Published September 30, 2016

Encouraging Women in Leadership in a High-Risk Context


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8d9db901-8650-4715-b858-1dd274bbeb2dIn a country we cannot name due to security risks, the Summit was held for women who hold positions as ministry leaders, doctors, teachers, nurses, office managers and lawyers. These women live in a country and a culture where leadership is seen primarily as a man’s role. So having the opportunity to be affirmed in their giftedness as leaders was a huge encouragement to them.

As a result, many of the women made a decision to dedicate their lives to Jesus, pledging to live their lives for Him.

Many of them said the teaching they received was an answer to their prayers.

The comments from a few of the women remind us why we continue to bring the Summit to difficult regions of the world:

  • In reference to Brene Brown’s teaching, one of the women said, “We have never heard such a deep and profound teaching.”
  • “I am absolutely blessed to attend  because this has solved many doubts and questions in my mind about who I am in God… His Daughter.”
  • “What a wonderful teaching, indeed it’s a new revelation from God. Thank you so much for helping me realize the world is watching me… Yes, my testimony counts. Amen!”
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Global Leadership Network

Global Leadership Network

GLN Staff Writer

The Global Leadership Network is a community committed to learning from each other and using our influence to accomplish God’s purposes on earth. No matter where your influence is, when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins—businesses work for good, communities are transformed and churches thrive! Both global and diverse, our network includes partners in 1,400+ cities and 135+ countries. We are committed to deliver fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content both at The Global Leadership Summit, and year-round through our digital platforms.

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