Hi in the US. Great site!
I'm an Australian woman management
consultant, working part-time,
raising kids part-time, and
building my farm part-time.
I live alone 20 minutes from
the most Easterly part of Australia,
50 miles from the nearest town.
I am looking to provide
a brief consultancy to a women's
refuge/rape crisis service who
eschew a "FEMINIST MANAGEMENT
PHILOSOPHY", (FMP) but they
and me all need help with this
practice. Some of the honorary
directors are social workers,
others ex-clients from the refuge,
etc. I need to find specific
information on WHAT "FMP" is,
what techniques to employ, recommendations,
research sites, help on specific
methods or sites with such info.
When I searched for information
on these topics, I came up with
19,000+ results (!), but the
first 300 hits don't seem to
even touch on it...HOWEVER I
FOUND YOUR GREAT SITE. As I'm
doing this project for the fee
of 100 metres of fencing wire,
(!) I ask for your kind indulgence
to refer me to a more refined
site, and hope you can help.
Many thanks in advance, Jane
Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM--and
letting me indulge briefly on
your great and varied life (farming,
I don't know of any specific
"Feminist Management Practices"--meaning
the ideal versus how it really
plays out, but here are some
elements, which certainly must
be key to feminist management:
--Not hierarchical, but cyclical
or more organic leadership.
--Given the subject you are
working on--there especially
should be no blaming the victim.
--Obviously--equal pay for work
of equal value principle built
I think that's all I can offer.
You might want to look at Marilyn
Waring's book -- If Women Counted: A New Feminist Economics , which deals mostly with valuing
women's work and includes some
hint at management. Also, there
are "pro-women" groups such
but I wouldn't say that they
have a "feminist lens" so much
as just a "gender lens."