The Rise of Women’s Leadership & Service in the 21st Century

August 25, 2021

Women leaders bring an authentic identity, experience, and perspective to the table when solving problems and leading teams. In the 20 years since 9/11, we have seen a dramatic shift as women in all aspects of our economy, philanthropy and government have changed what it means to serve and lead in this country. Now, there is a growing recognition of the unique contributions that propel success when more voices — including women leaders — are at the table and are being heard.

The Mission Continues and NationSwell hosted a panel with prominent women leaders about their work in service, how we as leaders and citizens can be allies for gender representation, and given the recent events in Afghanistan, how we can continue to support the women and girls living there.  Our Co-CEO Mercedes Elias presented on the panel, which can be found here: