What if Women Ruled the World?
“If women ruled the world, they would make sure that they weren’t ruling the world,” affirms Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Institute founder and chair, in an episode of the BBC series What If… with former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers.
Women leaders have a unique understanding of the needs of their communities that guides them to creative and fresh solutions to intractable problems. They tend towards more collaborative and transformational styles of leadership—for example, Rwanda’s highly successful cross-party women’s caucus or the Libyan mothers of martyrs who mediate intercommunal disputes. Women are a powerful, yet underutilized force for peace.
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