Women Leading in Change

Women Leading in Change is an online transformation journey based on the values upheld by the purpose, mission, and vision of Female Wave of Change to create a better more sustainable world. The aim of the program is to guide women to step into their Authentic Feminine Leadership and lead change.

This program is created by Female Wave of Change Ambassadors and members of the Circle of Wise Women to empower women to become the changemakers of the future. They will learn to be agents of change by building on their inner strength, their talents, and their capabilities.

Women Leading in Change is focused on a deep inward journey, in which we will guide you to a new perception of the future, discovering new opportunities and show you the way you can grow as a leader who drives change with a positive impact. It will bring you both leadership concepts as well as practical tips to take with you after the program.

Why Women Leading in Change?

Program Women Leading in Change


Teachers: Renée van der Burg and Saskia Harkema, Netherlands

This first session lies the essential groundwork for the program: the safe space in which personal stories can be shared; the transformational journey begins right here, right now!

Participants will get to know each other, will work on their Leadership Survey and the groundwork for session 2 will be laid out.

Tree of Life

Teachers: Saskia Harkema, Netherlands and mom Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame, South Africa

The session inspires participants to know the story behind their respective journeys and identify the catalyst that got them to where they are today. The goal is to awaken the inner power, realize their strength and harness courage to face challenges in life and lead the change in their lives. The session is important because it provides tools and skills to build on gifts and talents that have an everlasting effect and can be passed on to the next generation. If we know what we value, we make informed decisions and choices.

In this session you will create a deeper understanding where you come from and why you are where you are now. It will help knowing yourself better to develop and grow your gifts and talents. It will equip participants with tools to help identify opportunities and threats as well as inspire them to act and lead the change they desire.

Three Ecologies

Teacher: Nienke van Bezooijen, Netherlands

To understand what you can do to reshape the future you must understand how you are functioning in the three ecologies in your life: with yourself, others, and the world.

In this session you will be guided through the three areas in your life and align them with you so you can move on from aligned flow in whatever you do.

Perception and Mindset Reform

Teacher: Dr. Bindu Babu, I-MD, PHD, USA

Positive Mindset & Self-Empowerment is the key to success.

With this session you will gain valuable insights and practical tools necessary to modify your perceptions and reprogram your mindset towards positive thinking & self-empowerment.

Confidence, Courage and Vulnerability

Teacher: Ingun Bol Netherlands

Brené Brown has done a lot of research on Confidence, Courage and Vulnerability as aspects often associated with Authentic Feminine Leadership.

In this session we will talk about these aspects of leadership and how and when to use it. We will talk about examples and role models and of course how you see yourself as confident, courageous, or vulnerable.

Authentic Feminine Leadership

Teacher: Pamela Thompson, Canada

Many of the critical issues we are facing in the world today are due to holding on to old paradigms and belief systems that no longer serve us. These include valuing logic over intuition, leading from our heads and egos rather than from our hearts, rewarding individuals over teams and undervaluing collaboration and teamwork, believing that we are different from others based on religion, race, country of origin, and acting and believing that our planet’s natural resources are infinite.

Authentic feminine leadership holds the key to addressing these critical challenges and to creating a world that works for everyone.

In this session you will be guided to explore the qualities of an authentic feminine leader, to identify challenges women leaders face – at home, work, and in their communities as they step into their authentic feminine leadership qualities. Then you will discover practical ways to embrace and elevate your authentic feminine leadership style and commit to at least one action to strengthen your authentic feminine leadership.

Stepping Back: Capturing New Perspectives

Teacher: Bonnie Fatio-Pollock, Switzerland/USA

During Women Leading in Change, you will discover much about yourself as you uncover each layer of the unique person you are. The purpose of this session is to step back and gain a perspective of what that actually represents. In this group mentoring session, you will be able to reframe what you have learned and what your uniqueness & authentic leadership can bring to others.

When women come together, magic happens. If we truly want to reshape the world, it will happen through women working together as leaders for the common good.

Circle of Influence

Teacher: Nawal Tarazi Switzerland/Jordan

The purpose of the session is to show the strong influence of women in their own life, in their environment, in the world. Whatever environment women are in, they are influencing the world around them.

The session will show you how to use the Circles of Influence and Concern, a well-known concept by Steven Covey.

Your Qualities in Perspective

Teacher: Renée van der Burg Netherlands

Do you really know your core qualities? Do you know what impact those core qualities have on others? Who are the people you love to work with and why not so with others? How does understanding your core qualities better help to understand certain behaviour?

This session will deepen your understanding of the work you did with the tree of life, specifically your talents. You will understand your qualities better, recognize their impact on others, and put these qualities into a broader perspective.

Each participant will discover that her core qualities also bring along pitfalls, challenges, and allergies and with that, help herself to communicate with and understand others better.

Your Story is Your Life

Teachers: Yvonne Kgame, South Africa  and Tanja Bogataj, Slovenia

The intention of the session is to challenge your existing beliefs, explore other ways of seeing the world and how you can incorporate and embed your knowledge into new habits and a way of BE-ing. It’s about self-leadership to empower ourselves to accelerate growth and impact. We are the ones taking daily decisions how we use our power, and what kind of reality we co-create. We are the ones who can use our gifts to create a positive difference in the world. Your story Matters! By owning your story and more importantly by sharing it, you will inspire many people!

Mission and Purpose

Teacher: Adriana Meyer, Qatar 

In this session, you will be challenged to think again about your mission and purpose and how your purpose fits with all that you have learned in the program: your talents, how you stand in the world, who you want to be in your life. 

Being a mission and a purpose driven leader, you become a happier, more effective, and sustainable authentic leader.

Purposeful Leadership: becoming the leader you are born to be.

Individual Learning and Growth Plan

Teachers: Renée van der Burg and Ingun Bol, Netherlands

At the end of “Women Leading in Change” we will take time to reflect and capture all the great learnings of the program. All participants can present their Personal Action Plan as an Authentic Feminine Leader, starting the changes tomorrow! 

Now it is time to move forward; what will the next steps look like?

Women Leading in Change Local

In January 2019 Female Wave of Change launched “Women Leading in Change, a Female Wave of Change Transformation Journey”, a global, online leadership program for women who long to make impactful changes around them. The program serves women who want to take responsibility for their own future, the future of their family, their community, and the world. These women are also ready to step up as an authentic leader, using her feminine values and qualities. 

The program is designed by Female Wave of Change teachers: members of our Circle of Wise Women, Ambassadors and Board members, who come from all walks of life, from all over the world and carry great wisdom and life experience with them!

We want to share the positive impact Women Leading in Change we see on participants’ personal and professional life with many more women, in all areas of the world!

So, we have designed a special version of this transformational program for all regions where we have Female Wave of Change teams that followed the global program.

The video shared shows the official launch of Women Leading in Change Local and gives an impression of the experiences teachers and alumni have had.

Wherever you are in the world, whatever your background is, whatever the next step is that you want to take, it is time to awaken the leader in yourself and join us for this life-changing journey in your country! 

For more information on Women Leading in Change Local, contact your local Female Wave of Change team or mail us at WLiC@femalewaveofchange.com

For more information on the next online global Women Leading in Change program,  Register here!