“Women Usually Ended Up Second Class”: Remarks from an International Women’s Perspective

  • Franziska Lukas
  • Ulrike SoegtropEmail author
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


The situation of women in the Benedictine order is reflected in this chapter. The authors reflect upon the experiences female participants in leadership courses made and what can be improved in the future. They come up with a lot of helpful proposals to improve future courses regarding gender-specific issues. An example is group work in gender-separate teams where women could flourish who would not dare speak in the large group.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Scholastica AbbeyDinklageGermany

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