Women from around the world take part in leadership program

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Women from six different countries came to the capital as part of a leadership institute sponsored by the U.S.State Department.

It’s part of the Women’s Civic Leadership from the Heartland program.

This year they have nearly 20 women from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, India and Mongolia.

Mary Banwart, the Associate Professer of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas says they attempt to turn the tables on the typical idea of leadership…going so far as to remove the words “leader” and “follower” from the women’s vocabulary.

This is the fourth year KU has hosted the institute.

The university has produced 74 alumnus spread across the middle east and north Africa.

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