This time demands leadership skills that – above all else – employ innovative and relational thinking. Effective leaders now need to be resilient and cooperative, and adept at bridging differences and forging collaborations across disciplines, generations, cultures   and sectors that have previously operated in silos. Informed by the combination of our inherent and culturally reinforced  strengths, women are responding to the call to lead in this essential and timely work of creating webs of connection and collaboration.