Visibility for Courageous Leadership

The Next Gen(d)eration Leadership Initiative aims to create visibility for "courageous leadership practices" and those who practice them. Many people working in nutrition and food systems, especially women, are applying these practices. But these women are often invisible, allocating less time to pushing themselves forward. We will prioritise activities designed to make the invisible visible, so elevating women to positions of greater power while inspiring others to join the pathways. This initiative will develop a global database that will include early, mid- & senior career professional women working towards a well-nourished world globally. 

Women in Nutrition & Food Systems Database 

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The purpose of this database will be to;

  1. Connect women who agree with and are working to activate and power up Courageous Leadership Practices:

    • to help support & elevate each other

    • to spread these practices

  2. Help Governments, Non-Government Organisation, scientists, universities, research institutions, political institutions, conference organizers and journal editors to identify appropriately qualified women working towards a well-nourished world e.g.:

    • as candidates for professorships and other positions

    • to speak at conferences and in seminar programmes

    • to participate in advisory groups, on monitoring panels, committees and commissions

    • to review manuscripts, to write commissioned reviews and to serve on the editorial boards of journals.

Eligibility Criteria:

Participants will be; 

  • Early, mid- & senior career professional women working towards a well-nourished world globally who have attended a Forum (via invitation through existing & growing Next Gen(d)eration Leadership network).

  • Willing to be recommended for purpose (1) above

  • Required  make the commitment: "I will do my upmost to work to apply Courageous Leadership Practices, support colleagues to do so and call out structural barriers to applying them when necessary". Note that making this commitment does not mean you will be successful, but is a reflection of agreeing to the spirit of these practices and a commitment to reflecting on them regularly in your work & life.

  • Share insights about leadership on an occasional basis through the Next Gen(d)eration Initiative Leadership ChangeMaker Connect Forums.

If you fit this category, you are encouraged to submit your information to the database HERE.​