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Omega to Celebrate Achievements of Women in International Women's Day Global Celebration

 “Join Me On The Bridge” Events Planned at Brooklyn Bridge & Walkway Over the Hudson

 RHINEBECK, NY– Held annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women around the world. Omega Institute today announced that it will join two of Women for Women International’s 3rd annual, Join Me On the Bridge events. Carla Goldstein, director of the Omega Women's Leadership Center, will be speaking at the Brooklyn Bridge event, which is sponsored by What BETTER Looks Like. Omega staff will participate in a solidarity walk across the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie,New York, which is sponsored by the Women's Leadership Alliance of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“For more than three decades Omega has been providing interdisciplinary opportunities for women’s growth and development in all aspects and at all stages of life. Over the past 35 years, Omega has seen more than 600,000 women come through its doors. We are proud to show our support for women by joining in these events,” said Goldstein. “Today is both a celebration and a call for action. Women around the world, fromRwanda toNew York City, will stand together and speak out for a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world for everybody.”

The first International Women's Day took place in 1911, more than 100 years ago. The theme for 2012 is connecting girls, inspiring futures. In 2012 the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, best known for its annual Women and Power conferences, will offer two programs aimed specifically at helping women and girls advance. This year’s Leaders In Service for Women and Girls will support nonprofit organizations serving women and girls’ needs and interests. Omega’s Young Women and Girls Collaborative will support the development of future leaders by cultivating the strength of young women and girls through its leadership training program.

To register for one of Women for Women International's Join Me On the Bridge events, visit womenforwomen.org. To register for the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce's event at Walkway Over the Hudson, visit DCRCOC.org.

About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 195 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world. eOmega.org

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