How Women Lead: Witches, Snow Queens, Amigas and Amazons with Jocelyn Davis

Join Cate Stillman on the Thrive with Cate podcast as she explores the world of women’s leadership with special guest Jocelyn Davis. In this episode, Jocelyn introduces her groundbreaking book, “Insubordinate: 12 New Archetypes for Women Who Lead,” challenging traditional leadership narratives and showcasing the diverse ways women can excel in leadership roles.

What You’ll Get Out of Tuning In

  • Learn about the 12 unique leadership archetypes for women, each inspired by the four classic elements – fire, earth, water, and air.
  • Challenge conventional views of leadership by understanding and appreciating the multifaceted ways in which women can lead, breaking away from the traditional male-centric leadership model.
  • Discover how recognizing and embracing your primary archetype can serve as a foundation for personal and professional growth. Jocelyn emphasizes that, as women, we possess the capacity to tap into any archetype as needed.


  • Explore the concept of the heroine’s journey, a narrative that diverges from the linear hero’s journey, reflecting the expansive nature of women’s leadership roles.
  • Dive into the 12 leadership archetypes, ranging from the Temptress and Amazon to the Empress and Witch, each representing a unique approach to leadership inspired by the four classic elements.
  • Understand the power of diversity in leadership styles and how women can benefit from incorporating different archetypes into their leadership repertoire.


“Women’s range is wider than men; we have the capacity to step into more roles, more talents, and more capabilities.”

“Appreciate other women’s leadership styles; understand the strengths and vulnerabilities of each archetype.”

“We need different stories and different examples in leadership to truly embrace diversity.”


As Jocelyn Davis encourages women to embrace their leadership potential and recognize the broad range of archetypes within, Cate Stillman concludes the episode by emphasizing the transformative power of understanding and integrating these archetypes. Tune in to future episodes for more insightful discussions on personal growth, leadership, and empowerment.

Thank you for joining us on the Thrive with Cate podcast – empowering women to thrive in every aspect of life.