 54m
  • Patricia Goodman Hayward, Sahar Rehman, Zirui Yan
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

Women, though historically oppressed, have always played a crucial role in global communities. As more women are taking leadership positions in social, political, and business roles, it is essential to examine the way in which these women impact cultural development and societal progression. In some cases, these women community leaders’ impact goes beyond their communities and affect transformative cultural change globally.

Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers examines how communities change based on cultural resilience advocates. It examines female leaders of local communities making an impact that either could be replicated at a global level or impact on a global scale. Covering topics such as governmental transformation, human rights, and social change through technology, this premier reference source is a dynamic resource for feminists, governmental organizations, libraries, students and educators of higher education, entrepreneurs, leaders in business, non-profit organizations empowering women and girls, researchers, and academicians.

About the Author

Patricia Goodman Hayward prefers to be known as Prof. Patty and holds an Associate Teaching Professor in the Communications, Media and Human Resources Programs at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies. Since 2015, Prof. Patty has taught in the master’s in Corporate and Organizational Communication program and the master’s in Leadership program as part of the transnational offerings in Vietnam and Australia. In addition to her leadership in developing and implementing a new concentration in Cross-cultural Communication for the master’s in Corporate and Organizational Communication, Prof. Patty has served as Chair of the college’s annual Faculty Development Conference and on the college-wide Task Force for Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, she worked with students and faculty across the Northeastern network to generate definitions and expressions of global citizenship, in order to increase global understanding. Prof. Patty organized the university-wide “Visions of Peace” event with Northeastern’s Center for Intercultural Engagement. Prof. Patty presents regularly at international conferences and publishes research, often focusing on instructional innovations, cultural awareness, cultural resilience, and cultural transformation. Prof. Patty posts in social media promoting the following idea: #LOTS Learning with a curious mind, Observing with open eyes, Transforming with a full heart, and Sharing to encourage others. Prof. Patty earned her Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership from The George Washington University. She is certified in the communications effectiveness methodology, CQ Cultural Intelligence, and is an Intercultural Communication Edge Trainer, ICEdge. Prof. Patty previously served as Human Resource Director at The Centers, a mental health provider covering Marion and Citrus Counties in Florida; in finance and program delivery at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education; and as a consultant to several other Harvard units. In addition to being a faculty member, Prof. Patty is the Principal Consultant at P.A.G. Coaching & Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sahar A. Rehman is an enabler of her dreams. She earned two master’s degrees; first, she earned a master of business administration (MBA) degree in Pakistan at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in Karachi (where she also earned her bachelor of business administration degree). Her second master’s degree is from Northeastern University (MS) in the field of organizational and corporate communication. She currently teaches intercultural communications at the College of Professional Students at Northeastern University as a part-time lecturer. She is a Human Resources Practitioner. She serves at the Board of Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and Association of Employment Professionals. She moved to America in 2015 with a hope to be able to practice her right to continue to receive education, to not be a part of conservative mindsets who think women who work is a rebellion, is not respectable, and does not have an identity of her own.

Zirui Yan, MS, is a proud staff member of Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. She speaks three languages (Mandarin, English, and Spanish), and lived and worked on three different continents. Reflecting upon her immersed experiences in distinct cultures, Zirui has developed a deep belief that people are interconnected across a global community. This belief mirrors the saying from Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher, 和而不同 (harmony in diversity).

In this Book

  • Emma Watson—Supporting Unity for Human Rights
  • Irom Sharmila—The Curious Case of Manipur’s Human Rights Activist and the Politics of Representation
  • Jacinda Ardern—The Normalization of Empathy
  • Jenny Wang—Bridging the Cross-Cultural Divide
  • Judith Okonkwo—Pioneering XR in Africa
  • Kathleen Kiernan—Breaking Through Barriers and Continuing to Give Back
  • Kathy Harger—A Tale of Fighting Through Adversity to Find Success
  • Laura Archuleta—Passion for Building Affordable Communities and Community Wellness
  • Lily Jin—HerValue and its Team on Building a Home for Women in Finance in China
  • Lin Gao—Empowering Chinese Female Coaches with a Platform Economy
  • Lisa Nesser—In-Power vs. Em-Power – Honoring the Agency of Lived Experience
  • Michelle Mayorga—Women Building Political Networks
  • Nadia Patel Gangjee—Empowering Fellow Women
  • Paola Del Zotto Ferrari—Building Change Makers in Underserved Settings
  • Sarah Owusu—Creating the Conditions for Innovation
  • Saskia Bruysten—Advocacy, Perseverance, and Vision for Social Business during Challenging Times
  • Sheryl Palmer—Newsmaker and Changemaker
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati—A Globally Competent Indonesian Woman Leader
  • Svetlana Simonenko—Leading Digital Human Resources in Russia
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—Effectively Communicating Cultural Complexity to Enact Change
  • Claudia Tobar—Women Educators as Examples of Change Agents
  • Enakshi Sengupta—Entrepreneurship for the Economically Vulnerable
  • Fatima Sadiqi—Journey in Promoting Gender Studies in Morocco as a Berber Linguist
  • Huma Baqai—Redefining the Role of Pakistani Women – Power of Resilience
  • Huynh Thi Xam—Inspiring Woman
  • Jinan Liu—As a Woman, as a Woman Leader
  • Kiran Martin—Breaking the Cycle of Generational Hopelessness Educating Children in the Slums of India
  • Kristen Gresh—Storytelling Power of Photography and Redefining Photography for New and Diverse Audiences
  • LaDonna Christian—Transforming the Landscape in the Field of Nursing – One Student at a Time
  • Lucy Hone—Building Personal and Community Resilience
  • Malala Yousafzai—One Girl, One Hope, and One Mission – Education for All
  • Rania Al-Abdullah—Building Cultural Bridges between the West and the Middle East
  • Regina Honu—Work in Driving Social Change Through Technology
  • Sarita Devi—A Mother's Fight against Her Community to Support Her Daughter's Education
  • Sydney Savion—Immortalizing the Maori Koru by Bolstering Lifelong Learning in Aotearoa
  • Torie Weiston-Serdan—Empowering Youth to Demand a Seat at the Table While Building Their Own
  • Agnes Kanyanya—Promoting Maternal and Infant Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Anja Ringgren Lovén—Liberating the Mystical Children of Nigeria with Hope
  • Annick Janson and Sylvana Mahmic—Ways to Wellbeing for Parents of Children with a Disability
  • Catherine D'Amato—Origins and Inspirations – One Woman’s Journey Fighting Hunger
  • Cynthia Betti—The Protection of Girls' Rights in Brazil
  • Helen Zia—Be the Change!
  • Leah Chase—Feeding the Flames of Change
  • Lili Ben Ami—Innovating the Way Domestic Violence is Combatted
  • Magali Lopes—Dialogue and Connection for Social Transformation
  • Maggie Zhang—A Young Leader in the Golden Era of Women Empowerment in China
  • Nada Alturki—Learning to Carve a Space – a Saudi Woman’s Journey to Change What’s behind the Boarder
  • Naomi Osaka—Authentic Global Changemaker as Advocate for Inequity, Mental Health, and Wellness
  • Natalie May—Putting Her Faith into Action – Supporting Students Facing Homelessness
  • Neema Namadamu—Influencing a Brighter Future for Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Sheryl Sandberg—Building a Global Community to Help Women Achieve Their Ambitions
  • Sheryl WuDunn—Shakes the World
  • Tanutchaporn Whand—Bringing Hope and Healing Through Home Therapy to Children
  • Vivien Ji—A Leader in the Feminine Energy Revival Movement in China
  • Yabome Gilpin-Jackson—Making Spaces for Voices of African Leaders
  • Multi-Case Analysis Findings and Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Compilation of References