Institute for Women in Leadership


New Style of Leadership

Women’s potential for decision making and collaboration in problem solving is under-utilized. As Canada’s only women’s university, Brescia is ideally suited to inspire women to find confidence in their unique abilities, and to equip them with with the skills to provide leadership at all levels of society.

New Leadership Values

Authenticity: Having the courage to voice your reality while striving to articulate a larger collective truth
Empowerment: Providing others with the means and opportunities for independent self-assurance
Creativity: Embracing new ideas and positive change
Empathic Understanding: Striving to understand and alleviate the suffering of others
Socially responsible: Committing to social justice and purposeful collaborative action
Communication: Employing active listening skills and articulating a meaningful vision
Self-confidence: Having the strength to stand up for what you believe in and the humility to ask for assistance
Collaboration: Encouraging the diverse gifts of others while building mutually respectful relationships
Self-care: Understanding that personal well-being is vital to healthy relationships and responsible action
Sustainability: Focusing on long-term solutions rather than quick fixes