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Celebrate International Women's Day With Us on March 8

1 year 1 month ago

March 8 is International Women's Day, a day when we confront the bleak statistics of the lives of women and girls and celebrate that around the world women and men are experimenting with new ways to learn, work, and live together. Locally, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 3rd Annual International Women’s Day Walk at the Walkway Over the Hudson and it's expected to exceed last year’s 500 plus walkers. Omega is a sponsor of the event and Carla Goldstein, cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadership Center is one of the speakers.

We hope you'll join us on the bridge. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., talks begin at 3:45 p.m., and the walk is at 4:15.

Get the details of the Hudson Valley bridge walk on Facebook. 

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Maya Azucena: How Do You Use Your Voice?

1 year 2 months ago

Award-winning singer and activist Maya Azucena takes a stand against violence through the upcoming One Billion Rising Campaign and her new music video, Dance Revolution. Maya connected with One Billion Rising founder, Eve Ensler, at Omega's 2012 Women & Power Conference. This resulted in a unique collaboration to help end violence against women and girls. The Women & Power Conference is a celebrated biennial gathering bringing together women leaders and visionaries from all over the world to share ideas and insights.

 

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Elizabeth Lesser Interview With Women for One

1 year 2 months ago

"What is a common trait among leading healers and spiritual teachers?" Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser answers this question and more in an interview with Women For One, a global community of women encouraging authenticity and inspiration. 

Read the complete interview.

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Hudson Valley Women Raise Money for Domestic Violence Shelter

1 year 4 months ago

Inspired by the global message to end violence against women and girls at Omega's recent conference Women & Power: What’s Possible, Mary Goggin, Jessica Sillins, and Noelle Adamo decided to act. They immediately organized an event to support local women facing violence in New York’s Hudson Valley, not far from Omega's Rhinebeck campus. In November, Jessica and her partner Julie Abrams hosted a fundraising celebration attended by over 50 people and raised $3,000 for local domestic violence shelter Grace Smith House.

Jessica told the enthusiastic crowd that she had been particularly moved by Women & Power faculty and Omega Women's Leadership Center Advisory Council member Hibaaq Osman. Hibaaq is Founder & CEO of Karama, an organization that connects women working to end of violence across the Middle East. She challenged American women to turn their attention to issues facing their communities. “In that moment," Jessica acknowledged, "this initiative was born.”

The organizers' goal is to keep this energy moving. They thanked guests and donors by saying: “Yes, we raised money. Yet more significant perhaps is the awareness and conversation that has begun. We are thrilled. Let's encourage one another to be bold enough to continue the conversation, and to take action for change, both within ourselves and in the world."

Learn more about Grace Smith House.

Photo: Jessica Sillins, Susan Denton, Julie Abrams, Mary Goggin, Noelle Adamo, and Sarah Urech

Elizabeth Lesser: Bozos on the Bus

1 year 5 months ago

Omega's cofounder, Elizabeth Lesser reads the excerpt "Bozos on the Bus" from her best-selling book, Broken Open, in the Ram Dass Library during Family Week at Omega Institute.

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Carla Goldstein to Speak on the Sacred Balance of Giving and Receiving

1 year 5 months ago

Carla Goldstein, JD, Omega chief external affairs officer and director of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center will be giving a keynote talk on November 3, 2012 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 12th Annual Women’s Symposium. This year’s theme is “It’s a Give and Take World” and Carla’s keynote, “Finding Flow: the Sacred Balance of Giving and Receiving,” will explore the importance of allowing oneself to receive, as well as to give.

Carla will be joined by an exciting lineup of speakers including Nicole Sheindlin, executive director of Her Honor Mentoring program and Dr. Michael Koch, MD and Lindsay Aarstad, RPA-C, who will discuss their recent experiences working at a clinic in Africa. The HVHC will also be honoring Chereese Jervis-Hill, President of Events to Remember, with their Community Woman of the Year Award.

The symposium is from 8:30am‑2:00pm. Yoga, chair massages, and meals are included. Registration is still open. For more information visit The Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s website.

Julie Daley: Women & Power—Wisdom Learned from Omega Institute's Conference

1 year 6 months ago

Julie Daley, teacher, coach, and creator of women's leadership blog Unabashedly Female, shares insights from the Omega Women's Leadership Center's Women & Power Conference in her latest blog post. She features quotes from many of the speakers and reflects on how the conference impacted her personally, including the observation that "Our power is not like that which has been wielded over others to dominate and control. Our true power, the power that flows through us when we are embodying the feminine principle, is the power to serve, and it is inclusive, holding, and connecting, and it weaves life together in a supportive bond." 

Read Julie Daley's full post "Women and Power—Wisdom Learned from Omega Institute's Conference".

What Young Women are Saying about Rachel Simmon's Workshop

1 year 7 months ago

Here's a blog post from Naomi Chick and Julia Hunter who recently participated in the Omega Women's Leadership Center's workshop for young women Say What You Mean, Be Who You Are with Rachel Simmons. There was a lot of enthusiasm and engagement among the young women who attended the weekend and a commitment to creating change not only in their own lives, but in the world.

Pat Mitchell Named One of the Most Powerful Women Over 50 by Huffington Post

1 year 9 months ago

Omega Women's Leadership Center Advisory Council member and Women & Power 2012 speaker, Pat Mitchell, has been named by the Huffington Post as one of the Most Powerful Women Over 50. She was recognized for showcasing female media innovators with the Paley Center series “She’s Making Media” and being an important connector of high-profile female activists. Her commitment to connection and collaboration not only make her a powerful woman but her forward-thinking spirit is helping to redefine power for women, the media, and us all.

Girls' Leadership Worldwide Visits Omega

1 year 9 months ago

Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC) and the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) received a visiting today from an amazing group of young women from Girls' Leadership Worldwide. Formerly the Girls' Leadership Workshop, this international leadership development program for high school girls brings together students from diverse cultures and backgrounds for nine days in order to engage in workshops and activities designed to fully awaken the leader within them, using the leadership model of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about Girls' Leadership Worldwide

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