More Women’s Leadership for a Better World

The Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU) and the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation (CAPPF) released the volume “More Women’s Leadership for a Better World: Care as Driver for our Common Home.” The book has a Preface by the Holy Father Pope Francis and is edited by the President of CAPPF, Prof. Anna Maria Tarantola. It was published by the publishing house Vita e Pensiero in English, Italian, and Spanish, both as an e-book and physically.

Using a multidisciplinary and international perspective, the research involved fifteen academics from ten Universities in eight countries: Italy, Japan, Spain, Portugal, USA, Chile, Brazil, and Australia. Several aspects of overcoming inequalities are considered, along with the causes and evidence of persistent inequalities, the obstacles for women in the world of academia, enterprise and politics, and the positive effects of the presence of women in top positions. The key driver of the research is the consideration of care as the compass for changing thought and action. In the research, “care” is the mutual care among “brothers” and “sisters” in the human family, as emphasized in the encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti.

Together with Lisa Sowle Cahill and Maria Clara Bingemer, Barbara Schellhammer contributed her share to the book with an article on the definition of “Care” (p.27-29).

You can download the ebook (pdf) for free: More Women’s Leadership for A Better World (English, Spanish, Italian edition) (

Book presentation on March 10th 2023 in Rome: Sacru Alliance - Homepage (

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