More and more people and organisations are looking for a community to explore their thoughts, questions and ideas around Feminist Leadership. Over 4,000 people registered for our webinar series on Feminist Leadership, with one participant telling us she felt “like my thoughts and feelings of the past years had finally found a home in which to resonate.” Another said: “I would like to be in touch with all the participants after the webinar series to have a community where I can constantly seek advice and share my learnings.”
That’s why we’re building a virtual home for curious and experienced Feminist Leaders – of all genders. Currently in the pilot phase with all those who participated in the conceptualisation process, we will launch the space publicly in Q1 2024. Will you join us?
To support the development of the governance of the Hub between now and November 2023, we have selected five organisations following a public application process to form a steering committee. Learn more and meet the five members on our shared Medium page with our partners One Future Collective.
You may find your answer below. If not, get in touch with the project manager Sophia Seawell via firstname.lastname@example.org!
Based on a 6-month, multi-format participatory process, together with One Future Collective we developed a concept note based on the ideas, wishes and needs of the Hub’s potential future users. Based on this, we are building a space where social impact practitioners at all stages of their Feminist Leadership journeys can learn individually and collectively, connect with peers, mentors and potential collaborators, and find/provide support to one another. We also intend this to be a community-led space, so will develop structures and processes for member input and participation.
The hub is for civil society/social impact practitioners who are either curious about Feminist Leadership and want to know more, or who are familiar with the concept and consider themselves seasoned practioners.
We do not define feminism, Feminist Leadership or the audience for this hub in relation to biological definitions of sex. This space is intended for people of all genders who would like to find companions on their Feminist Leadership journey.
FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders initiated this project with financial support from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. We asked One Future Collective to design and implement a process that to meaningfully involve stakeholders in the Hub’s conceptualisation. This included stakeholder mapping*, a review of existing platforms, semi-structured listening spaces and focus group discussions with stakeholders, an online survey, virtual office hours, and a digital hackathon. All of this input formed the basis for the concept note, and we are now moving forward with implementation in partnership with One Future Collective.
*Stakeholder mapping included activists, consultants, social impact organisations and donors with interest in/affinity with feminist philanthropy, feminist activism, and/or Feminist Leadership. Focus Group Discussions included experts on particular topics such as accessibility, governance, and community-building.
While FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders initiated the project, we are now moving forward into the pilot phase in partnership with One Future Collective and are excited to explore models of governance based on Feminist Leadership principles. We have formed a steering committee of five organisations to support this process – learn more here.
We are currently running a pilot of the Hub with people who have been involved with the project development so far and other partners in our network. You can sign up for the public launch of the Hub, planned for early 2024, here.
This project is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.