This book has sought to answer three questions related to the impact of the Women’s Leadership Series (WLS) of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). These questions are:

  • Did the WLS training effect changes in participants’ leadership behavior, and if so, what were the nature of these changes?
  • Did these changes enable alumnae to exercise leadership more effectively?
  • What aspects of the WLS teaching and learning methodology facilitated learning and change, and why were these aspects important?

To answer these questions, I interviewed 24 WLS participants who participated in the week-long training program. The women represented many nationalities, recruitment categories (national, regional, international), ...

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