“The first responsibility of leadership is the creation of meaning.” Warren Bennis
Welcome to The Sum, where I share my take on the meaning of sum of the week’s parts. I want your voice too. Leave comments here or @GloriaFeldt
Word of the week is BREAK.
As in groundbreaking ideas about sex and gender.
As in honor on those who broke through barriers.
As in breakthrough to leadership parity.
The bagpiper was a woman. One more gender stereotype broken.
I decided at the last minute to go to the memorial service for the groundbreaking feminist writer, artist, and activist Kate Millett.
With preparations for Take The Lead Day coming up November 14 pressing on me, I nevertheless felt a deep need to immerse myself in the roots of second- wave feminism whose leaders I knew would be assembled at the Fourth Unitarian Universalist Church on New York’s Upper West Side. The uber-feminists I sometimes call them lovingly.