Feb 14 OWL Global Wisdom Circle

Feb. 14 OWL Global Wisdom Circle: Bonita Banducci

A monthly video-circle for sharing wisdom, experience and support among global citizens everywhere.

How Changing Roles of Women are Changing the World

Bonita Banducci — coach, consultant, author, trainer, mentor, and professor — has committed her career to changing the world by changing the way women and men relate to each other in businesses, organizations and communities.

She teaches Gender and Engineering, a Core curriculum course, for the School of Engineering Graduate Program at Santa Clara University, and offers coaching, assessment and workshops to major business, non-profit, and educational organizations around the world through her firm, Banducci Consulting.

More about Bonita.

Bonita’s opening presentation and question for reflection in the circle.


Circle Presentation:


Other Publications

Closing the Gender Gap


Questions & Comments

13 thoughts on “Feb 14 OWL Global Wisdom Circle

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  2. More about Bonita Banducci

    Bonita brings four special gifts to conversations about gender. First: a wellspring of genuine caring about the well-being of women and men at work, wherever they may be. Second: well-honed skill at offering opportunities for people to shift the mind-sets through which they see and experience each other — and therefore behave with each other — in the workplace. Third: rare insight into how — and why — workplaces and communities thrive when women are fully empowered as workers and leaders. Fourth: as an activist on gender issues on the global stage, including her involvement with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, she has deep knowledge, understanding and experience in how changing roles of women are changing the world today.

    In 2014 the Silicon Valley Business Journal honored Bonita as one of the 100 Silcon Valley Women of Influence.

    Bonita teaches Gender and Engineering, a Core curriculum course, for the School of Engineering Graduate Program at Santa Clara University. She is a founding Board member of the Santa Clara University Global Women’s Leadership Network, first sponsored by the Leavey School of Business, and a faculty member and coach for the Women Leaders for the World Program. She offers coaching, assessment and workshops to business, non-profit, and educational organizations through her firm, Banducci Consulting.

    Bonita is one of the founding members of the OWL community.

      • Wendy,
        As I responded in the Wisdom Circle call, I recognize that when women have little power, they may express what little power they have over other women in an unhealthy way. You had expressed to me that there is a culture of supervising women making nurses “jump through hoops.” From what I know of hospital culture, there is a long history of resident doctors having to work dangerously long hours–which could also be setting the pace for “prove yourself” culture that others might emulate to show their authority.
        I showed you a book during the call. Judith Briles wrote “The Briles Report on Women in Healthcare: Changing Conflict to Collaboration in a Toxic Workplace.” It was written in the 90’s and still seems relevant–unfortunately.

    • Bonita,

      I love your story about the man from Korea, in a very traditional culture regarding gender roles. And how he took a first small step to change that (which in his situation was also a big step), by walking into his wife’s kitchen!

      As I shared in the circle, this makes me think about the principal: “change yourself; change the world.” Whatever part of the world we may be living in, U.S., Africa, Europe, India, etc., changing the culture can seem like such a huge, overwhelming task. Yet many years of experience, in countries all over the world, have shown that making small changes to our own attitude and behavior can ripple over time into large-scale social change.

      I wonder what would happen if each of us in this circle undertook to make a small but important change in our own attitudes & actions — along the lines of “walking into my wife’s kitchen?” And then, noticing what happens, and sharing the story with each other. What would that be like? 🙂

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