After rereading the initial question/post, my previous comment is not really on topic. Please disregard.
The question of women in leadership and what characteristics tend to produce the most significant change is a great one. It would seem to reason that “balance” would be the key. Intelligence, strength, wisdom, compassion, forgiveness, communication, and love can be used in different combinations as the situation calls for.
Mother’s are the first significant female authority figure that children are exposed to. Perhaps in the future, parental styles open to equal distribution of “power” within the marriage / home will provide the exposure and prepares the next generation. In the meantime, as we discuss the current political paradigm it is evident that women are aware of the need for change and that true effectiveness comes from the willingness to examine our expectations and change when necessary.
On a personal level, I have begun to realize I am not power(less) and that was the beginning of change! It has been suggested that Knowledge equates to Power. If true, does Change = Power? Therefore, is it safe to say that with the knowledge of our potential (Women and Gentle Men) that true power will be the capability of those to change and inspire humanity toward random & selfless acts of kindness? When world leaders, parents, friends, co-workers, neighbors, strangers…can inspire and motivate another human being toward the higher message (the Creators Message) then we will see what real power can accomplish.
The change is now and we are part of that change. I have always been told you can get more bees with honey than vinegar. Does that hold true for women in power as well?