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.