Kathe Schaaf has been guiding and nurturing a transformative conversation at the intersection of women’s leadership and feminine spirituality for more than a decade. She has been involved in birthing and collaboratively leading several women’s organizations, including Gather the Women in 2002 and Women of Spirit and Faith since 2009. She has been a delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women and is a former trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, where she was a co-founder of the Women’s Task Force.
Kathe says, “As the old paradigms based upon domination, greed and power come tumbling down all around us, the gentle wisdom of the feminine is rising. Feminine principles, which have been so long devalued, are now being acknowledged as crucial to building a sustainable global community and healing the planet: compassion, intuition, inclusion, interdependence, mutuality and collaboration. The local grassroots activism of women in all parts of the world is teaching us how to build sustainable economic models. Women are stepping up to redefine leadership everywhere from Kenya to Kansas, even as they face daunting challenges.”
Kathe is a co-editor of Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power and a regular contributor to The Interfaith Observer. She is also an artist who enjoys painting and poetry.