Has feminism entered into a dangerous liaison with capitalism ?  

The question above is asked by Hester Eisenstein ( 2005 ). It was a question asked  

more than a decade earlier from within the academy that positioned Calás and  

Smircich ( 1993 ) as leaders in this fi eld. More than two decades later the concerns  

expressed by authors such as Calás and Smircich and by Eisenstein are as important  

as ever. It is the globalization of capitalism particularly in its current form that we  

have put our minds to in this chapter on leadership and initiative. This form of economic direction is often expressed as global development and implies a sense of  

responsibility of compliance with its initiatives in the purported interests of the  

common good. Our initiative is to invite a refreshed critique of the globalization of  

capitalism from feminist points of view.