empowering women

Omega: Part of your mission is “To re-establish walking as a healing tradition in Black communities as tribute to the women who walked before us.” You recently caravanned over 500 women from 10 cities to Selma for the 50th...

Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on images of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising, recently stayed on Omega's campus as a...

Omega: How do you see the place of women within the permaculture movement today?

Lisa: Currently we see a lot of women active in the permaculture movement. That said, not a lot of women are seen as being...

Omega: You spent 15 years working as an analyst, portfolio manager, and client relations executive. How did that experience inspire you to rethink financial health and investment?

Manisha: It was two...

Omega: What inspired you to work with women?

Manisha: The focus on women came about in two different ways. The raw, stark data is that women earn less money than men on the dollar. We spend more years out...

Omega: What’s the best financial advice you have ever received?

Manisha: If you don’t understand it, keep asking until you do.

I think it’s particularly true in finance, where there are so many...

On Cultivating a Compassionate Understanding of Family Conflict

Half the homeless in Orange County are children. And the root of homelessness for many adults lies in childhood—things that didn’t happen that should have,...

Lean In, the new book by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, urges women to own their ambition as a pathway to leadership—and has inspired a vigorous backlash. Sandberg argues that women sabotage their potential by holding themselves back; her...

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