DrArtikaTyner

Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire

Every day, ordinary people make a difference in the world by embracing their moral responsibility to leave the world a better place than how they found it. History has shown us that ordinary people can have an extraordinary impact on the world around them. Whether it be: Marian Wright Edelman (who has taken a stand to ensure every child has a healthy start), Ida B. Wells (who recognized that the pen is mightier than the sword by writing for justice), or Shirley Chisholm known as the “candidate of the people “(who understood the importance of political engagement which compelled her to…

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Women Leading Change: Paulette Brown- The Voice for Justice

Change begins with a vision for the future.  Paulette Brown’s vision is to build a more just and inclusive society. Within her role as the President of the American Bar Association (ABA), she has worked to advance this vision with the support of fellow attorneys from across the globe. In partnership with nearly 400,000 lawyers, Ms. Brown is transforming the public perception of lawyers from a ‘hired gun’ who simply focuses on billable hours to the lawyer who serves as a leader by creating access to justice.  Lawyer as Leader The role of the lawyer as leader is set forth…

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Women Leading Change: Profile of the Honorable LaJune Lange

Leaders are global citizens who recognize the reality of our shared humanity and common destiny. This realization is motivation to embark on a journey to create a more just world. On this journey, leaders seek to make a lasting impact which transcends borders and uplifts our global village. The Honorable LaJune Lange exemplifies the qualities of a global citizen and leader in her daily life. Judge Lange is on a mission to make justice a lived reality across the globe. The global citizen is rooted in core values. Throughout her career, Judge LaJune Lange has demonstrated the qualities of global…

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Women Leading Change: Leadership Insights from Laura Coates on How to Lift your Voice for Justice

For leaders, there is a beckoning call to promote justice and freedom. Will you answer the call? Answering the call is the recognition that we lead to change the world. This is a simple but yet profound statement related to each individual’s capacity to influence the world around them through the exercise of leadership. Leadership provides a vehicle to change the world day by day, moment by moment.  Change begins with the development of a collective vision of the future. Leaders inspire others to envision a world where justice and freedom reign supreme. This is a vision of fostering a…

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Lifting your Voice for Justice: 3 Leadership Lessons from Laura Coates

For leaders, there is a beckoning call to promote justice and freedom. Will you answer the call? Answering the call is the recognition that we lead to change the world. This is a simple but yet profound statement related to each individual’s capacity to influence the world around them through the exercise of leadership. Leadership provides a vehicle to change the world day by day, moment by moment.  Change begins with the development of a collective vision of the future. Leaders inspire others to envision a world where justice and freedom reign supreme. This is a vision of fostering a…

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Women Leading Change: 3 Lessons on Leadership and Social Justice

 A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John Maxwell An effective leader guides others on the path to change and growth. The result of their efforts is the type of transformation which occurs both internally (as new leaders discover their leadership potential) and externally (as community members organize and engage in policy reform efforts).  Bonnie Allen exercises leadership by focusing on the implementation of ideas and strategies for the furtherance of social change. She works in partnership with members of the Mississippi Center for Justice (“MCJ”) to implement an integrative problem solving…

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Women Leading Change: Transforming the Law School Classroom

“Schools are the garden for leadership- the places where seeds are planted and first green shoots spotted, tended, and encouraged.” John Adair, How to Grow Leaders: The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development As the new school year approaches, parents are filling backpacks, college students are buying textbooks, and teachers are finishing their final lesson plans. In the haste of preparing for back to school, a time for reflection is often missed. This leaves questions unanswered such as: What is the purpose of education? What skills will students develop in the classroom? What is in the hands of students…

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The Leader’s Journey: A Guide to Discovering the Leader Within

Leadership is a journey often mistaken for a destination. The Leader’s Journey: A Guide to Discovering the Leader Within provides guidance and inspiration for that journey. My new book will provide you with inspiration on how to develop your individualized leadership style and market your signature brand. This is the foundation of leadership growth. In three parts, the book explores core values of leadership and how these values inform your understanding of leadership. Part 1: Leading Change—Planting People, Growing Justice (Why Lead?) Leadership is about influence. You have the power in your hands to positively influence the world around you.…

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Women Leading Change: Leadership Profile of Dr. Meera Deo

A leader is a planter—a planter of ideas, seeds of change, and a vision for justice. A leader must have a clear vision for the future. This vision represents the aspirational goals of having a positive impact on the world and leading social change.  Realizing this vision requires a combination of fierce determination and unrelenting tenacity. Dr. Meera E. Deo’s vision is to promote equity in legal education. As a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and principal investigator with Diversity in Legal Academia Project, she is taking strategic steps to transform laws and policies.    During our interview,…

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Women Leading Change: 10 Inspirational Quotes on Servant Leadership From Women Leaders

Women who are leading social change are committed to serving in the global community. They recognize leadership begins with service. According to Robert K. Greenleaf, who coined the term servant leadership, this exercise of power “[…] begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” Women leaders are making an impact in the world by leveraging this transformative power. This type of leadership is essential for addressing the social justice challenges of our time. The demand for legal services and social change continue to grow. 46 million…

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