USA September 2015: A special chapter titled ‘The Leadership Development Journey of One of Slovenia’s Most Influential Women’ dedicated to IEDC President Prof. Danica Purg was recently published in the book “Women and Leadership Around the World”.
The book is the third volume in a “Women & Leadership: Research, Theory and Practice” book series, published through a partnership with International Leadership Association and Information Age Publishing, USA, authored by Dr. Susan Madsen, Utah Valley University. The book examines women’s leadership in four regions of the world — Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the Middle East. The chapter about European women leaders from Europe contains reports from Finland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and the whole case study about leadership journey of Prof. Purg. Dr. Madsen and her fellow editors worked more than two years on the third volume. “This volume focuses on women around the world and how they can become stronger leaders by overcoming challenges and stepping forward,” says Dr. Madsen. “Strengthening women and leadership is not just an issue here in Utah or in the United States, it is important around the world. There’s a lot of work globally to be done to build and strengthen women to have confidence in their abilities to lead as well as care for and protect their families. Women need to rise up and take leadership roles around the world — whether at the grassroots level or at village or country levels.”