Leader of our October 17, 2006 cafe, Birute Regine is an author and developmental psychologist who specializes in the dynamics and development of relationships. Between 1996 and 1998 she was a visiting scholar at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College in Massachusets. It was here that she developed a narrative approach to organizational change.
Her investigative work on organizations that have evolved as living organizations, is a pivotal inspiration to this series for women. She authored "Weaving Complexity & Business: Engaging the Soul at Work" and is currently publishing a new book called "Path of the Iron Butterflies: Revolutionary women transforming our world" in which she interviews leading women on their leadership approach.
In her groundbreaking book, "Weaving Complexity & Business: Engaging the Soul at Work", Birute with Roger Lewin showcase a new and powerful way of thinking about and working in the new economy, one that draws on science of complexity to prove that work is personal--and that our times demand that we be open to an organziation as a living structure--rather than as a machine with people as perscribed pieces of that machine.
Our cafe on October 17 was a great success. Twenty-nine women gathered to share practices, ideas, and experience about engaging their souls at work.
Cafes aim to convene women around important topics that matter to innovate and support a new way of working. For more information about upcoming cafes and to be a part of our new "Women's Innovation Network" please join Soul at Work.