“Collective intelligence is about learning from each other and about listening intently to human needs, to create something more purposeful..”
In this episode of let’s talk Sarah and I discuss female empowerment, and giving more volume to women’s voices . It is predominantly male voices that are heard and women are underrepresented at all levels of governance and decision-making; Sororistas, a movement set up during COVID to invite women to write about how they see themselves and the world in 2030, provides a platform for collaboration, visibility, collective intelligence, learning and sistership. We discuss the power of collective intelligence and the need for allyship in driving transformation and gender parity moving forward. We all have a duty to contribute to this cause and to the cause of a more purposeful humanity.
Sarah shares her experience, learnings and insights from co-founding this movement for women to make their voice heard and to “write the future “.
The main insights you will get from this episode are :
- Sororistas was set up at the start of the pandemic and invited French-speaking women to write about how they see themselves and the world in 2030; the aim was to empower women and give them a voice to express their ideas and ideals for the future
- (not only) during lockdown, it is predominantly male voices that are heard and women are underrepresented at all levels of governance and decision-making; Sororistas provides a platform for collaboration, visibility, collective intelligence, learning and sistership
- 600 texts from women all over the world were read by a committee of women from diverse backgrounds with different experiences and the overriding message was a universal one of love, peace, harmony and purpose
- the all-female committee, jury and other supporters, built relationships and trust online, took small steps forward and truly listened to each other in order to put in place the tools and structure needed to work together towards a bigger purpose of maximising potential
- it raised questions around the notion of gender equality given that women don’t want the same as men – they want something different and new based on humanity, and increasing digital interconnection will bring about human-centred, systemic change
- Sororistas will use the valuable content already created (in the form of a book, podcast and author profiles) to evolve and extend beyond the French-speaking world to enable all women and girls to contribute to our common future, regardless of background
- just as there is a ‘special place in hell for women who don’t support other women’, so too is there for men who dominate women; allyship must cross the gender divide