Omega Women's Leadership Center

“We are socialized to think we aren’t part of the solution to racism, but we begin to gain power to make change when we decide to take responsibility,” said Berwick Mahdi, one of three trainers for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond,...

On March 11th, Omega Women's Leadership Center community engagement coordinator, Lys Swan, attended the event, "Changing the World One Story at a...

On March 8th, the world again honored International Women’s Day, celebrating women's achievements while also acknowledging the challenges that women still face. 

Calling for solidarity as women continue to work for equal...

"Darcy...”

“Yeah, Mom?”

I momentarily held the undivided attention of my teenage daughter. Her thumbs, free of their ubiquitous texting keypad, quietly dangled by her side. Her computer and its...

Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), offers the opening keynote of the 2014 Women & Power Conference, Women/Men: What's Next. She speaks about the myths and...

There are other ways of being brave.

It’s time to change our definition of what it means to be daring. The classic myth of the hero’s journey traces an arc of death-defying adventure, but across the globe women are forging a new path—one...

Till the Ground for Healing

Elizabeth Lesser opened the 2014 Women & Power Conference and spoke to us about myths and stereotypes about women and men that hurt everybody—women, men, families, and...

Eight months shy of a hundred. And still

filled with the wonderment of a child. My grandmother

is a revelation tumbling in on itself. Songs

and secrets snaked into the creases of her smile.
Her 63-year-old hunch is...

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