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Carla Goldstein Speaks at Women, Power, and Peace: Leadership in a New World

2 years 3 months ago

Omega Institute's chief external affairs officer and director of the Omega Women's Leadership Center, Carla Goldstein took part in a panel presentation for Women, Power, and Peace: Leadership in a New World at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

“Leadership should not be an imitation art. Women have the opportunity to lead humanity in a new direction. It’s time to say that power should be used to build a world that works for everybody…As Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser says, ‘We need to take love out of the closet and bring it along for the power ride.’” --Carla Goldstein

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

2 years 4 months ago

 “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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OWLC Global Scholars Spotlight: Mel O'Gorman

2 years 5 months ago

The Omega Women’s Leadership global scholarship program connects us to global women leaders who are actively engaged in creating a more just world. One of our recent scholars, Mel O'Gorman, is the founder of Shingiririai Trust, a grassroots community organization in Zimbabwe that delivers psychosocial support for orphans and vulnerable children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Mel reports that recently more than 175 children graduated from the Shingirirai Early Childhood program and that "the appreciation from the community is translating into more financial support, and that the program is now on its way to becoming self-sufficient." Mel hopes to return to Omega one day. We are honored and grateful for the opportunity to offer our support to such an amazing woman and, through her and Shingiririai Trust, to the families and communities in Zimbabwe.

Learn more about our Global Change Scholars program.

 

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