Women’s Ways of Using Caring, Connection and Collaboration to Create the Work Place as Community

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Sarah E. Howard


This essay examines how women’s leadership styles in the work place help to establish it as a caring, connected and collaborative community. Women’s ways of knowing and learning develop as natural extensions of their nurturing instincts. Women lead by using caring and connecting in relationships and collaborations. Women honoring relationships first, get more support and consensus on decisions and projects. A caring approach toward leading produces feelings of well-being in workers, promoting more productivity and harmony. This essay is meant to raise awareness about women’s leadership styles as means to create the work place as a caring community.


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