AWAKENING

WOMEN

AWAKENING

WOMEN

Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership in Action

Empowering Rural, Regional, and Remote Women for the Coming Energy Age, of Digital Connectivity and Virtual Realities

We are a community of awakening women who guide and support other awakening women in their journey to women’s entrepreneurial leadership. Our community – led by sociologist, researcher, and entrepreneur Dr. Cecily Jensen-Clayton – is a community that focuses on the personal and professional development of women in rural, regional and remote areas.

We recognise and value:

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Women’s Natural Intelligence

Women’s intelligence largely arises from our resonations that arise in our embodied relational way of being in the world. It is an intelligence that fuels our way of working. This intelligence is an approach, an empowered way of thinking that is contextual, fit-for-purpose, and human values based. Women’s intelligence is entrepreneurial, its entrepreneurial nature manifested in women’s orientation to find positive value, to seek out opportunities to add new value, create value, enhance existing value, to maximise value, and/or amplify value in contextually sensitive and socially embedded ways. In short, we women are generally always seeking to improve things.

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Women as Natural Leaders

Whether by nature or nurture, taking the lead is something women tend do in most circumstances. It is women who create conditions for the social and economic flourishing of their communities. Without women’s contributions, our communities would be significantly different. This difference that women make creates as imperative – a need for conscious ongoing awakening to what it is we do and the value of what we do. In making what is often unconscious to ourselves conscious, we automatically enrich and expand what it is we already do while providing a model for others to follow.

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Women’s Approach to Life

Women’s relational and interactive approach to life is the basis of our orientation to leadership. Women are do-ers. However, we women are often not aware of the ‘big picture’ value of what we do or have done and are often unaware of the layers of skill sets they have that that underpin the work. Awakening ourselves as women allows us to value more what we do, an intelligent and ethical response to the world around us and central to our growth in female entrepreneurial leadership….

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Value & Recognition in What We Do

More than ever, in our rapidly changing contemporary world, we women need to recognise and value our skills sets that create sustainable social and economic conditions for communities. One of our strengths as women is our capacity and ability to form alliances to ‘get a job done’. We empower ourselves further through gaining a conscious understanding of power, its uses, how it works as well as gain appreciation of our own personal power, and in this way giving women as a group the means of greater independence within a male driven societal system.

In offering workshops as well as consultancy,
we guide and support other awakening women to:

Initiate their projects

Increase their authentic & interactive leadership

Build effective networks

Collaborate effectively

Onboard with decisions that matter

Assist with cultivating entrepreneurial leadership

Want to know more about how you can be involved and help other women grow and open up their entrepreneurial possibilities?

Female

Entrepreneurial Intelligence

Female entrepreneurial intelligence is a way of perceiving the world that pays close attention to sensory information, information that we receive through our bodies. Female entrepreneurial intelligence is not exclusive to women; however, as girls and women are socialised to pay more attention to their bodies this form of intelligence comes more naturally to women. Female entrepreneurial intelligence as a sensory/bodily based approach to a situation is a set of intelligences (bodily, nomadic, cognitive) working in a concerted dynamic that captures the ‘livingness’ in a situation, bringing benefits to multiple stakeholders. The inclusivity in this approach can be seen in the ways in which women generally network to make things happen in their local communities or organisations. As such Female entrepreneurial intelligence is an approach, an empowered way of thinking that is contextual, fit-for-purpose, and human values based.

Some of the significance of this form of intelligence lies in its extension of the accepted/assumed meaning of ‘entrepreneurial activity’, enabling it to include anything that enhances community life and brings about conditions for communities to flourish. This form of intelligence is not directly tied to money, profit, and economics. The genius of female entrepreneurial intelligence is that in its application of creating conditions for the community to flourish is also the means to achieve financial flourishing. This form of intelligence as a theory of inclusion is useful from the micro level of activities in communities to its governance and business interests.

This form of intelligence differs from the generic understanding of entrepreneurial intelligence, the generic form being a masculinised form typically associated with business, business-related activities, and linked to financial outcomes so that the potential of entrepreneurial activity is locked away within this narrow framework. In its internalisation and application, female entrepreneurial intelligence is manifest in women’s entrepreneurial leadership and when viewed through the lens of female entrepreneurial intelligence, prevents the reduction, trivialisation or even dismissal of women’s aspirations and values. In short, female entrepreneurial intelligence takes a considered approach to multiple stakeholders to build social conditions whereby entrepreneurial activity is working for the social and economic flourishing of communities.

Publications

Jensen-Clayton, C. M. (2018). Women Writing to Ourselves: Rescuing the Girl Child from Androcentricity. In A. L. Black & S. Garvis (Eds.), Women Activating Agency in Academia: Metaphors, Manifestos and Memoir. Abingdon, Oxon. UK.: Routledge.

Jensen-Clayton, C. M., & Macleod, R. (2017). Female pleasure in the academy through erotic power. In S. Riddle, M. Harmes, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Producing pleasure within the contemporary university. Rotterdam, NLD: Sense Publishers

Jensen-Clayton, Cecily (2016) Disrupting dangerous illusions in international education: performativity, subjectivity, and agency in English language courses for overseas students (ELICOS). [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Jensen-Clayton, C. M., & Murray, A. J. (2016). Working Beyond the Research Maze. In D. Rossi, F. Gacenga, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Navigating the education research maze: Contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Jensen-Clayton, C. M., & Murray, A. J. (2016). Working in the research maze: At what price? In D. Rossi, F. Gacenga, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Navigating the education research maze: Contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Murray, A. J., & Jensen-Clayton, C. M. (2019). Tiptoeing around the institution? Doctoral supervision in the knowledge economy. Submitted to T. Machin, M. Clarà, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Traversing the doctorate: Reflections and strategies from students, supervisors and administrators.

Female

Entrepreneurial Intelligence

Female entrepreneurial intelligence is a way of perceiving the world that pays close attention to sensory information, information that we receive through our bodies. Female entrepreneurial intelligence is not exclusive to women; however, as girls and women are socialised to pay more attention to their bodies this form of intelligence comes more naturally to women. Female entrepreneurial intelligence as a sensory/bodily based approach to a situation is a set of intelligences (bodily, nomadic, cognitive) working in a concerted dynamic that captures the ‘livingness’ in a situation, bringing benefits to multiple stakeholders. The inclusivity in this approach can be seen in the ways in which women generally network to make things happen in their local communities or organisations. As such Female entrepreneurial intelligence is an approach, an empowered way of thinking that is contextual, fit-for-purpose, and human values based.

Some of the significance of this form of intelligence lies in its extension of the accepted/assumed meaning of ‘entrepreneurial activity’, enabling it to include anything that enhances community life and brings about conditions for communities to flourish. This form of intelligence is not directly tied to money, profit, and economics. The genius of female entrepreneurial intelligence is that in its application of creating conditions for the community to flourish is also the means to achieve financial flourishing. This form of intelligence as a theory of inclusion is useful from the micro level of activities in communities to its governance and business interests.

This form of intelligence differs from the generic understanding of entrepreneurial intelligence, the generic form being a masculinised form typically associated with business, business-related activities, and linked to financial outcomes so that the potential of entrepreneurial activity is locked away within this narrow framework. In its internalisation and application, female entrepreneurial intelligence is manifest in women’s entrepreneurial leadership and when viewed through the lens of female entrepreneurial intelligence, prevents the reduction, trivialisation or even dismissal of women’s aspirations and values. In short, female entrepreneurial intelligence takes a considered approach to multiple stakeholders to build social conditions whereby entrepreneurial activity is working for the social and economic flourishing of communities.

Publications

Jensen-Clayton, C. M. (2018). Women Writing to Ourselves: Rescuing the Girl Child from Androcentricity. In A. L. Black & S. Garvis (Eds.), Women Activating Agency in Academia: Metaphors, Manifestos and Memoir. Abingdon, Oxon. UK.: Routledge.

Jensen-Clayton, C. M., & Macleod, R. (2017). Female pleasure in the academy through erotic power. In S. Riddle, M. Harmes, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Producing pleasure within the contemporary university. Rotterdam, NLD: Sense Publishers

Jensen-Clayton, Cecily (2016) Disrupting dangerous illusions in international education: performativity, subjectivity, and agency in English language courses for overseas students (ELICOS). [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Jensen-Clayton, C. M., & Murray, A. J. (2016). Working Beyond the Research Maze. In D. Rossi, F. Gacenga, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Navigating the education research maze: Contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Jensen-Clayton, C. M., & Murray, A. J. (2016). Working in the research maze: At what price? In D. Rossi, F. Gacenga, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Navigating the education research maze: Contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Murray, A. J., & Jensen-Clayton, C. M. (2019). Tiptoeing around the institution? Doctoral supervision in the knowledge economy. Submitted to T. Machin, M. Clarà, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Traversing the doctorate: Reflections and strategies from students, supervisors and administrators.

Julie Mayne
Mayne Pastoral
QRRRWN Board Director

I have had the absolute pleasure in witnessing Cecily’s vision for our organisation come to fruition over the last three years. As an elected Director to the Board for Queensland’s Remote, Regional and Rural Women’s Network (QRRRWN) in charge of the Membership portfolio, Cecily’s ability to look into the future and address the needs of our members, as a futurist has set our organisation up as a progressive, communicative women’s network. Comprising of women from a range of localities, both rural and regional, and from diverse businesses enterprises such as agricultural and financial fields, Cecily also focused on women’s wellbeing, recognising their needs in these areas and making sure they were met.

Cecily has the uncanny ability to foresee areas that need attention and deliver workable methods to ensure the smooth running of our organisation, and its membership well into the future. Through her thoroughly written and well considered guidelines for the organisation, our future is strong.

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