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Sustaining Our Spirits

Women Leaders Thriving for Today and Tomorrow

This is the most honest, wise, and courageous book about women’s leadership I have ever read. What I found so compelling was the brave and candid quotes from women leaders interwoven with the skilled and clear synthesis of the authors. The depth of the experiences and the wisdom gleaned from them make this a luminous work. Every woman leader will feel wiser, more grounded and committed to her leadership for reading this book.

Margaret J. Wheatley

Author, Leadership and the New Science, and other books


Sustaining Our Spirits makes an important contribution to our understanding of how women can succeed and flourish as leaders of organizations. The authors draw on research literature, the experiences of contemporary women leaders, and their own insights into spirit-led leadership. They present original perspectives on how best to nurture oneself while providing leadership that maximizes the potential of all those who work in an organization. Written in an engaging, accessible style, this book will prove enlightening to all leaders and aspiring leaders, male as well as female.

Demie Kurz

Sociologist and Co-Director of Women’s Studies, University of Pennsylvania


Five successful women leaders examine and celebrate their unique ways of moving in the world, putting forward strategies for maintaining a feminine leadership model that works, even in male-dominated systems. Their voices, courage, power and authenticity are translated into the practical uses of interconnectedness, emotional honesty, spiritually based decision-making and body-based authenticity. Any woman in power, whether beleaguered or thriving or both, can benefit from the rich experiences and collective wisdom of these ground-breaking women.

Belleruth Naparstek

Author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma & How They Heal (Random House) and Your Sixth Sense: Unlocking the Power of Your Intuition (Harper Collins); and creator of the Health Journeys audio series (Time Warner).