Journalist Geraldine Doogue lead a conversation on ‘Women of Faith Leading the Way’ with Dr Zuleyha Keskin from ISRA and Stancea Vichie from MSS on Tuesday 13 August at the 75 year anniversary of Missionary Sisters of Service.

Geraldine Doogue is a well know Australian journalist and commentator while Dr Zuleyha Keskin is a senior lecturer at Islamic Sciences and Research Academy and Stancea Vichie is congregational leader of the Missionary Sisters of Service.

More than 100 people gathered at Genazzano FCJ College in Kew, Melbourne on 13 August 2019 where leadership was discussed from various angles.

While the challenges of having women in leadership roles in all segments of society was acknowledged, the need to chip away at the obstacles slowly and wisely was noted.

The conversation then turned to the qualities needed for leaders which included sincerity, decisiveness and the ability to navigate through challenges to meet objectives.

Leadership was described as not being a privilege but a responsibility that comes with accountability. Therefore, a leader should be ready to give up their position if someone with better skills and capabilities comes along who can fulfill the role.

The conversations were a great way to acknowledge leadership, its opportunities and challenges in various contexts.