Our Research

On Systems Leaders

Systems Leaders: What kind of questions are they holding? What challenges do they face? What lessons have they learnt from their work and what do they think about power? These are some of the questions we explore in this publication, a summary of some of the key patterns and themes that emerged during In the Thick of It our first peer learning platform for systems leaders launched in March 2018.

We wanted to mark the conclusion of our first group with a summary of some of the most interesting patterns and insights that emerged from our discussions. We recorded and transcribed all of our Cohort sessions as we went along, noting patterns, pulling out pertinent quotes, reflections and insights. We organized all of this learning into themes, culminating in this document.

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On Women who work in Systems Change

Being disruptive as a woman, grappling inequity at home and at work, tackling burn-out and aging and money. We unearth it all through the voices of the women who took part in our first Systems Sisterhood peer mentoring group.

This publication explores the multiple challenges and opportunities facing women who work in the field of systems change. We explore how the personal connects to the political and systemic and highlight the many skills this fantastic group of women possess, but often don’t feel able to bring fully to the workplace.

Reflections on our research?

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rachel@systemsanctuary

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